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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."


Thank the bees for this wonderful farmhouse ale: Oxbow Brewing’s Catalyst

May 07, 2017 Jimmy Giles

When we talk about alcoholic beverages made with honey, the subject is almost always mead, the fermented-honey beverage beloved by vikings that’s currently undergoing an artisan revival across America. But French and Belgian farmhouse breweries have been producing biere de miel — literally “honey beer” — for centuries.

Tupelo Honey

May 04, 2017 Jimmy Giles

Tupelo Honey

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn’t honey. However, the FDA isn’t checking honey sold here to see if it contains pollen.