“I don’t feel much like Pooh today,” said Pooh. “There there,” said Piglet. “I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”
― A. A. MILNE
Choose a honey . . . or two honeys to suit your taste!
History supports our love affair with honey! Honey has been prized both as food and as medicine since ancient times. Human use of honey is traced back to some 8000 years ago as depicted by Stone Age paintings. When sealed in an airtight container, honey is one of the few foods known to have an eternal shelf life. There are even reports of edible honey being found in several-thousand-year-old Egyptian tombs.
Honey’s longevity can be explained by its chemical makeup: The substance is naturally acidic and low in moisture, making it an inhospitable environment for bacteria. Honey has been reported to have an inhibitory effect on around 60 species of bacteria, some species of fungi, and viruses. In addition to its role in traditional medicine, it has found a place in modern medicine during the past few decades. One of its most important uses medicinally is in the healing of wounds. Natural honey contains about 200 substances, including amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.
We buy our meticulously handled, gourmet honey from Epicurean Honey Company, which is located not far from us in Western Colorado. We grow the beautiful lavender to infuse in our Lavender Honey right on the same farm where our Plum Daisy Kitchen is located.