September is National Honey Month!
Celebrate with these honey-themed tips
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This month is sweet! September is National Honey Month; read on for honey facts worth buzzing about… plus an easy recipe!
Honey Facts and Fun
- Honey is one of Mother Nature’s sweeteners. Even the Ancient Egyptians used it! Try it as syrup on pancakes or to add flavoring to ice cream.
- Honey makes a great natural home remedy: for dry lips, rub honey on and leave overnight. For a sore throat, drink warm lemon tea sweetened with honey.
- Thanks to its low water content and high acidity (typically a pH between 3.0 and 6.0), properly preserved honey can keep for decades.
- Give yourself a facial: Spread honey over your face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash away with warm water. The honey tightens pores just as well as expensive facial masks do.
- For a fun activity for kids, create a word search for these honey terms: apiculture, apis, beekeeper, colony, comb, drone, hive, honey, nectar, pollen, queen, and worker.
- Honey contains a range of vitamins and minerals, depending on the botanical sources it was created from.
Honey is a versatile ingredient that can be used to add a little sweetness to ordinary condiments like mustard. Try this delicious and simple recipe to create your own honey mustard from The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids!
Honey Mustard Recipe
You will need:
- ½ cup ground mustard
- 1/3 cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup honey, or to taste
- Pinch of salt
Put the mustard, vinegar, honey, and salt into a saucepan and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the mixture thickens slightly. Remove from the pan. Cool to room temperature. Serve. Store remainder in a glass jar. Makes about 1 cup.
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