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My long search for a source of raw honey ended this week!
A while back, a girl came to my door, offering honey for sale. I bought some, partly to be friendly with the neighbors, and partly to see if she would help me get to her source so I could have some of the raw stuff.
It turns out that her papa is the beekeeper, and while he usually heats all of the honey (to make it clear and easier to pour), he was happy to save me some raw honey. I bought half a gallon for Q60. (That's about $8. Not bad!)
I told her she could come by about once a month, and she would have a regular customer. She said she would bring us some honeycomb next time, too.
In case you are wondering what is so great about raw honey, here are a few facts:
* Raw honey is an excellent source of energy, and has a milder effect on blood sugar levels than cane sugar.
* Raw honey contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants and amino acids. It also contains enzymes which aid digestion.
* It's antimicrobial properties make it great for sore throats and stomach ailments. (Try stirring a tbsp raw honey and a tbsp apple cider vinegar into a cup of warm water.) You can even dress wounds with honey, and it will reduce scarring.
* Unlike cane sugar, raw honey is an alkaline food, and contributes to the body's proper acid/alkaline balance. (I posted more about that HERE.)
"Eat thou honey, because it is good..."
YEAST RAISED WAFFLES
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