Spring is glorious. It is also like a baseball bat to the face for allergy sufferers. Luckily Big Pharma has made it easy for you to take Allegra, Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Dimetane, Zyrtec, Tavist, Ocu-Hist, Clarinex, Xyzal, Astelin, Patanol, Elestat or Optivar to help you find minor, temporary relief. Luckily these medications are also very expensive, to help you convince yourself of their effectiveness.
Unfortunately, the alternative is an affordable, natural, delicious way to help your body form a robust resistance to allergies. It boosts the health of your entire immune system and tastes like candy for the gods. If that wasn’t bad enough, buying it from a local source helps support the local economy and supports a systematic network that improves the environment and the food system that we rely on to live.
Nothing like a toddy for the body on a cold winter’s day.
- 1/2 lemon (juice and peel squeezed into a cup/mug)
- 1-2oz. delicious whiskey/bourbon
- 2/3 c hot water
Stir together with Skinny Jake’s Fat Honey to taste and drink warm. Yum.
One of the first things I do every morning is turn on the tea kettle, brew some green tea and add a dollop of aromatic honey to my mug. Green tea and honey are some of nature’s simplest, healthiest and most delicious offerings.
Honey is a delicious addition to any warm beverage used for soothing sore throats, easing coughs or keeping your immune system robust during the cold season.
Kerstin’s Fancy Almond Cake
- 1c almonds
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 c Skinny Jake’s Fat Honey
- 3 fresh eggs
- 1/3 cup APF (or gluten free baking mix)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 5 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 350. in a food processor, Process almonds + salt to a fine crumb, then add honey, almond extract, eggs, oil and butter. Process until well mixed. Add flour + baking powder and pulse just until blended.
Butter pan well using about a Tbsp of butter, then throw in 6 Tbsp sliced almonds and dust with 1 Tbsp sugar (optional, for sugary crust). scrape batter into prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. don’t overbake!!!