“H” is for Honey

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Welcome back A-Zers!  Did you have a good Sunday’s rest? (It also happened to be Christian Easter Sunday, I hope you enjoyed yourself, whatever you were doing).

Today’s post is about Honey.

Greek honey, or ‘meli’ is delicious!  You think you’ve tasted honey, and then you come to Greece and realise you’ve never tasted honey before.  It’s sweet (obviously) but it’s more than that: it’s transparent, it’s completely pure and is used in a variety of dishes, sweet and savoury alike. Apparently the best honey comes from lime and orange trees.  Because Greece has such a rich flora and perfect temperatures, this is reflected in the quality of the honey produced.

 If you read my ‘B’ post earlier this week (2nd April), you’ll see I wrote about Baklava.  Honey is drizzled over this.  And you simply MUST try fried Graviera cheese with sesame seeds and honey – it’s simply out of this world.   This dish can be found at this restaurant I blogged about earlier in the year.

Not only is honey good to taste but in Ancient Greece, Hippocrates, father of medicine emphasised the pharmaceutical affects of honey.
Greek honey photo

And we all know the importance of bees – as Einstein once quoted:

If bees were to disappear from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than 4 years to live.

 Bees are in decline – and just look around us: global warming, economic crisis (OK, not directly attributed to bees, but can you see where I’m heading with this?).  Hmmm, maybe there’s some truth to what he said.

Is this what will happen to the Earth if bees disappear? Source: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-the-rise-of-the-post-carbon-era/
Is this what will happen to the Earth if bees disappear?
Source: http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-the-rise-of-the-post-carbon-era/

8 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks Teresa…yes, when honey is part of a country’s staple diet, you know you’ve chosen the right country to settle in!

  2. Yes Sue – both deliciously healthy and proof that food (fageto) in Greece is delicious and not just eaten to fill a hole, rather there to be enjoyed – a part of life.

    Glad you’re liking the blog.

  3. Thanks Jen – yes, both are Greek products.

    If you or your daughter would like to contribute a guest post about Greece, I can feature it after the Challenge is over – I’m always looking for positive Greek stories from other people to highlight.

    Email is on my blog page…look forward to it.

    Bex

  4. Love honey especially when i’m sick and put it in tea with lemon. Those two thing are totally Greek foodie items right? My step daughter is married to a Greek Cypriot and living in Cyprus as we speak. When they lived here in the US we SO enjoyed many of the Greek food items 🙂 including honey!!

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