'If the adulterated (fake) honey is labelled as “pure honey”, what does a consumer do?'
"Bees have dual citizenship these days, so I usually just wing it on my label." Fake honey is a growing problem, especially with no clear labelling.
The local honey industry currently sees an average annual turnover of R3.2bn, producing 2,000 tonnes per annum.
Top of the list is asparagus. In the 16th century, it was widely believed that the shape of a particular food, gave a clue as to what it could be used for. Hence the phallic shape of the asparagus spear meant it must be good for sex.
Wassailing, which this year falls on Tuesday 17th January, is really the only time my apple trees get any proper attention
An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, 'man would only have
I'm not a Mum who treats sugar as the devil. I have a very sensible (well I think so) theory that by saying something's off limits you create all kinds of both negative and exciting connotations. Dieting, giving up smoking, stopping dating unsuitable men... by saying it's off limits all of a sudden we all want it more. So this recipe is a welcome surprise.
Peter and I talked about bees and the recent initiative at the farm to promote beekeeping. Peter also shared some of the dark, despicable secrets of the commercial bee-keeping industry where bees are literally exploited to death. None of these practices, it should be said, are the biodynamic way.
Honey butter. I predict you'll hear about this heavenly combination a lot in 2014. I was first alerted to the revelation when, after falling head over heels for the cornbread at The Lockhart (a dapper new joint in Marylebone), I asked the chef how it was made.