Blueberry Pancakes with Allisons’ Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter

Blueberry Pancakes with Allisons’ Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter

These blueberry pancakes are a lip-smacking way to fuel your day. Blueberries are very nutritional. Add even more nutrition with Allisons’ Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry honey butter as an optional topping. The blackberry flavor that the bees mix naturally into the honey will complement the blueberries.

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Blueberry Pancakes with Allisons' Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter
Blueberry Pancakes with Allisons' Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Florida
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Blueberry Pancakes
Allisons' Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter
Blueberry Compote
Blueberry Cream
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Florida
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Blueberry Pancakes
Allisons' Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter
Blueberry Compote
Blueberry Cream
Blueberry Pancakes with Allisons' Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter
Instructions
Blueberry Pancakes
  1. Whisk together the pancake mix, milk, and ricotta cheese in a large mixing bowl until smooth. The pancake batter should be thick (you can adjust the consistency by adding more milk or pancake mix).
  2. Gently fold the blueberries into the batter.
  3. Preheat a large sauté pan or griddle over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter to the cooking surface. Add an even amount of pancake mix to the cooking surface, making sure not to overcrowd the cooking surface.
  4. Let the pancakes cook until bubbles start to form in the top of the batter.
  5. Flip pancakes and continue to cook until golden brown and cooked throughout. Repeat process until all the pancake batter is used.
  6. Keep cooked pancakes warm in a 250-degree oven until ready to serve.
Allisons' Apiaries Orange Blossom Blackberry Honey Butter
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine honey and butter.
  2. Stir ingredients until combined and creamy.
  3. Serve at room temperature.
Blueberry Compote
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 2 cups blueberries, sugar and lemon juice.
  2. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer while stirring.
  3. Cook blueberry compote for 6 to 10 minutes until thickened.
  4. Transfer blueberry compote to a bowl and add the other 2 cups of fresh blueberries.
  5. Serve at room temperature.
Blueberry Cream
  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine blueberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt and lemon juice.
  2. Place the pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer while stirring.
  3. Cook blueberry compote for 6 to 10 minutes until thickened.
  4. Let cool slightly and puree in a food processor or blender.
  5. Strain blueberry mixture through a sieve and refrigerate until cool.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk cream and 3 tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form.
  7. Add the blueberry mixture and carefully fold in, making sure not to over-mix.
  8. Serve cold.
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Allisons’ Apiaries Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palms Salad

Allisons’ Apiaries Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palms Salad

Stone crab claws are delicious when served on a bed of orange slices with hearts of palms and an onion and bell pepper garnish. One-fourth cup of Allisons’ Apiaries Orange Blossom Honey added to the sauce gives it an extra bit of Florida flavor that will delight any palate.

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Allisons' Apiaries Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palms Salad
Allisons' Apiaries Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palms Salad
Course Salad
Cuisine Florida
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Florida
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Allisons' Apiaries Honey Citrus Stone Crab Claws with Hearts of Palms Salad
Instructions
  1. Crack claws; remove shell and movable pincer, leaving the meat attached to the remaining pincer. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, honey and orange or tangerine juice.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened to syrup.
  4. Remove from heat, cool and set aside.
  5. Slice hearts of palm into thin strips.
  6. In a bowl, combine the hearts of palm, onions, peppers, orange or tangerine segments, tarragon and spinach.
  7. Dress salad with olive oil and vinegar; toss until moistened.
  8. Serve salad in the center of each plate with stone crab claws arranged around the edge. Drizzle the honey citrus sauce over all and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve extra honey citrus sauce on the side.
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Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons’ Apiaries Honey

Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons’ Apiaries Honey

Allisons’ Apiaries Honey is divine on fruit salad, adding a little sugary taste to otherwise tart fruits and complementing the sweetness of the sweeter fruits. Try this recipe the next time you make a batch of fruit salad for a picnic, family get-together, or dinner.

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Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons' Apiaries Honey
Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons' Apiaries Honey
Course Salad
Cuisine Florida
Keyword fruit salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Salad
Cuisine Florida
Keyword fruit salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Fruit Salad with Lime and Allisons' Apiaries Honey
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add lime juice, honey, and salt.
  2. Stir the lime juice mixture to get the flavors working together.
  3. Add all of the rest of the ingredients, and gently stir to combine.
  4. Keep fruit salad refrigerated until ready to eat.
  5. This dish can be made a day ahead.
  6. Garnish fruit salad with fresh sliced citrus.
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Beeswax Lotion Top 8 DIY Recipes

Beeswax Lotion Top 8 DIY Recipes

Beeswax Lotion Helps Construction Worker with Dry Hands

Beeswax block for making beeswax lotionDid you know that beeswax lotion is a miracle balm? It was the first day of Spring Fever in the Garden 2018. A gentleman came to our booth and bought five bars of beeswax. So, we asked him how he likes to use them. He said that he is a construction worker. Because he works a lot with cement, his hands dry out quickly and painfully. He has a favorite beeswax moisturizer recipe of his own make. He says it works miracles on his dry, cracked hands after a long day pouring concrete.

Bees have eight glands in their lower abdomen that produce beeswax. Like other non-petroleum waxes, beeswax consists primarily of lipids or what are more commonly known as fats. In addition to people in old-times making tallow candles and lotions from melted animal fats mixed with other substances, they also melted and mixed beeswax for the same purpose. Allisons’ Apiaries even sells a locally-made lip balm made from beeswax!

We thought our site visitors and wonderful customers would like a recipe or two…or ten…on how to make beeswax lotion using Allisons’ Apiaries low-cost, high-quality beeswax. Here are the top 8 best beeswax lotion and moisturizer cream recipes.

WellnessMama’s Homemade Natural Lotion Recipe

WellnessMama’s lotion recipe is, no doubt, the Internet’s most popular beeswax-based lotion recipe. It has been experimented and improved upon by many site visitors. They have collectively figured out the exact right mixtures of ingredients to get everything to mix (emulsify) properly.

There are several variations. One uses almond, jojoba, coconut, essential, and vitamin E oils along with shea and cocoa butter. Another includes aloe (for a lighter lotion). More types include a variety of oils to mix in for baby lotion, a cooling muscle rub, anti-aging face lotion, and scented lotions such as lavender and vanilla.

ASonomaGarden.com Beeswax Moisturizer Recipe

After months of experimentation, Kendra at ASonomaGarden.com has devised an easy-to-make beeswax-based hand lotion recipe. First, she started with an olive oil recipe that became very popular, but then got requests about how to make it with beeswax. After experimenting with several mixtures, she invented an easy one that uses natural ingredients.

She needed it to be something you’d like to make over and over again. In addition, it had to feel great to the touch and not have to mix oil and water. It had to be easy to clean up after making it, so she came up with a way to do all the preparation steps (mixing, melting, cooling, stirring, and storing) all in the same container!

Give her recipe a try and let us know in the comments how it worked for you!

Eclectic Domestic’s Beeswax Moisturizer

Celeste, who runs the YouTube channel “Eclectic Domestic“, shares a special recipe she makes for when her skin gets really dry in the winter months. She adds a few cubes of grated beeswax plus a variety of natural oils such as jojoba, apricot seed oil, and rosehip. Then she uses a “hillbilly broiler” method (a glass containing the ingredients heated in a pan of water) to melt it all together, and then she stirs it. A lot. Later she adds avocado oil, aloe, lemon and carrot oils, and a drop of vitamin E oil, plus a few other things to make it creamy. In the end, she gets about 25 ml of beeswax-based skin cream. Here’s the video.

Deila Taylor’s Homemade Beeswax Body Butter

Deila Taylor’s great beeswax body butter recipe is super easy and results in a nice mason jar full of buttery body cream. She uses olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax pastilles (you can get the same effect grating a block of Allisons’ Apiaries Beeswax), and drops of any of your favorite essential oils such as lavender, lemon, orange, rose, etc.

When you’re done melting it, you just stir it every 15 minutes until it cools into a nice buttery texture that is easy to apply to your dry skin.

Rachel’s Beeswax Recipes

RachelsSupply.com is a website that offers several botanically-based products, including the ingredients for skincare products. Their Beeswax Products and Recipes page contains a number of helpful recipes which use beeswax as a base ingredient. They include:

  • Moisturizing Vitamin E Cream
  • Antiseptic Balm
  • Herbal Salve
  • Itch Relief Salve
  • Coconut Butter Body Moisturizer
  • Vaseline Type Jelly
  • Skin Cream
  • Pain Relief Salve
  • Hand Cream
  • Body Lotion
  • Sweet Lavender Ointment
  • Basic Beeswax Lotion Bar
  • Rich Hand Cream
  • Solid Perfume
  • Lip Gloss
  • Beeswax Wood Finish
  • Beeswax Wood Conditioner

Try out any of the above recipes and let us know in the comments how they work. And, of course, a block of Allisons’ Apiaries beeswax is a less expensive alternative to processed beeswax pearls. You can grate just what you need from the block and store the rest for later. It lasts 25+ years!

DIYNatural.com’s Non-Greasy Homemade Lotion Recipe

Matt and Betsy at DIYNatural.com shared a recipe for a creamy moisturizer that helps repair dry skin after winter, but that can also be useful if you have dry skin through a hot and dry summer. They make it using aloe vera gel, distilled water (or strong brewed herbal tea), grated beeswax, some sweet almond, grapeseed, or jojoba oil, vitamin E oil and pure essential oil.

After the heating and melting process, they use a blender to keep a cooled mixture moving in a slow, continuous motion while adding the aloe vera mixture, then they transfer the moisturizer to jars and refrigerate what won’t be used within a few weeks.

Mrs. Homegrown’s Homemade Moisturizer

Made from all-natural beeswax, Mrs. Homegrown’s “whip” moisturizer is heavier than what you might be used to, but it can’t be said that it contains unnatural ingredients or petroleum products. With this recipe, all you need is olive oil, beeswax, water, and an essential oil of your choice to make it smell how you want.

Pop all of that into a double boiler (or improvise one if you don’t have one), melting it to an oil consistency, blending the oil with water using a stick blender, and then pouring it into jars. For this recipe, you’ll want to have a kitchen thermometer to ensure that the wax melts only between 160°F and 170°F. Cleanup is a little rough, but if you have some baking soda on hand, it will go easier.

The one thing you’ll want to note with this recipe (and any others like it) is that it doesn’t have any preservatives. That means bacteria can be introduced that will spoil the batch. Mrs. Homegrown details several precautions to minimize that risk.

Soap Queen’s DIY Beeswax & Honey Lotion Bars

The versatility of beeswax is what makes it so valuable as an ingredient in so many things. The melting point of beeswax helps us make awesome things like beeswax lotion bars! That’s right. You can turn beeswax into a bar of lotion that stays firm in storage but when you rub it on like soap, it melts onto your skin.

This is a perfect form of lotion that can be sent to friends and family as gifts or used at home on a regular basis. Just fire up your stove, melt and mix some beeswax with some olive oil, shea butter, and pure honey fragrance oil, pour them into any kind of silicone mold, let them cool, then package them into tins.

 

Cold Remedy Made with Honey

Cold Remedy Made with Honey

Viral colds and coughs don’t stand a chance against this honey-based cold remedy. When you drink this cold remedy tea made with raw honey, you’ll be feeding your body just what it needs to strengthen immune system resistance to further viral infection and keep the symptoms under control while the virus causing the cold dies off.

Honey has been researched as a pharmaceutical anti-viral drug alternative. Honey creates an environment hostile to the growth and replication of viruses.

Honey also shows antibacterial properties in that its high viscosity provides a protective barrier in preventing infection. Its high acidity creates an environment hostile to bacteria. Honey contains amounts of hydrogen peroxide, which is used for disinfecting wounds.

Indeed, a study published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity found that

Honey clasps several medicinal and health effects as a natural food supplement. It has been established as a potential therapeutic antioxidant agent for various biodiverse ailments. Data report that it exhibits strong wound healing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, and antidiabetic effects. It also retains immunomodulatory, estrogenic regulatory, antimutagenic, anticancer, and numerous other vigor effects. Data also show that honey, as a conventional therapy, might be a novel antioxidant to abate many of the diseases directly or indirectly associated with oxidative stress.

Try this recipe and let us know in the comments below whether it helped your symptoms and/or shortened your cold or flu duration.

 

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The Ultimate Honey Tea Cold Busting Remedy
The Ultimate Honey Tea Cold Busting Remedy
Course Remedy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Remedy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
The Ultimate Honey Tea Cold Busting Remedy
Instructions
  1. Drink it at least 3x a day, right away, and consistently for a week.
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Grilled Mullet with Hot Mango-Honey Sauce

Grilled Mullet with Hot Mango-Honey Sauce

This grilled mullet recipe adds the sweet zip of hot mango-honey sauce. There’s no better honey to use in this recipe than pure Central Florida honey from Allisons’ Apiaries.

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Grilled Mullet with Hot Mango-Honey Sauce
Grilled Mullet with Hot Mango-Honey Sauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Florida
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5-8 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Florida
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5-8 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Grilled Mullet with Hot Mango-Honey Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill to medium hot.
  2. For approximately 1 cup of sauce, combine all ingredients except fish fillets in a small bowl.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup to serve with cooked fillets.
  4. Brush both sides of fillets with sauce; place fillets in a single layer in well-greased hinged, wire grill basket.
  5. Cook on medium-hot grill for 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. Baste fillets with sauce and turn; cook 5 to 8 minutes more or until fish flakes easily.
  7. Serve with reserved sauce and parsley garnish.
Recipe Notes

If you're making this dish for more than the default serving size noted, an easy way to calculate doubling or tripling the recipe is to change the serving size number in the box.

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