Category: Food

Jan 18

Honey Bee Farming

Honey bee farming is quite interesting. It is one of the most enjoyable types of businesses out there. The honey bee extracts honey from its natural surroundings and then converts it into something that is consumable. In addition, honey bees help to pollinate the vegetables and fruits in one’s area. The following are some of …

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Jan 17

Calories in Honey – Does It Differ From Sugar?

Many people wonder if honey has more calories than sugar. It does, there are 64 calories in one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of sugar has 46 calories. The calorie in honey may be more per tablespoon compared to sugar, but most people use less honey to sweeten their beverages or food. Honey Calories …

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Jan 17

What Is Manuka Honey? What Makes This Honey So Unique?

Manuka honey is a monofloral honey that is made by bees that have fed on the flowers of the Manuka plant. This plant is also known as the tea tree and it’s found in New Zealand. What makes this honey so unique is its special medicinal qualities that are not found in other honeys? Characteristics …

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Jan 11

Ultimate Reasons Why You Should Consider Raising Sheep For Milk

These days, you can choose to raise sheep for a variety of reasons. Believe it or not, sheep are becoming quite a popular choice for pets. They are turned into trusty companions of rural families and the elderly who want to enjoy their retirement in a farm. They are also favored for economic opportunities. Rearing …

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Jan 03

Raising Sheep for Meat – 4 Important Tips

Sheep breeding have different purposes. Some farmers breed sheep for their wool, others for their milk, while others breed sheep for their meat. If you are raising sheep for meat, you would need breeds that are fast growing and have good carcasses. Medium and large breeds are the best sheep breeds for slaughter. Dorper and …

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Nov 05

Jam Making Principles – Four Easy Steps to Making Your Own Jam

Follow these four steps for almost every jam you make Choose your fruit. Wash & crush it Boil the fruit in a little plain water till soft When soft & cooked, add the sugar and pectin, mixed. Then add lemon juice or cream of tartar Boil rapidly to 104° C (220°F) and it will be …

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Nov 02

Learn How to Make Cheesecakes Without Baking

Everyone loves cheesecakes. They are easy to make but they have a long bake time. And they are rich, loaded with cream cheese and eggs. In the summertime especially, no-bake cheesecakes are a delightful alternative. You don’t have to turn the oven on and they are lighter and not as rich. In our test kitchen, …

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Oct 19

The Truth About Home Canning

If you’ve thought about doing some of your own canning this year but find it a bit intimidating, don’t despair! Learn the difference between truth and myth when it comes to home canning before you throw your arms up and walk away. Myth One: Canning is too expensive. Truth: Canning actually save you money! Most …

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Oct 19

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin

My favorite part of fall is food laced with pumpkin! From scones to lattes, to cookies and roasted seeds, I never get sick of pumpkin. Although most recipes that use pumpkin will allow you to use canned puree, it’s not as hard as you might think to cook your own fresh pumpkin to use in …

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Oct 19

Sterilizing Jars for Canning

Sterilizing jars for canning is an important step in the home canning process. Although washing jars in hot soapy water is important, it isn’t enough to ensure a clean, germ-free environment. A second step is needed to kill bacteria that might still be hanging around and make your jars are sterile and ready to use …

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