Thursday, October 25, 2012

Honey Honey

My son, eat thou ahoney, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste -Proverbs 24:13

What makes me happy today? 

Clay was making fun of me for HOW EXCITED I was when I got this honey. I don't know, it just makes me happy. This is healthy, inexpensive, raw honey. 

Did you know that Elder Ballard, an apostle of Jesus Christ, spoke about the benefits of honey?! Yes, I admit, it wasn't the purpose of his talk...but he said this, 

"Father loved his gentle honeybees and marveled at the way thousands of them working together transformed the nectar gathered from his peach blossoms into sweet, golden honey—one of nature’s most beneficial foods. In fact, nutritionists tell us it is one of the foods that includes all the substances—enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water—necessary to sustain life." know, honey is good. I use it in a lot of baking, I put it on top of peanut butter on toast, I sometimes eat a spoonful for allergies or indigestion, and I put it in tea. 

The truth is, honey has SO many health benefits. Which is why it ticks me off when people say, "Well it just ends up being the same as sugar." NO- NOT TRUE. Does sugar contain antioxidants that help prevent cancer and heart disease? Does sugar boost your immune system?  Is sugar a probiotic? Yeah, all these answers are no. I suppose I must clarify that most honey you buy at the store that is highly processed and pasteurized is much like sugar. I'm talking about RAW honey. 

So anyway, I am happy today for my honey. 

If you live in the area, I got the honey from Hoopers Honey Farm in Rigby, ID. They sell their honey for about $2/pound and you can just drop off jars, containers, whatever you want, and they fill it and will even drop it off at your house for you! It's great. And they are so nice. 

As much as I DESPISE bee's buzzing around my house where they aren't suppose to, I sure am grateful for honey bees! 


PS. I seriously took like a billion blurry HORRID pictures. And I feel like that picture above is pretty craptastic. Shooting on manual type settings is really confusing so I'm really hoping my DSLR Photography for Dummies book becomes available at the library soon. I'm not even joking. I'm actually going to use one of those "for dummies" books. Oy. 

PPS. Clay just came up to me and said, "Well, gonna go save the world...actually I'm gonna be saving the UNIVERSE". He's off to play video games in the basement :)


HeidiT said...

I'm so jealous! We had a giant tub of the most delicious raw honey for years on end and we just ran out last month. I have been trying to find a replacement for it but even the local fresh raw stuff just hasn't been as good. The search continues.

Kristi M. said...

When well Heidi finds the deal I want to know! We have been using this awesome honey my mom had for a really long time. It was more of the creamy honey and awesome! We ran out a little bit ago and are so sad. Nothing compared. I am so jealous! Another awesome thing about honey is that it literally never goes bad. One of the best things for long term food storage...if you can keep it around that long.

Megan and Greg said...

haha, funny. 2 bucks a pound? saweet!!!! i'm jealous! that's a awy good deal! congrats!

Jenni said...

I'm seriously soo impressed by all of your homemakingness! You are a machine! The honey looks fabulous and sounds super yummy right now. Enjoy it, sister!

Steve/Dad/Grandpa said...

This is my cumulative comment from reading many of your past blogs. My dear Danielle, you are truly wise and mature beyond your years.
I love you.

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

I love your honey!! You are so lucky, my hone costs me about 10.00 a pound and I am not kidding. Next time we drive to Idaho I want to get some from him. Although they say the best honey is the honey that is local. Mine is as local as it will get, it comes from philomath or corvalis. I loved that talk too! I didn't know that about honey. I have thought about how they always took honey bees with them whenever the Lord led people away. Then there is the phrase "the land of milk and honey" so good stuff. I know I keep saying this, but I am excited about your camera goal. I love your pics. That is so funny about what clay said! love you!!


pahgahah on clay's comment- so funny. yum! You make me want to just eat a spoonful of honey right now! WOW 2 dollars a pound that's crazy!!!! unbelievable! I read dad's comment- so sweet :) and true! I loved all the info on honey you gave. thanks for that. love you