Sweet Like Honey: Love, Health, and Honeyed Fruit Squares

Honey, a gift from the pollen of flowers and hard working bees, promises to sweeten everything it touches. The nectar’s association with love and sensuality reaches far and wide with mentions in the Bible, the Kama Sutra, and the Perfumed Garden. Historically, honey wine, a beverage of fermented yeast, water, and…

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Recipe: Chicken in Spicy Honey Fig Sauce; aka Sweet and Sticky Figs

Figs, the sweet, plump, purple fruit said to be Cleopatra’s favorite, was once believed to be aphrodisiacal in ancient Greece and in China. The Greeks associated its soft pear shape with fertility and physical love, and no self-respecting orgy would do without a fig-filled bowl present. The Chinese gave their…

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Pomegranates: History, How to De-seed Them, and Using them in Oatmeal

So exotic of a fruit is the pomegranate that it appears in religious texts, romantic literature, and famous paintings. Its outside appearance keeps secret that inside resides ruby red arils that pop with bright sweet-tart flavor. In Greek mythology, legend has it that Aphrodite planted the first pomegranate tree, thus…

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