Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Do One Thing: Project Noah, week 6

Week 6: 1 large jar of honey. (The larger the better..nothing better than a peanut butter and honey sammich when you need a sweet lunch! Just remember this treat is only for those over two years old. No honey for little ones!) Did you know honey has a really long shelf life, and that if your honey crystallizes it doesn't mean it's gone bad, it can be brought back to it's thick smooth sweet goodness via warming! (I want some toast with honey now.)

Hint: Double check flashlight and battery supply.

Also, for those of you who live in California: We, the entire state, have been invited to participate in
the world's largest earthquake drill...ever! On November 13 at 10:01 a.m. we will "experience" a 7.8 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. This is only a drill! hehe! But hey, why not participate and see if you're as prepared as you think you are? Go to ShakeOut.org to sign up as a participant. It's free, and it's full of information on the drill. If you want other information on how to prepare for the actual event, the resources page has other videos, a webinar, and other website links to help you find information. Scroll the entire page, the good stuff is near the bottom. I personally viewed the webinar, and wow! there's some interesting stuff there.

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Alison Wonderland said...

I've been asked to steal your "do one thing" posts for my RS. (Ok not really but it's too long to bother explaining.) So I'm gonna. I hope that's ok.

S'mee said...

PLEASE!!! You just made my day! Yes yes yes!!!!

Huckleberry said...

I got that jar of honey but it says it is good till 2011. Are you saying it may last longer than the stamped expiration date? Just curious....thanks for all your help with food storage and emergency prepardeness.

S'mee said...

Hucklebery! According to the Honey Board at honey.com..."Honey stored in sealed containers can remain stable for decades and even centuries! However, honey is
susceptible to physical and chemical changes during storage; it tends to darken and lose its aroma and flavor. This is a temperature-dependent process, making the shelf-life of honey difficult to define. For practical purposes, a shelf-life two years is often stated. Properly processed, packaged and stored honey retains its quality for a long time. What is the best storage
temperature for honey? Processed honey should be stored between 64-75°F (18-24°C).1 Honey can be exposed to higher temperatures for brief periods; however, heat damage
is cumulative so heat exposure
should be limited. It is best to
minimize temperature fluctuations and avoid storing honey near heat sources. The recommended storage
temperature for unprocessed honey is below 50°F (10°C).The ideal temperature for both unprocessed and processed honey is below 32°F (0°C).Cooler temperatures best
preserve the aroma, flavor and
color of unprocessed honey."

hope that helps!

Kathy P said...

Nothing like warm homemade bread and honey... I didn't know honey didn't come in crytalized form until I moved out on my own and had to do my own shopping. My mom always was warming honey on the stove (this was before microwaves)

Thanks for the site link... I am in a whole different state, but what a great way to get ideas of how to prepare.

S'mee said...

Thanks Kathy!