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Tuesday:) Toni’s Tip of the Day~ Honey

6 Feb

“Never deviate from the right way and you will improve.”

― Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You


I happen to love honey. Who doesn’t? I put it in my tea every day, in my plain Greek yogurt, and in lots of recipes. But, honey has so many other uses and benefits that you may not know about. Everyone loves honey.

My personal perplexion-(I think I made that word up. Spellcheck didn’t like it) was, I was perplexed about how to get my honey out of the plastic jar once it started crystallizing. You aren’t supposed to microwave or boil plastic containers, so now what? Why do they put it in plastic?

I decided that a pre-emotive strike was the best strategy. One day, I looked at my plastic honey container and it was just barely starting to crystallize. Oh no! I was going to transfer it when I first bought it, and I forgot. So, I got out a glass canning jar and squeezed out as much honey into the glass jar as I could. There was a little left, clinging to the sides, so I put the plastic container in a container of warm water…not hot or boiling…just warm. Then, I scooped out as much as I could with a tall iced tea spoon. I pretty much got it all out, and now I can use a spoon in the wide mouth jar to get out my honey when it thickens. Honey lasts forever, Well, almost.

While excavating Egypt’s famous pyramids, archaeologists have found pots of honey in an ancient tomb. The honey, dating back approximately 3,000 years, is the world’s oldest sample – and still perfectly edible.Nov 23, 2015

Don’t microwave raw honey to decrystallize it. … You may be tempted to immerse your entire honey jar in boiling water, but that will destroy beneficial enzymes and other properties found only in raw honey. Don’t heat honey in a plastic bottle. Don’t take the risk that you‘ll melt plastic into your honey.Jan 19, 2018

How to Decrystallize Raw Honey | Asheville Bee Charmer

Here are some other cool ways to use honey besides in your tea.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Tip of the Day and A Taste of Home

5 Sep

“A Pizza Slice a day keeps Sadness Away.”

― Jet Paacal


A very nice Tuesday. It wasn’t a scorching day, but rather comfortable, cool, and overcast this morning. Zumba at 8:30 am at the YMCA and then a long walk when I got home. While I started out on my walk, enthralled by the glorious day, I found a rusty nail in a neighbor’s driveway. I need to save a stranger from a flat tire. I thought, there’s no trash to throw this away for miles, but I can’t just leave it here or throw it in the grass. I’ll just carry it in my hand as a reminder.

Tip of the day… keep a reminder close by, close to your heart, an object that symbolizes something special. The nail I carried around with me reminded me of the nails on a cross. Someone who gave His life for us. He suffered for our sins, and He said, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” That’s why it’s important to look out for your neighbor. It may sound hokey, but that’s how I think. As I continued my walk, I picked up newspapers in driveways that had two or three strewn on the sidewalk and street. I carefully placed them by the front door behind a bush or pillar. I had just seen a video from a burglar who said how he targeted houses to rob. One thing he looked for was more than one newspaper in the driveway, a possible sign that people were not home or on a vacation.

We need to look out for one another. Not just your family, friends, and neighbors, but even strangers.

The afternoon flew into evening. I made plans to have dinner with my good friend Linda Grossman (World’s Greatest Realtor-blatant plug). Linda and I have our Chicago ties, so we decided to go to Rosati’s for pizza. Ah… they have wonderful deep dish pizza, almost as good as Chicago pizza…almost. It was great and I ate too much. Yum! Look at this!

A reminder of home. This reminder will be in my heart and on my hips for quite a while. Well worth the price.