As the colder temperatures settle in, our homes become a place of warmth and comfort, inviting us to spend cherished moments indoors with our loved ones. Whether it's the calm tranquility of a quiet winter day or the bustling energy of holiday preparations, one thing remains constant – the desire to feel nourished and healthy during this special season.
Pure honey, with its rich flavour and abundant health benefits, seamlessly integrates into the cozy embrace of winter. It becomes a delightful companion in our warm drinks and dishes, adding a touch of sweetness to our shared meals. Yet, unlocking the full potential of honey requires a mindful approach.
The Importance of Quality
Start by choosing high-quality honey for the best flavour and nutritional content. Opt for varieties labeled as pure and raw, as these haven't undergone high heating processes that can strip away the benefits honey is renowned for.
Witnessing your honey crystallize is a positive sign! To slow down this process, store your honey in a cool, dry place – the fridge is ideal for some varieties, like our Ice Honey. If crystallization occurs, gently warm the honey in a water bath or stir it to restore its liquid state. (For more on crystallization, check out our blog post here.)
Preserving Flavour and Benefits
As pure and raw honey has already avoided excessive heat in its initial processing, adding it towards the end of your cooking or baking endeavors helps maintain its unique flavour and health benefits. This approach is particularly crucial when incorporating honey into marinades and sauces. Elevate your dishes with the distinctive taste of our Ginger in Honey or Cinnamon in Honey for an extra touch of spice and warmth.