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Garlic Honey Elixir

  • Small jar (4-8 ounces/125-250ml) with a good lid.
  • Fill it with unpeeled garlic cloves.
  • Pour local honey over it all, using a chop stick to poke the honey down into the garlic.
  • Screw on the lid and label the jar with the contents and date.

Overnight, so it seems, the garlic and honey combine to create a divine elixir that may be taken by the spoonful right out of the jar. Almost immediately, it is ready to counter sore throats, colds, the flu, lung congestion, and sinus problems.

As it ages, both the honey and the garlic darken. After a couple of months, the garlic is suffused with honey and is lovely to eat.

Garlic honey has never spoiled, no matter how long I have kept it (at room temperature). It is not know to develop botulism. As with all honey, do not give to children less than one year old.

Susan Weed

 

The Farm Bill – Resources for Today

Today, Friday, May 18, 2012, the House Subcommittee on Agriculture will be holding public hearings in Washington, DC on the 2012 Farm Bill.

These are the people to talk to!

You are encouraged to contact your legislators on this issue so that you can tell them what you would like to see in the bill (and what should be left out).

Some of the issues that are of concern to Community Supported Agriculture and sustainable farming interests are highlighted in this summary page from National Sustainable Agriculture Commission.

Unfortunately, the Farm Bill is already the subject of partisan politics and is one of the tools being used to highlight the faults of opponents on both sides.

Don

Honey Mustard Roasted Potatoes

oney Mustard Roasted Potatoes

Makes 4 servings

4 large (about 2 lbs.) baking potatoes
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
Peel potatoes and cut each into 6 to 8 pieces. In large saucepan, cover potatoes with salted water; bring to a boil. Simmer potatoes 12-15 minutes, until barely tender. Drain. Combine mustard, honey and thyme in small bowl. In large bowl, toss potatoes with honey-thyme mustard until coated evenly. Arrange potatoes on foil-lined baking sheet, sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes at 375