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Ben Whitsett
(BenWhitsett) - F
Honey on 03/19/2012 11:12:50 MDT Print View

I've been given about 10lbs of local honey from a farmer I did some work for last year. Please give me some suggestions on how I can make good use of this honey. It's goooood stuff!!!!

Phillip Colelli

Locale: AT, follow@
Re: Honey on 03/19/2012 11:18:13 MDT Print View

1. If you like energy shots use honey instead.
2. Sweetener for tea/ possibly coffee but I don't drink coffee so dunno.
3. PB&honey sandwiches are great.
4. Use it in a homemade BBQ sauce or glaze to brush on meat for the grill or oven.
5. Make your own salad dressings, maybe a honey dijon?

Just some quick thoughts.

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
honey = yummy on 03/19/2012 11:59:46 MDT Print View

i am a beekeeper and sell my excess honey in 1 pound bottles - ten pounds of honey is a large amount and would retail for about $100.00.

with that amount you can make a mead, make some soap, use it as a sweetener in recipes in place of sugar, and use it as a food item alone. my wife likes to use it as a condiment with breaded chicken tenders. i also add it to whisky for a nice honey liqueur.

making mead is very straight forward and with 5 pounds of honey you can make a pretty good product. you will have to wait about a year for it to age, but man is it worth it.

Edited by asciibaron on 03/19/2012 12:00:20 MDT.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: honey = yummy on 03/19/2012 12:21:29 MDT Print View

No rush, thankfully honey lasts forever! I would make some candies with it, lots of hot toddies, wound treatment and i really love the mead suggestion!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Honey on 03/19/2012 12:36:38 MDT Print View

Mead making would be awesome - since honey isn't cheap. But I also bake bread, muffins, energy bars, no cook energy bites, salad dressings - many sugar recipes can be adapted quite easily. And even if the honey crystallizes you can heat it gently!
Recipe ideas?

Jeff J
(j.j.81) - F

Locale: Oregon
10 lbs? on 03/19/2012 16:56:51 MDT Print View

Brew up some mead.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Honey on 03/19/2012 17:05:00 MDT Print View

Geez, ten pounds of honey would be a lifetime supply for me.

Weight-wise, it is impractical to have on the trail except in tiny quantities.

I would let some of the honey crystallize, then fish the crystals out and dehydrate them, then carry just the dried crystals.


Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Mind your own business
Re: Honey on 03/19/2012 19:05:21 MDT Print View

I put a good shot of Honey in a smoothie in the morning.

Cody Croslow
(Graelb) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
mead! on 03/19/2012 19:50:11 MDT Print View

+1 on the mead.

To be fair, you don't have to use 5 pounds to make a mead if you wanted to make a smaller batch... I tend to make 1 gallon batches vs 5 gallons

Leslie Thurston
(lesler) - F

Locale: right here, right now
honey: be(e) sweet on 03/20/2012 10:34:46 MDT Print View

live to share? :)

Steven Hanlon
(asciibaron) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: mead! on 03/20/2012 10:41:57 MDT Print View

"To be fair, you don't have to use 5 pounds to make a mead if you wanted to make a smaller batch... I tend to make 1 gallon batches vs 5 gallons"

what is he going to do with all that other honey ;)

and then when he likes the mead and wants more, he's in for a long wait.

Cody Croslow
(Graelb) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: mead! on 03/20/2012 11:20:27 MDT Print View

That's true...

I tend to get impatient and don't age it for a year though... =P

John Jensen
(JohnJ) - F

Locale: Orange County, CA
Re: Honey on 03/21/2012 10:27:54 MDT Print View

I approve of the mead idea, but:

You should rub honey on your everywhere

That from Scientific American, of all places.

James Wall
(jimmyjam) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Re: Honey on 03/22/2012 10:53:19 MDT Print View

Mix some with Wild Turkey or your favorite bourbon and drink around the campfire.

Ben Whitsett
(BenWhitsett) - F
Honey on 03/27/2012 15:27:39 MDT Print View

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I was planning to make some mead. I also made a pretty tasty Honey Amber beer last year and plan to do another batch. I really like the dehydrating crystallized honey idea. I will try it, when my new dehydrator arrives..... in 3 days!!!!!!

Susan Papuga
(veganaloha) - M

Locale: USA
Re: honey = yummy on 03/27/2012 19:09:07 MDT Print View


What's mead?

gunther kirsch
(goonch92) - F

Locale: Northern California
fruit leather on 03/29/2012 11:52:26 MDT Print View

get a blender, plenty of fresh fruit, your delicious honey and maybe some fresh fruit juice, blend it all up. put in your dehydrator and tadahh!! you have some homemade fuit leather.

be sure to:
1) Not use milk products
2) Make enough to have a big glass left over (a big glass) to drink in reward for your hard work
3)use PLENTY honey

grate trail snack and should last a dam long time depending on water content and storage means

good luck


Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Re: fruit leather on 04/02/2012 15:29:01 MDT Print View

On you Toast! And fruit! Every morning my wife and I have a small bowl of chopped fruit with honey drizzled over it, one egg, and one slice of toast with butter, honey, and cinnamon. Also, I don't do it very often, but honey mixed with your milk is also delicious.
We go through lots of honey...