Although flaky salt appears to be a new product with all the recent advertising and marketing by famous chiefs, Gordon Ramsay for example, it really isn’t. The production of flaky salt is an age-old process that has been used for centuries and dates back to 1882. The first producer of flaky salt was The Maldon … Continue reading A delicacy, Flaky Salt
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Manuka Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham
The holidays are among us! You can substitute honey to all your favorite holiday dishes. This delicious Manuka Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham recipe makes the perfect main dish for your holiday dinner party. Ingredients 1 (9 1/4-lb.) fully cooked, bone-in ham 40 whole cloves 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup Manuka Honey 1/2 … Continue reading Manuka Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham
Think Organic, Think BioGro
Anyone can claim their product is organic, fair-trade and ecologically sustainable however, the label “organic” in Europe, Japan, USA, and Canada is protected by law. In New Zealand there are no laws protecting the label organic so anyone can use this terminology. Although labeling laws are changing rapidly the only way to be sure is … Continue reading Think Organic, Think BioGro
Tired of Pesticides?
Pesticides, herbicides, chemicals and toxins all seem to be the primary way for dealing with weeds. Unfortunately, or fortunately for families going the organic route many of these if not all of these options are not suitable for organic farming. So what does this mean for the organic farmer? It means that they rely on … Continue reading Tired of Pesticides?
GMO Free Grown Products!
New Zealand is an amazing country with rolling hills, majestic mountains and crystal clear blue lakes but what is even better is that to date no fresh fruit, vegetables or meat grown there is genetically engineered. Although some imported products, which are strictly regulated, are allowed into New Zealand (soy, canola, corn and cotton) every … Continue reading GMO Free Grown Products!
Mesquite, a tasty and healthy seasoning
Mesquite, what do we know about it? It’s a tree; it grows in arid regions of the world and using it to smoke meat results in a deliciously flavored meal. But how did we discover this bad boy and does it have any other benefits? Well let me tell you. Mesquite is actually a member … Continue reading Mesquite, a tasty and healthy seasoning
Manuka Honey, benefits eye health
Manuka honey and it’s antibacterial properties are no doubt one of the longest standing natural antimicrobials used in science and every year new uses are popping up. Honey is not only preservative free but it has a long self-life, is unaffected by UV, non-toxic, relatively abundant and has shown a rapid clinical affect when used … Continue reading Manuka Honey, benefits eye health
Propolis… Never ending Benefits
We have talked about propolis before but it has so many active properties that benefit health it is hard to fit it all into one article. Propolis is a resin that bees use to protect their hive from bacteria and more. Recent studies, specifically on New Zealand propolis, have shown that it also contains the … Continue reading Propolis… Never ending Benefits
Bee venom, Life and Death in a Sting
The first thing you might think when you hear that a product contains bee venom is that the bees are harmed in the collection. However, the good news is that since the 1960’s a non-invasive method has been used to extract the venom. It’s called elctro-shock collection but its not as bad as it sounds. … Continue reading Bee venom, Life and Death in a Sting
Influenza don’t let it get you
The flu, we have all had it and we certainly don’t want it. But time and time again our bodys’ immune system fails us and we find ourselves down and out with one or more these symptoms: fever, chills, muscle aches, runny nose, cough and stomach upsets. Maybe it was a coworker coughing in the corner, … Continue reading Influenza don’t let it get you