Products produced in the hive
Fermented honey drinks are among the oldest alcoholic brews in the world, but have now almost disappeared. This booklet contains a unique range of information drawn from the author’s historical study and experimentation with difference ingredients and recipes. Traditional British Honey Drinks gives details of a wide range of honey-based alcoholic drinks, with tried-and-tested recipes for two dozen different brews. In fact, all the information needed to experiment and sustain the long history of honey brews.
It was in the days, about fifteen years ago, when amateur wine making was at it’s height, that Clara Furness penned these pages. A long series of articles appeared in the British Bee Journal, and many Beekeepers’ and Winemakers’ Associations in the South will remember her demonstrations and talks.A handbook which encourages all beekeepers to see mead making as a natural consequence of keeping bees.
There is growing evidence to show that honey is hugely beneficial to our health, from its antibacterial properties to helping hay fever sufferers. With increasing numbers of people interested in ditching drugs for natural alternatives to combat health problems from allergies to acne, this book is a timely look at how the beehive can help us to look and feel better.
This is a cookbook to celebrate the versatility of that wonderful sweetener, honey, which has been used in cooking since ancient times. Included in this cookbook are more that 180 delicious honey recipes from starters, supper dishes, salad dressings and sauces to puddings, breads, cakes, biscuits, and drinks. Puddings include mouth-watering ice-creams, among them watermelon and raspberry cream ice, redcurrant and honey ice-cream and passionfruit ice-cream; and many more irresistible desserts which range from poached peaches with mascarpone and blackcurrant kissel to toffee crunch honey pudding, atholl brose and honey crème caramel. The recipes in this book are healthy, using honey to sweeten rather that sugar, and the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious.