Sunday, September 21, 2014

Touched By A Bee

Guess what? September is National Honey Month! I happen to think it’s a wonderful time to celebrate not only Honey but also those busy little bees too:)

There’s just one problem, it looks like another day has gotten away from me and I will only have time to drop off a couple of links and recipes and beeeeeeeeee on my way:)

To produce 2 pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to four times around the earth.

I’ve actually done a rather in depth post about bees and honey a while back. I’ve left the link below. However, I suggest you drop by the National Honey Boards website for a hive full of information. No time? Then, check out their Pinterest Boards where you will discover sweetness from “Bee-ginings” to Winnie the Pooh:)

”The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey
and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.”

~Winnie the Pooh in A.A. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner~

Ready for some Ice Cream??? Hey, it’s still Summer in my book:)

Not any ol’ ice cream mind you. It’s a recipe for Country Style Ice Cream!

Whew! Now that I got the honey of a dessert strutting its stuff, I suppose I should calm things down with a couple of “down-home” bread recipes harvested from a booklet published by the folks at Honey Acres in Wisconsin.

The term "honey moon" originated with the Norse practice of consuming large quantities of mead during the first month of a marriage.

How do you feel about Mushrooms? I happen to like them a real lot!!! You might remember, I just happen to live in PA which touts itself as the Mushroom Capital of the World! Unfortunately, I missed the Mushroom Festival again this year…darn! Mushrooms are pretty plentiful around here this time of the year and September is, after all, National Mushroom Month.

Mushrooms and Honey? That calls for some Sweet & Hot Marinated Mushrooms, don’t you think?

While marinating, why not throw in some Zucchini and prepare these:

That’s right “kiddies” those are some Sweet and Sour Zucchini!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone for all your encouraging comments. I am doing fantabulous!!! I’ve put myself on a strict cholesterol free diet and added an exercise regime to my daily activities. I've also been educating myself about TIAs and my doctors have been really terrific about answering questions whenever I call. Yes, I'll admit, I'm still a bit shaken up but it seems normal according to the doctors. I'm also taking my medication like a good "girl." I don't think they want me back in the hospital anymore than I want to revisit, lol...

I’ll be sharing some of my new dishes real soon. In the mean time, don’t think I’m missing out on anything because I’m not. Just look at this huge plate of Eggplant I made for myself with, of course, my garden tomatoes, roasted!!!

Have a wonderful week you all:) Some of you will be saying Hello to Spring and we will by saying Hi to Fall! I’ll “see” you here next Sunday. Louise:)

1. A BeeKeeper’s Lunch (previous post)
2. More interesting facts about bees and honey
3. Check out Marjie's Honey Bunches, Yum!