Handy Hints- cooking with Honey

handy hints – cooking with honey

Honey adds additional flavour to sweet & savoury
dishes.  Experiment with mild honeys where sweetness is wanted without a strong
flavour.  Use stronger tasting dark honeys for recipes that require
additional honey flavour.

Avoid over cooking with honey
as there is a tendency to burn readily, especially small things like biscuits
and honey marinades on meat and chicken.

Honey in baking improves texture, flavour and keeping
qualities (honey traps in moisture and prevents drying

It may be necessary to slightly reduce other liquids to
compensate for the moisture content if you substitute honey for sugar in a

The sweetness in honey is more intense, has fewer calories,
and is more easily digested than sugar.

For each cup of sugar substitute 2/3 cup of

Reduce cooking temperature by 10-15 degrees – remember honey
burns easily.

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Black Pearl reviews Manuka And Pomegranate Lip butter

Read a great review on the Black Pearl Blog. She has tried our Manuka Honey with Pomegranate 100% Natural lip butter and loves it.

If you want to try it yourself, we have 3 to give away. Visit Facebook and the first 3 to share will receive their free lip butter – delicious!!http://www.theblackpearlblog.com/2012/04/apicare-manuka-honey-lip-butter-with.html


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Here comes the sun!

Don’t get too excited, but I’m sure I spotted a ray of sunshine earlier today.Get ready to bare your summer body with our delicious Manuka Honey with Mango and Papaya body butter. Intensely hydrating and non greasy it will leave your skin feeling blissfully soft and smelling divinely tropical!

Like this and be entered into a draw for a free Honey Mango Body butter worth £15.00, to be drawn on 20th May 2012.

PS works in the rain too!!

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Fake Manuka Honey threatens industry

We have been telling our customers for ages to be wary about the provenance of the Manuka Honey they are buying and a recent report indicates how serious an issue this is.

Stuff.co.nz reports on the damage being done to New Zealand’s Manuka Honey Industry by ‘cheap alternatives’. it makes interesting reading.

Make sure when you buy Manuka Honey that it carries the UMF logo and that it is from New Zealand.

Click on the link for the full report


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Exfoliate to Rejuvenate

Exfoliate to rejuvenate – exfoliation helps remove dry, dead skin cells that can block your pores and make your skin seem dull and lifeless. Our Manuka Natural Exfoliating Face Wash contains fine natural Jojoba beads, this means it is gentle enough to use everyday. Follow the link for more details.http://www.simplymanuka.co.uk/range/manuka-natural-facial-skincare?product_id=110
Like this and go in the draw to win 1 of 3 tubes of Manuka Natural Exfoliating Wash.

Draw will be made on 1 st May 2012


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Saving Face great success at Gordale open evening!

Great evening at Gordale.Saving Face was the Apicare star of the evening.

We sold out in a  couple of hours.This is fast becoming the Apicare’must-have ‘product.

It was a really good customer event, lots of interesting demos and trays of delicious homemade food & glasses of wine being passed around all evening- would definitely recommend it – free entry too!!!

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Apicare at Gordale Garden Centre

Great news for all Apicare lovers in the Chester, Wirral & North Wales area.

Apicare is now available from Gordale Garden Centre, Chester Road Burton Wirral.

It is a lovely store full of all sorts of fab stuff,so pay them a visit.

This Thursday 19th April Gordale are holding a customer event from 6pm to 9pm.

We will be there so come along to try the Apicare goodies and to claim your free gift.

See you there!!

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The Telegraph – Fashion & Beauty

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Hampshire Society

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