TIP OF THE DAY: Organic Honey From Whole Foods Markets

September is National Honey Month, a good reason to focus on our favorite ways to use honey. Even if you’re not Jewish, you can start this week with a Rosh Hashanah tradition: Celebrate the Jewish New Year with a traditional snack of apples and honey. The custom ushers in a sweet new year. We never…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey & Nuts Spread & Topping

Homemade honey with nuts. Photo courtesy AppleTurnover.tv.   Honey Nuts Cheerios, Chex, Shredded Wheat and Special K; honey nut peanut butter and honey-roasted nuts: Honey and nuts are a natural pairing. If you’ve got nuts and honey, you can take the duo one step further: Combine them into a delicious bread spread and dessert topping,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar Substitutions

Try something from this list instead of sugar.Photo courtesy Domino Foods.   Don’t want refined sugar in your recipe? Here are substitutes for 1/2 cup sugar: Agave syrup: 1/3 cup Barley malt extract: 1-1/2 cups Carrot juice: 1/2 cup Dried fruit purée: 1-1/4 cups Fruit: 2 cups Fruit juice: 1/2 cup Fruit juice concentrate: 1/2…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Baking With Honey

If you love to bake but want to use less refined sugar, consider honey as a substitute. Here are tips on cooking with honey from Honey.com, the website of the National Honey Board, where you can find every type of recipe plus beekeepers in your area: SUBSTITUTING HONEY IN BAKING Honey helps enhance browning, so…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Soften Brown Sugar ~ Fast!

Even though we stored our brown sugar in a supposedly airtight glass canister, it invariably became rock-hard in a few weeks, its natural high level of moisture evaporating into…well, who knows where it went? The old “Hints From Heloise” on how to soften brown sugar don’t work if you’re in a hurry. They include putting…
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