One Sticky Mess
What a sticky mess this is! I hope everyone reading this blog stays well over the next few months. With all this time indoors self-isolating some of you may find yourselves raiding the kitchen cupboards. I did this at my mum’s house in London. She had A LOT of honey. We made a tower. Below I discuss why it’s great to have some kitchen cupboard honey and what to do if it has crystallised.
So why is it a great product to find in your cupboard? Here are three reasons:
- It doesn’t spoil. Edible honey was found in Egypt’s pyramids, dating back 3000 years.
- It has natural antibacterial properties. Say you’re stuck indoors and you cut your finger but you don’t have any plasters? Fret not! Honey can help in wound healing.
- It is a great ingredient to add to food and drink. From honey on toast to a nice hot toddy, it is perfect for these self-isolating times.
Crystallisation – Has your honey crystallised?
If you find old honey in your cupboard it may have crystallised. This is not a problem. In fact crystallisation is a natural process and the honey is still completely edible. I love crystallised honey on toast but I understand that it’s not for everyone.
It’s very easy to de-crystallise your stores. Take the lid off the jar, pop it in a bowl of warm (not boiling) water and stir occasionally. Eventually it will reach a smooth consistency. Just be careful not to overheat as this will damage the natural nutrients.