Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Honey

I am thinking of a song that begins honey honey. I can't really remember it and I am so not going to look it up on Youtube. Oh, I did and it is one of my least favourite Abba songs. Execrable.


Around the world honey seems to be adulterated with sugar syrup and certainly here in Australia. I haven't convinced R yet to shop green, but that is my intention.

I did convince him that we needed to buy pure Beechworth honey from The Block Arcade in the city and not honey adulterated with sugar syrup that is found in our supermarkets. There was a terrific special for the otherwise expensive Beechworth Honey, three two jars for $12.

My life is full of disappointment in political leaders, my workplace and companies. Please tell me I will never discover that Beechworth honey is not pure. Red Stringy Bark is a variety of our Eucalyptus trees.


26 comments:

  1. Sounds very cheap for good quality honey but I'm not going to rain on your parade.

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    1. Maire, I did get it wrong. It was two jars for $12.

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  2. Okay, here is what I was told by my friend who is totally a naturalist. You should always eat Local, Pure, Honey. It has all the things you need to ward off local germs. She also suggested that you buy natural local yogurt as well. I always eat both things when in a new area.

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    1. Maribeth, I see some sense in that, like desensitising for allergies.

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  3. I'm horrible with authors or singers name. Better recalling the titles. But at times I can remember the words and had to look up song....Times I googled "which song has these lyrics in___________

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    1. Dora, isn't it just so easy to find out now.

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  4. Beechworth is 100% Australian Honey, which is what your label says in red right under RED STRINGY BARK. I buy Beechworth too, they're helping the bees with a % of the sales.

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    1. River, I certainly trust them. It is nice honey too, which shouldn't be forgotten.

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  5. We are given honey by neighbours annually. The Bees are brought in to pollinate the Chestnut trees, and the resulting honey is given in thanks. Unfortunately Chestnut honey is very dark and bitter, but at least it's 100% pure and local.

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    1. Cro, marvellous to eat locally, even if barely edible.

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  6. We don't have shop-bought sugar, honey, jam or lollies in the house! But Joe loves jam, so once a year he buys up summer fruit and fake sugar, then pours the sticky boiled mess into enough bottles to last a year. My favourite is fig jam.

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    1. Hels, why not jam or sugar in the house? Homemade jam is best of course.

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  7. Three jars for $12 sounds much too cheap for honey. I order 2lt tubs from a honey producer in the Perth hills and he delivers it the next day, it's more expensive but it's much better than the supermarket ones.

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    1. Sami, yes, it was two jars for $12. Two litres? You must go through some honey.

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  8. I think of Mama Mia whenever I hear that song.
    Right there with ya on disappointment with political leaders. Although, I was pleased with Joe Biden at the Munich Security Conference.
    Have a good one.

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    1. Sandra, he was impressive, and now Sanders is back in the limelight, a shining beacon.

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  9. I don't believe in "organic" or "natural" usually it's only the price which is organic. And buying local is ridiculous too. When I was in England on the market they guaranteed me local products, when I was in the Netherlandss on the market they guaranteed me it was local, the same happened in Germany ! I told them all that I don't care if it is local or not, I am not local either ! When it comes to bananas they are certainly not local in Belgium ! That's a fashion, they all get crazy. On one side the government complains that we are getting too old and there is not enough money for the pension and on the other hand they suggest we should eat healthy and local to live longer ! That makes no sense !!

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    1. Gattina, like here, I am sure your laws on organics are very strict. Local is a bit more of a problem. Much fresh food is seasonal yet we want it year round. Yes, re the government. It is the same here.

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  10. BTW, Beechworth honey is available in supermarkets, I get mine in all three of the shops I frequent, Woolies, Coles and Foodland.

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    1. River, it may be here but I have not noticed of late. I remember seeing it years ago.

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  11. I have my favorite local farm, come summer, where I can get everything from berries to many vegetables, picked same day. I can't wait til they open in fact. As for honey, if I want real honey I know where to get it, but its very expensive. It's local. The fake honey in the supermarket is pathetic. I didn't know for many many years it was fake.

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    1. Strayer, I am not sure about there but here the honey is often sold as pure and it is not.

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  12. Will check my pro-biotic honey in the morning Andrew, I really hope it hasn't got added sugar syrup! Is work still hassling over the holiday time?

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    1. Grace, slowly getting the work matter sorted out.

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  13. Did you know the Sydney botanical gardens keeps bee hives to produce their own honey? I tried some the other day and it’s delicious! You should try some next time you’re here.

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    1. BY, no I didn't know that. There are quite a number of hives in inner Melbourne, including the city itself. I think there is one on a rooftop at Federation Square.

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