This simple honey cake is a delicious and lighter version of the 'lebkuchen' my grandma used to make. The kids ate every bite!
4 large eggs
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of almond flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt
Mix well together with an immersion blender and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour.
Once your cake has cooled you can top it with some honey butter. Simply mix honey with softened butter to desired sweetness.
Sun Tea with Honey and Garden Mint
The kids loved making and drinking this refreshing drink!
Zest one large lemon.
After zesting, juice the lemon.
Measure 1/4 cup honey.
Pick 2 large handfuls of garden mint.
Roll the mint in your hands to release the aromatic oils.
Put the lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, and mint into a large mason jar.
Pour 2 quarts of water on top of ingredients.
Find a nice sunny spot and let the power of the sun 'cook' the tea for at least 2 hours.
Once chilled, garnish with a lemon slice and fresh mint sprig. Yum!
Honey Coconut Treats
These are so simple to make and the kids loved them!
Pour a little coconut oil (approx 1/2 inch) into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 10 minutes to harden.
Squeeze 1/2 inch of honey on top of the hardened coconut oil.
Pour another 1/2 inch of coconut oil on top.
Freeze for at least 30 minutes and then pop out these cool little 'candies'.
The kids made a hypothesis of which of these 3 types of honey they would like the best and then tested their hypothesis with a taste test.
"Little bees work very hard,
Making golden honey,
Taking nectar from the flowers,
When the days are sunny."
1. Plant a variety of flowers, herbs, and flowering trees.
2. Don't use toxic chemicals in gardens. Buy organic produce.
3. Don't pollute the air or water.
'More Than Honey' is a great documentary about this topic on Netflix!
Bee Breath is a lovely practice that calms the nervous system.
To begin, inhale and then make a humming bee sound as you exhale.
Doing Bee Breath in these progressive stages introduces kids to the importance of the senses and how sometimes it helps to close off our senses to find a quiet place to calm, soothe, and focus.
These are awesome ideas for holiday gifts!
Beeswax produces negative ions that actually clean the air of odors, pollens, smoke, dust, viruses, plus other allergens and hazards.