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Honey Zucchini Butter Bread

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Land of Milk and Honey

Cooking with Honey by Laurie Dotson

This spring, here in Ohio, the weather was wet and cold for at less 5 weeks. Our bees had a rough start. We had to feed them a high protein sugar water.  When it rains, bees don’t leave the hive.  In addition to that, the flowers from plants and trees emerged later then in previous springs. When the flowers did emerge, they came all at once. We were not given a long continuous nectar and pollen season. So our bees, were not able to produce a large production of honey for a  early summer extraction.  We have had to wait and care for our bees with a gentle hand this summer.  Good news though, we are looking forward to extracting honey in the next few days.  Crossing our fingers and hoping for a large production.

With the wet long spring,  my garden could not be tilled by Budd the old farmer, until the ground had dried out. So my garden went in almost a month late.  I was not able to put in spring lettuces, broccoli and other cool weather plants and seeds.  My good friend and one of the partners in Hive & Honey BEEpothecary, Steve Saum,  had planted indoors, tomato plants, early this spring for transplant.  He had given me 35 plants and then I had another 20 plant reseed themselves from last year.  My zucchini, summer and winter squash, melons, beans, and corn are just now reaching their peak  production of fruit.  So I have an abundance of gardening and fruits that need a home.  I have been giving away veggies to people in need, here in my community.  God is good and knew when this garden needed to be planted.  I had my ideas of when but, God’s timing and plans are always far better than mine.    Thank you God!  If you know someone in need, I have gifts!   Let me know!

So with an abundance of squash, I have made this recipes multiple times and finally revised it, to where I love it.

Honey zucchini butter bread

Honey Zucchini Butter Bread

Recipe makes 2 – 9×5 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 cups self-rising flour

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups grated unpeeled zucchini

  • 1 cup chopped walnut

  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9×5 inch loaf pans.

  2. Stir together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl until blended. Set aside.

  3. Whisk eggs, sugar, oil, butter, honey, and vanilla together in a large bowl. Stir in zucchini, walnuts, and coconut. Add the flour mixture and stir until well combined. Divide the batter between the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely. Store loaves overnight in plastic bags for best flavor.

Happy Eating and Harvesting!

Numbers 11:5

“We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic
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Beard & ‘Stache Wax Stick / Tin

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Harvesting Health from the Hive

by Laurie Dotson and Jeannie Saum

Beard & Stache Wax

Beard &Stache Wax

Great for softening, shaping, and taming men’s coarse and scratchy facial hair!. Beeswax-based with all natural ingredients, and propolis!  No added chemicals!  Wives and girlfriends will love the softness!  No more “scratchy” kisses when you kiss your honey! Two container styles -a flat tin for applying and rubbing in by hand or a roll up stick for hands-free application.

Ingredients: Beeswax, castor oil, propolis 

Disclaimer

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

This product is home  produced. Do not use this product if allergic to bees stings.

For research on propolis:

 http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/gmi/propolis

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/390.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/honey/AN01799

Hive and Honey BEEpothecary

3320 Toy Road ~ Groveport ~ Ohio ~ 43125  ~ 614-450-2339

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Psalm 133:2  

It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe.

Blueberry Honey Breakfast Bars

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Land of Milk and Honey

Cooking with Honey by Laurie Dotson

I think, I told you in one of my past posts, that I have removed sugar and flour from my diet.  Well, I’m still doing it, the best I can. There are the occasional chocolate chip cookies, pizza slices or dinner at a friends, who does eat sugar and flour.  I’m not going to complain about a gracious cook or a delicious meal. No sirree!  But at the Dotson home, this is what we’re doing.  So try this great “Take and Go” breakfast bar.

Blueberry Honey Breakfast Bars

Blueberry Breakfast bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg plus 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  •  1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raw unsalted slivered almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Mist an 11 x 8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk oats, flour and cinnamon.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk egg and egg whites. Whisk in applesauce, honey and vanilla until smooth. With a rubber spatula, fold into flour mixture until no white streaks remain. Fold in apricots, blueberries and cranberries.
  3. Transfer mixture to dish, spreading in an even layer. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center. Let cool completely in dish. Slice into 16 bars.

Proverbs 31:10-12 A competent wife, how does one find her? Her value is far above pearls. Her husband entrusts his heart to her, and with her he will have all he needs. She brings him good and not trouble all the days of her life.