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'Why is your honey so expensive?'

May 14, 2017 Jimmy Giles

I am often asked, 'Why is your honey so expensive?'  This is a profound question that merits lots of reflection, study and analysis.  (I'll continue to update this page as I conduct my own research.) My responses: Why is your honey so cheap? Did you know America is flooded with foreign honey? Why is America flooded with foreign honey? My economic theory is that the American market, the American economy is monopolized by cheap foreign products including honey.  But do you really need to have a PhD in economics to figure this out?  If honey were scarce and hard to...


Honey Coconut Cake

May 12, 2017 Jimmy Giles

Honey Coconut Cake

You'll have to make seconds, because this cake is going to go fast!

Mead

May 11, 2017 Jimmy Giles

Mead

There is a poem attributed to the Brythonic-speaking bard Taliesin, who lived around 550 AD, called the Kanu y med or "Song of Mead."[26] The legendary drinking, feasting and boasting of warriors in the mead hall is echoed in the mead hall Din Eidyn (modern day Edinburgh) as depicted in the poem Y Gododdin, attributed to the poet Aneirin who would have been a contemporary of Taliesin. In the Old English epic poem Beowulf, the Danish warriors drank mead. In both Insular Celtic and Germanic cultures mead was the primary heroic drink in poetry.

Vail health column: Pure, raw honey is nature’s pharmacy

May 09, 2017 Jimmy Giles

The health benefits of honey for these purposes seem to work best when one takes a teaspoonful of raw honey on an empty stomach and waits 30 minutes before eating or drinking.

"Most 'honey' is garbage."

May 09, 2017 Jimmy Giles

"Most 'honey' is garbage." Vaughn M. Bryant, PhD  (vbryant@tamu.edu) Professor and Director Palynology Laboratory Department of Anthropology Texas A&M University  (TAMU 4352) College Station, TX  77843-4352 979-845-5242  FAX  979-845-4070   web page: http://anthropology.tamu.edu/html/profile--vaughnbryant.html. "True courage is being scared as hell, but still saddling up and going anyway!"  John Wayne "My treasures do not glitter, they gleam in the sun and bark at night."