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01-30-2007, 10:21 AM
In her DVD. Alissa uses honey, lots and lots of honey, in several of her recipes, and I'm wondering if anyone knows what kind. The raw honey that I bought, and all that I've seen on line and at Wild Oaks, is kinda pale yellowish and is a semi-solid for lack of a better way to describe it. The honey Alissa uses in the DVD has the color and consistency of what one ususally sees on the grocer shelf, certainly doesn't look like the raw variety I've been seeing. So does anyone have any idea?
01-30-2007, 10:27 AM
I was just getting ready to post this same question today because I bought some raw honey last night at Whole Foods and it's solid white. The honey she was using in her dvd looked so good.
01-30-2007, 10:30 AM
I surely does look good. I hope someone can give us the "scoop" on it, cuz I'm planning a trip to Wild Oaks tomorrow and maybe whatever she's using can be had from there.
01-30-2007, 12:50 PM
The raw honey I buy at the HFS is like what I saw in Alissa's video. The consistency of pasturized ... I know that honey can "crystalize" and you just heat some water and stick the jar in to warm up and it will liquify again.
Here's a link with some FAQs on it:
Here's a link to some good info on honey :D
01-30-2007, 02:33 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but what is HFS?
01-30-2007, 02:35 PM
HFS = health food store. :)
01-30-2007, 02:41 PM
Well, duh .... :o
01-30-2007, 02:46 PM
Well, duh .... :o
Sorry ... when I first started on this board I spelled out everything and had similar questions ... now I'm using the initials ... again, sorry ;)
01-30-2007, 07:39 PM
When at one of her classes I asked alissa this once. She told me that due to the lights form filming that it tended to be become much more pliable and melt from sitting out. It took me a while to find a raw honey that was smooth but I did. My whole foods carries a local raw honey maker and it is like regular honey (its called Aunt Sue's wild-natural raw honey - its a suebee product). Check with your local health food store, they may have different varieties. I also use agave nector which is delicious (I also get that at whole foods) It has the same consistency as honey and tastes similar. Hope this was helpful.
01-30-2007, 07:54 PM
Our local Health food store has 3 varieties of raw honey at a time and they are all wonderful but different. There is usually an Orange Blossom which is lighter and sweet and then the darker Sage honey...once in awhile the 3rd changes from Wildflower to Clover to other things. I've been using agave all the time lately...this thread is making me realize some variety could be a good thing! I drifted away from honey for some reason...
01-30-2007, 08:23 PM
Oh, and if your honey is semi-solid it has just crystalized. Put the container in a warm water bath in a bowl and let it sit awhile...stir and it will smooth out. You just need to rearrange the molecules with heat and it will be smooth again...tastes won't be harmed.
You can also whip honey and make it fluffy which is fun...
01-30-2007, 08:38 PM
I work at a health food store and we have both the whitish, thick raw honey and the kind that looks like what Alissa used in her DVD. The main difference is that the thick white honey has the comb and propolis and pollen blended in, while the other is "just" the honey. Both are raw.
01-30-2007, 09:02 PM
Thanks to you all for your replies. I'll be on the look out for the not-solid yet raw on my next trip to Wild Oats.
01-30-2007, 09:44 PM
If you have an acre or more you could have your own bees! There really cute and pretty easy to take care of. and plus, you know the honey is raw then! I used to have bees, but we moved :(
01-31-2007, 12:19 AM
please know that raw honey, doesn't mean our RAW food lifestyle RAW, it simply means it isn't cooked, but it can still be heated
so what you want is unheated honey, this means it hasn't been heated to remove it from the comb.
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