National Honey Month!

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I eat a little bit of honey every single day. Usually, I put a tablespoon of the sweet nectar in my yogurt for breakfast. Sometimes I try to put a little on a piece of toast. The bottom line is that honey is one of the more natural sweeteners in the world, and I want to help celebrate National Honey Month! I’m curious about how honey was used in the ancient world, and if you are too, read more after the jump! Also, make sure to check out some of the delicious honey recipes that I found.

Honey has been a staple of humankind for a long, long time. One book claims that humans began hunting for honey at least 10,000 years ago. A cave painting in Spain from around that time depicted two females collecting honey and honeycomb from a bee nest. But this nectar wasn’t just being collected in Spain. Ancient Egyptians used honey to sweeten cakes and biscuits.

Some people also believe that Ancient Romans used honey at times to pay taxes instead of gold. In Greece, the custom for brides was to dip her fingers in honey and make the sign of the cross before she entered her home. This was supposed to ensure that her life would always remain sweet.

In Central America, the Mayans used honey for cooking. Other cultures actually used honey for its health uses, such as using it as an ointment for burns or to sooth sore throats. In short, humans have known for thousands of years that honey is pretty much amazing. So let’s celebrate it’s sweetness with a fun and delicious honey menu!

Appetizers
Honey Coated Crunchy Chicken Fingers
Honey Surprise
Raspberry Mint Honey

Main Courses
Baked Honey Ham
Honey Glazed Pork Chops
Honey Glazed Chicken

Sides
Honey Baked Lentils
Honey Ginger Carrots
Sue Bee Honey Vegetables

Desserts
Honey Bun Cake
Spiced Honey Cookies
Honey Pecan Delight

Looking for more honey recipes? Click here!

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  • http://www.tjomahapoker.com/ Tomas

    This is just so great! Like the recipes you got there. And oh, I didn’t know, September is Honey Month? That’s interesting! :D Many thanks!

  • http://healthy-eating-support.org Suzy

    I love to use honey for sweetening. One of my favorite things to make with honey is baklava. People are always impressed with it but, contrary to what people may think, it is not difficult to prepare if you use frozen fillo leaves. Here is a link to the recipe: Healthy-Eating-Support.org/Recipe-Baklava.html

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