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Bee Healthy, Eat Local!

Well we are a good way into farmer’s market season. Recently at the market there has been a lot of buzz about eating local foods. I have to say I was not a big local person when I lived back up north, as I just did not think about it too much. Being here at…

Chicken with Honeyed Tomatoes

Makes 6 servings Ingredients 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 2 lbs. Salt and pepper, to taste 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 can (28 oz.) plum tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/2 cup dry white wine 6 Tablespoons Savannah Bee honey 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon…

Make Lemonade: A 30 Day Challenge, Part 2

In April I submitted a post about a personal challenge I decided to undertake: for thirty days I would drink a concoction of honey, lemon juice, and hot water every morning to see what kind of effect it would have on my body good, bad or somewhere in between. After religiously drinking this beverage every…

Checking in From Charleston – The Spoleto Festival

It’s that time of year again, the weather’s turning from warm to hot and downtown Charleston is beginning to fill with talented artists from all over the world. The Spoleto Festival, also known as the world’s premier performing arts festival, will be hosting their 38th annual event, and this year it’s going to be big….

Red Skin Potato Salad with Honey Dill Dressing

Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 1-1/2 lbs. small red new potatoes 4 strips bacon 1 medium onion, diced 6 Tablespoons honey 6 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon water 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 Tablespoon dried dill 1 bunch watercress, washed and chopped In large pot, boil whole potatoes in salted…

As Sweet as Tupelo Honey

Have you ever noticed how many songs reference honey? Van Morrison really set the tone when he proclaimed his love for Tupelo honey by naming his 5th solo album after it. I remember sitting in my car last summer on Congress Street here in Savannah, GA when country singer Tim McGraw sang, “kisses sweeter than…

Chicken Fajita Grill with Avocados and Honey Corn Cakes

Makes 4 servings 1 to 2 lemons 1/4 cup honey 1 Tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 boneless chicken breasts 2 avocados 12 honey corn cakes, recipe follows cilantro, optional sliced red pepper, optional citrus slices, optional Grate lemon to get 2 teaspoons peel. Squeeze to get 2…

Make Lemonade: A 30 Day Challenge

The challenge: to wake up every morning for thirty days and down a concoction of hot water, lemon juice, and a spoonful of Tupelo honey.   Now, I’m not the type of girl to take on thirty-day challenges, let alone shape my day around doing something that’s actually good for me and my body. So…

Surfing

I was raised right on the beach. Our house on St. Simons Island sat at the back of the dunes and I lived in the salt water. Like fish, swimming, floating, body surfing, me and my gang of friends would find scraps of plywood and bend them into rideable sizes. The frayed edges were a…

Honey, The Commercial Product

For thousands of years humans have known that honey is a miracle food from nature. It only takes a quick search on the internet to find literally hundreds of health benefits and incredible recovery stories attributed to honey. Honey has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. Honey soothes coughs and boosts immune response. Honey has been…

Foulness in the Bee Yard

What is that STANK! Nope, it’s not foul-brood and your hive is as likely as not to be healthy. This time of year the roadsides light up with yellow as goldenrod blooms. These flowers provide a nectar source for the bees in the Fall period of the year but it comes with its cost –…

A Beekeepers View on Spring

It has been a cold winter and I am cranky. I can’t remember an unrelenting cold like the one we’ve had this year. I bet our beehives are mad too. Having kept bees for more than 30 years, there’s always a nagging worry about their well-being during the winter. We are pretty spoiled with warm…