Tag: honey

The Sweet Lowdown: Honey 101

The Sweet Lowdown: Honey 101

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Honeybees play a critical role in our food system, pollinating a third of the crops we eat, including tree nuts, stone fruit, and many other fruits and vegetables. By harvesting their honey, we also get to enjoy the sweet products of their nectar-gathering labor. CUESA has collected some delicious tidbits to help you sweet talk like a honey connoisseur.

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A Dry Year for Honey

A Dry Year for Honey

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

When you think about the necessity of water in agriculture, fruit trees, row crops, and cattle probably come to mind, but you might not think about bees. As if honeybees and beekeepers didn’t have it hard enough these days, they face another challenge: drought.

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San Francisco Mead Company: What’s the Buzz?

San Francisco Mead Company: What’s the Buzz?

| December 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Want to taste the newest brew in town? Head down to Bayview-Hunters Point, where Oron Benary and Sarah Jones of the San Francisco Mead Company are making dry, complex, food-friendly meads from Mendocino-sourced honey.

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5 Foods and Beverages that Nourish, Heal and Protect Your Skin

5 Foods and Beverages that Nourish, Heal and Protect Your Skin

| July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

You are what you eat and it shows! Dr. Dara Thompson talks about which foods feed the skin and some that may help to prevent skin cancer and sunburns.

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Honey Day at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

Honey Day at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market

Chilly weather doesn’t stop CUESA from celebrating bees and honey at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market. With recipes for Honey Ice Cream and Strawberry Oven Jam.

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Birthday Baklava for Libras

Birthday Baklava for Libras

| October 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

Now Libras love Libras, so if you’re lucky enough to have been born in October, you probably have a whole pile of lucky Libra pals. So how do you entertain your Libra lovelies? A little of this, a little of that, things we can pop in our mouths without having to stop talking. And to finish, a wonderful sticky-sweet diamond of baklava, the dessert Venus herself would love.

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Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies

Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies

| March 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

With spring just a few weeks away, it’s a busy day at the Sacramento Beekeeping Supplies. In between ringing up jars of local honey, three generations of the Stewart family answer a stream of questions with both patience and passion. If you’re curious about how bees make honey, which size wick to use in your candle-making, the science of animal communications or the health benefits of bee pollen, there’s no better place to spend an afternoon. If you’re already a dedicated beekeeper, well, then, you’ve probably already met Nancy and Fred, the proprietor and the talker, respectively, who run this gem of a shop.

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The Hot Toddy

The Hot Toddy

| January 25, 2009 | 3 Comments

I recently discovered the merits of the hot toddy. I started drinking them over the December holidays after I woke up one morning with a head cold and sore throat. Although I was skeptical that this centuries old hot drink would help me feel better than a regular cup of tea, I was happy to sip something a little different. I became a convert to its medicinal advantages, however, when after a few sips the rough soreness in my throat dissipated while warmth radiated throughout my body. I’m not kidding here. That hot toddy really did make me feel remarkably better.

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Honey Bees

Honey Bees

| April 21, 2008 | 3 Comments

I’m not sure my neural pathways for good ice cream and the future of agriculture have ever sparked simultaneously before, but a recent posting sure caught my attention. If you happen to know someone who recently received their Ph.D. in entomology, you can point them, too, toward Haagen-Dazs’ recently established fellowship in honey bee biology […]

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