Posted in Beekeeping, Honey Recipes

Honey Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

A great recipe!

This is one you may want to add to your recipe box.  It’s got lots of room for personalization, and, even if you make it just as is, the cookies are excellent as a grab-and-go breakfast that’s healthy and nutritious.  

Ingredients

3 cups steel cut oats

1.5 cups all purpose flour

1 generous cup raw honey

3/4 cup fat – all unsalted, soft butter is delicious

1/4 teaspoon salt

1//2 teaspoon soda 

1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon – to taste

1 egg

1/4 cup water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a baking sheet with butter.  

Cream the honey, butter, egg and water together until smooth.  Use a mixer to get the best results.  

Combine the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon and soda together, then add to the creamed mixture.

Baking

Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto prepared sheet, leaving plenty of space for spreading.  

Bake for 15 minutes, checking the first time you try this recipe for your own preferred crispness.  

These cookies get a delicious brown edge.  

Options 

Add a cup of dried cranberries, raisins, or other dried fruit, chopped 

Sprinkle raw (turbinado) sugar on top of cookies before baking 

Use rolled oats instead of steel cut to get a more traditional, softer, texture

Use all or part almond flour or chestnut flour

Add 3 or 4 tablespoons of your favorite preserve – apricot is great. 

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Posted in Handmade Soaps

What Is Bergamot?

My favorite.

Essential oils are added to every bar of Coastal Honey Bees Soaps I make. They give the formula special bonuses in both aromatherapy value and skin care value.

Bergamot has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time.  And, for those of you wondering why you may never have heard of it, all I can do is ask you a question, “Have you ever had Earl Grey Tea?”  Bergamot is what gives EG it’s signature fragrance and flavor.  If you’ve never had that particular variety of tea, I highly recommend it.

About bergamot.

It is an herb that makes a beautiful flower – very attractive to bees and birds – and it is widely used in skin care and foods.  It gives a gentle orange flavor that is uniquely its own.  Unlike other, artificial, “big fragrances”, bergamot essential oil is subtle and much kinder to sensitive skin.  

I ONLY use essential oil that is 100% pure, and my bergamot is derived from the citrus bergamia plant.  

THE BEAUTIFUL BERGAMOT HERB IN FULL BLOOM!

Why it’s good in my soaps.

Bergamot, like every other pure essential oil I use, brings natural freshness, keeps bar soaps free from unwanted bacteria growth, and also works well with the other oils I use, such sweet almond oil, to nourish and protect your skin.

Where to buy? 

We are The St. Lucie West Farmer’s Market on Fountainview Blvd, every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, through April 2020.  We will be at the Christmas Bazaar in Tradition Square on December 14, 2019/  Both of those locations are in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  Our honey, candles and soaps are at The White City Mercantile in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

And, you now can…..

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