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|05/06/02 at 09:37:06|
Alhumdullillah. A Sister just gave me a gallon- yes a gallon of honey! :o
:-[What can i do with it? any reciepies- that use large quanities?
- any Martha Stewart type gifts i can make of it?
- Help! Normally, I only use a couple of ounces a year!
|05/06/02 at 09:37:40|
|05/06/02 at 09:39:49|
A tablespoon a day keeps the doctor away ;D
|05/06/02 at 09:40:42|
Kathy-- share it with family and friends! Let them figure out what to do with it ;D ;D
[wlm] :-) Laila
|05/06/02 at 09:44:30|
Oh yeah!! I want to share!!!! I am looking for some creative ways to do it! I like being crafty!
|05/06/02 at 10:30:48|
I'm not very creative at all, but you could get some cute jars to put it in so you can give it away as gifts.
There's lots of recipes for honey cakes, I don't have any offhand but you could probably find some on the net.
Save some to use as medicine, especially if it's pure honey. Subhan Allah you can find benefit in it for every single part of the body. I had a stuffy nose once and couldn't taste for days, and then I found some honey at home and thought to myself: it says it the Qur'an that it's a cure, and I ate a spoonful and about 10 seconds later my sinuses cleared up and I could smell and taste again (I'm sure I've already told you this story before but it just seems miraculous to me :) )
|05/07/02 at 11:07:53|
| A word of warning-- don't give pure honey to infants- it has minute amounts of Botulism that are harmless to adults and older kids, but infant's bodies can't assimilate the toxins and get rid of them. For us oldies- a teaspoon in hot tea with lemon is a sore throat remedy any time :-*|
|05/08/02 at 04:15:57|
Subhan Allah, it's true, in the Qur'an it says it's a cure and it is! :)
But why does it have to taste so icky? :'(
For me I have to hold my nose and swallow it down-.. ala Cod Liver Oil style :'(
|05/08/02 at 04:27:12|
[quote author=Laila link=board=kabob;num=1020692227;start=0#5 date=05/07/02 at 11:07:53] A word of warning-- don't give pure honey to infants- it has minute amounts of Botulism that are harmless to adults and older kids, but infant's bodies can't assimilate the toxins and get rid of them. For us oldies- a teaspoon in hot tea with lemon is a sore throat remedy any time :-*
i'm not sure about this sister laila, when i was a baby, my parents used to dip my dummy in honey before putting it in my mouth - and i was a crafty one, as soon as i sucked off all the honey that dummy became a torpedo ;) which of course meant mum had to wash it re-dip it then give it to me yum :P, 20 odd years later i still don't eat honey with anything, i just love dipping my finger in the jar - oh and alhamdulillah there's nothing wrong with me after all that honey - except maybe an extra sweet tooth ;)
|05/08/02 at 07:20:39|
I have a friend who used to put honey in her baby's milk bottle. After the baby was done with the milk my friend would put the rest out for the stray cats in the neighborhood.
The baby was fine, but after a while she noticed that there weren't all that many stray cats anymore... Honey is poisonous to cats and I think to dogs as well. I know for sure chocolate is dangerous for dogs and I think honey contains the same thing that's poisonous to them.
|05/08/02 at 08:25:36|
[quote]Honey and Babies
True or false:
Honey is safe for babies.
Babies can get infant botulism from bacteria spores in honey. It's a rare but serious illness. Symptoms include weakness (causing inability to cry and suck), floppy head and frequently constipation. Call your doctor if your baby exhibits these signs of illness.
So--don't dip the pacifier in honey and don't add honey to food. After the first year, honey appears to be safe.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Published on: 03/17/2002 Updated on: 03/24/2002
Copyright: Allina Hospitals & Clinics [/quote]
|05/08/02 at 10:37:18|
|As-salaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullah - |
Replace refined sugar/sweeteners with honey in most anything, like in tea and/or milk. I used to put a lot of sugar in my cereal (not the very sugary ones, apparently that's strange), but replaced it with honey. It's argued that the quality of manufactured honey is nothing compared to *actual* honey (having to do with the bees and their food, I think). But it's all good, insha'Allah.
"And your Lord revealed to the bee saying: Make hives in the mountains and in the trees and in what they build: Then eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of your Lord submissively. There comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who reflect." (Surat an-Nahl, 68-69)
"Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur'an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur'an and honey." - Prophet Muhammad, Saheeh Bukhaari
"Bees and the Hidden Miracle of Honey"
"Miracle of Honey" - Harun Yahya
|05/08/02 at 14:32:30|
I had never heard of infant botchulism, but I had been advised not to give my infants honey because it can cause bottle-mouth (rotting the infants teeth). I have also heard that a Tablespoon of honey will cure hypothermia and shock--a good reaason to have some handy for medicinal purposes I guess :).
And had you considered using some in a hummingbird feeder? The recipie is one part sweetner to four parts water--and it is recommended that one not use artificial sweetners because they have no food value. Because the honey ferments over the course of a few days, it would be best to change the mixture daily--fermented honey can make the birds mouth sore! And I believe they recommend that you not add food-coloring--not that anything has been proven to be harmful in the food coloring--but you never know, ::) . The article I read recommended tying red ribbons around your feeder to attract the birds. I wouldn't probably make up more than a cup of the mixture--I can't imagine the birds would even drink that much in a day--no sence in throwing a lot away, so probably best to start with a small amount. Anyhow, you might use some as a little bird bebsi  --the birds will come to think of you as :-* will be :-/ and come around, eh?!
Well, I'm sure you'll fid just the right use for the honey :) Sweetgrass
|05/24/02 at 12:05:29|
Hey instead of bottles or jars to give the honey to friends, what about TEST TUBES! I think that would be a, out of the ordinary, way to pass along the gift. It won't be so much that they won't know what to do with it. And they won't have to do what your doing. But Kathy I am some what sadden by this because this make you a "RE-GIFTER". We'll maybe not since your not giving the whole thing away. Test Tubes with corks.
|05/24/02 at 15:52:43|
A "re-Gifter" yep, better than a "refuser of gift", a "waster of gift", or a "horder of gift"
|05/24/02 at 17:17:55|
sister kathy, we have lot's of HUGE containers of honey. we make sandwiches, use for tea (sugar has fat), cure the sick(only allah cures the sick), and much more. if you want a honey cake recipe here you go:
and to prevent that yucky gl :Pb of muck feel so gross when it goes down your throat then take lemonade before or after you eat it. WORKS FINE.
and to say ONE thing "Honey is MY favorite FOOD!!!"
|05/25/02 at 10:04:19|
Does a open container of honey go bad? How long before it goes bad?
|05/25/02 at 11:22:50|
i meant to reply when you first told about your gift of homey - but right about then i was busy in, um, somewhere - akhwat getting carried away or kabob tyring to help out....
here's my honey advice, which i wanted to give you sooner:
1. the best thing to do with an entire gallon is to break it down into smaller jars, so you can store the bulk of it properly while only keeping some out.
2. raw honey MUST be refrigerated for long term storage - to answer your question, YES! it will rot if stored at hot, warm, or even room temperatures. you'll detect an odor if it starts decomposing. at lower temperatures it will crystallize reversibly - not to worry! - and it will easily re-liquefy if you set it in a deep pan of almost hot water for a while. don't heat it on the stove. (this is the same crystallization as occurs in creamy honey, but that's a more controlled process with stirring so that the crystals are very small and formed in a very uniform way, making it smooth and not easily re-liquefied.)
3. it will not harm sizeable animals (such as cats or dogs), but most cats wouldn't be interested, and lots of dogs wouldn't either. animals are usually better at listening to their instincts than we are - though they, too, can be fooled, of course.) i am not guaranteeing that it would absolutely not hurt an animal - i don't know the answer to that.
4. the question of infants being harmed by raw honey is up in the air. my feeling on this is that it is entirely possible, and might actually just depend on where the honey is made (where the bees live). use your instinct on this, but it does make sense to use caution, since as humans we can't produce honey and it's a very concentrated potent food for bee babies (insect metabolism being much more high-speed than a human infant). commercial honey is heated, destroying many. many things in the process, and might therefore be safer for our young.
i think those were all the things i meant to say - page one of this post won't open, so i can't look to see what else was said there....
|06/19/02 at 07:36:37|
Hope this is not a bit late...
but, a sister told me that she uses honey in place of face masks.
I haven't tried it yet (I still stick to my ocean clay face mask)... but, yeah.. she says, she does that. And she's got good clear skin, mashaAllah :)
|07/14/02 at 23:23:25|
You could put the honey into smaller jars and wrap up the jars decoratively. For example, you could purchase some sheer fabric, (the kind that brides use for a veil), from the fabric store (not more than $2/yard). Cut out a good size square shaped piece, place the jar in the middle, and bring the fabric up. THen, you could tie it with some ribbons at the top and curl the ribbons. WHen it's tied up, you might want to cut the fabric that's at the top so that it looks neat and even. You could try the same thing with metallic tissue paper instead of the fabric. Or you could skip the wrapping altogether and just tie some ribbons around it, maybe put a label on it with "to" and "from".
|07/15/02 at 19:52:28|
|How about using it to make homemade granola *without* a lot of refined sugar? I made a bunch of low fat honey granola once, put it in nice bags, and gave it out to friends. They loved it!|
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