Monday, July 5, 2010

Pure Goodness

Honey. A wonderful gift from nature.

I admit, I love bees, and find these little furry creatures far more intriguing than something to be feared. It amazes me, year after year, how each one goes about their mission in life, full of intention and purpose, relentless and strong. They carefully produce the most beautiful ingredient for us to enjoy, honey. And while honey is certainly sweet and enjoyable, it's apparently also wonderful for you as well! It seems we have another reason to respect these little creatures...

I came across a great deal of interesting information: "The theory about local honey and allergies is this: your local bees are most likely to collect pollen from the local flowers in your area. That pollen will end up in small amounts in the honey produced. By ingesting that honey on a regular basis, the person eating the honey will build up immunity to the pollens from the flowers in their local region. It’s sort of like a vaccine taken little by little." Also, "It’s a natural, temporary energy booster. According to the National Honey Board, it “contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.” Interesting, isn't it? Why not treat yourself to a bit of goodness that might actually be good for you?

Enjoy honey: in a refreshing drink / for dessert / in this cute package / in your hair / on your face / for your body / so hit up your local farmer's market or shop and stock up with plenty of jars for Summer through Winter!

( quotes // images: 01 / 02 / 04 / 05 / 06 / 07 / image 03, source unknown, help!)


  1. What a beautiful post Sarah! I have so much blogging to catch up on reading, lol...

    Believe it or not I actually haven't tried honey since I was really little... I should pick up some local kind to try out this week! Thanks for the inspiration...

  2. Honey, I love this post ;-) I think honey is the best color! My Daddy is a bee keeper! Check it out!!

  3. I love the diversity in your posts. Thank you for sharing the positive benefits of honey. It's also been said that it's a great natural antibiotic.
    You may be interested in entering a sponsored contest being held on Chictopia’s blog for a chance to win a $500 cash prize and become the Beso Fashion Correspondent for the month of August. As always, I look forward to your daily posts.

  4. Oh that was so interesting.

    I just adore your photo mix, beautiful combo as always. Sitting by that pool looks oh so enticing.

  5. Hello! Wonderful post. I love the idea of keeping bee hives and have looked into it, but it is quite a serious business. I would just love to produce our own honey. These images capture the colours perfectly. Your blog is fast becoming one of my favourites! Lou x

  6. thank you for the recommendations! honey is definitely a great, natural way for taking care of yourself. xoxo

  7. Yes Sarah ,honey is one of the litlle natural wonderful things.
    Great and inspiring images,
    Have a lovely summer day,

  8. Yes indeed! The best kind of goodness!

  9. Lovely post and blog, I'm a new fan for sure!

  10. I don't use much honey but this post certainly makes me want to start!

  11. beautiful post on the smallest pleasures of life!

  12. What a pretty honey colored post.
    *I'm also loving your new banner and layout, by the way. It looks so sleek.

  13. Honey is fabulous! in tea, in baking...I love buying the local infused honey, with lavender (thanks for the bee pic ;) - pretty post for a wonderfully sunny day

  14. love the tidbit of information Sarah! have u heard how bees are in trouble & there's not a lot of them pollinating? scary :( beautiful images as always!

  15. Miz.November -- thank you!

    Lana -- welcome!

    Maureen -- I did! Hopefully, by supporting local shops and bee keepers, this will help :)

    LouBoo -- I feel the same about yours...

    Champagne/StitchPoet/CrushParty -- I will! How fun/interesting that would be. Thank you for stopping by.

  16. Hi Sarah!

    Thanks for the information! I never knew that. What a wonderful benefit for those who have allergies. I am a huge fan of honey. I've been thinking about learning (taking classes) how to become a bee keeper. I buy my honey from bee farmers at our local farmer markets. It it is some of the best tasting honey. It's amazing, whatever kind of flower the bee gets it's pollen from, the honey taste like the flower. My favorite is with a hint of lavender. God is amazing! Who else could create such an amazing little creature.

    Sarah, also, "Happy Belated Canada Day!!" When I wrote my comment the other day I was rushing out of the house, but I wanted to write you back a quick note. Sorry I didn't include "Happy Canada Day!", shame on me, I said Happy 4th of July. Sorry. Wishing you a beautiful week my friend! Keep inspiring! :)

    God Bless,

  17. Such amazing facts about honey...I love honey and maybe that's why I'm not allergic to anything cause I've been always eating honey :-) Lovely post dear Sarah.

    Hope your week is going smoothly.

    Much love: Evi

  18. Love this group of photos and I love honey! Germs can't grow on honey. It truly is an amazing wonder of the world.

  19. I know a lot of folks who swear by local honey as an allergy allievator and for overall health benefits.

    It's a kid, I didn't like honey. Now, I can't get enough.

  20. Charmaine -- God is amazing! You should definitely look into doing this :)

    Heather -- I didn't know that!

  21. And did you know: honey mixed with banana is not only a great addition to a peanut butter toasted's also a STIMULANT for the skin. Try it as a mask for about 45 minutes, and your skin will be glowing. Sarah, I also noticed you have a new design for the site. Me Likey!

  22. Such a great post - I was just chatting with a friend about New Zealand honey, UMF Manuka. It is very rich in healing properties. just a few drops can cure a cold, and it's safe for children.

    And as always - your image gallery is lovely..


  23. Fri -- I didn't know that! I must try that tomorrow. Thank you so much for the tip :)

    Vitania -- how timely! I will remember that -- great tip :)

  24. I had no idea - how interesting. I will make sure to find some local honey for sure. =) I also will be including this post in my cups of tea as I believe my readers will really appreciate as well. Have a great weekend!


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