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Heather Honey from Ikaria Island (ANAMA), 480gr, "Karimalis"Ικαρίας,  480gr, "Καρίμαλης"

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Heather Honey from Ikaria Island (ANAMA), 480gr, "Karimalis"

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Beekeeping in Ikaria islandHeather Honey (or ΑΝΑΜΑ) is produced from the flowers of heather bush.

This very special honey is been collected in autumn, from the mountains of Ikaria. It has sedative, astringent, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Heather is one of the most important bee plants because it allows their renewal.

The producer of this unique honey, Mr. Karimalis Apostle, continues a tradition of three centuries in beekeeping on the island of Ikaria, with passion and professionalism.

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Honey crystallization and reset to original status 

Crystallized honey

Honey has a natural trend to crystallize. The crystallization of honey has nothing to do with its quality. In a vase full of honey, crystals begin to form first at the bottom and then at the rest of the vase. New crystals will be added daily and that gives a non-pleasant look to the honey. Crystallization makes honey difficult to use, as well. But, crystallized honey keeps all of its properties. 

Honey reset Reset :

In case that your favorite honey crystallizes, do not worry ! On the contrary, you should be glad that you have bought an excellent honey (impure honey does not crystallize). Crystallized honey can be reset to its original state by using a moderate heated bain-marie. Just heat up the honey and it will be th same as when you bought it. One may also leave the honey vase to heat up on a heating radiator for a few minutes, it will be fine.

Honey and its properties

-A legend claims that the body of Alexander the Great was secured in a glass coffin full of honey, to be preserved until it reached the burial location. The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of honey were already known.

-Honey contains 77% to 78% sugars (mainly glucose and fructose) and has very low moisture content, so it does not favor the growth of micro-organisms.

-Honey cosuming seems to be responsible for the longevity of many famous beekeepers (80 to 100 years).

 

Classic balsamic vinegar dressing

Ingredients

Balsamic dressing

Method

Mix thoroughly and refrigerate. Stays fresh for a long time. Suitable for all green salads. Enjoy !


Honey dressing for green salads

A quick and delicious honey-based dressing. Ideal for green salads.

Ingredients

honey dressing

• 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

• 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

• 1 tablespoon mustard

• 1 tablespoon honey

Method

Mix everything in a blender or by hand until you get an homogeneous yummy dressing !


Fried Cheese Pies with Honey

 

A guaranteed delicacy, by our dear friend, chef Nikos

Ingredients 

Fried cheese piesMethod

Wrap the cheese (either feta or graviera) in filo. Choose the shape and size you like better.

Fry in very hot olive oil. Sunflower oil is also acceptable.

When the pies get reddish enough, withdraw from the pan and dry with kitchen paper.

Serve and  drizzle the honey evenly over top. You can add some sesame and enjoy! 

Hint : All fried pastries match best with "thick" honeys; fir, pine, heather, chestnut, arbutrus, etc.

 

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