Posts Tagged ‘honey’

Honey Cake … so decadent!

October 19, 2009

I caught the flu this week and have been drinking a lot of tea with honey. That got me thinking a lot about honey…and then honey cake. I have no idea why I had that specific craving espeically since I have never even had honey cake before. It just sounded really yummie. I quickly googled it and came across this recipe “Majestic and Moist Honey Cake” from SmittenKtichen.com.  I dragged myself to the grocery store and picked up all the ingredients. I love the fragrances and spices in it: Vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, coffee, orange juice, whiskey and of course honey! Turns out honey cake is traditionally eaten around Jewish New Year.

I thought baking would be quite time consuming but this didn’t take longer than an hour and half. Not bad for my first attempt and first baking experience in about 10 years! It’s sweeter than I expected and quite sticky… the next time I make this I’m going to reduce the sugar content by a cup or two.  It was so yummie when it came straight out of the oven piping hot! I can’t wait to have another slice tomorrow morning with a cup of tea.  Give it a shot!

Some of the Honey Cake Ingredients...but not all

Some of the Honey Cake Ingredients...but not all

Prepping the Mixture

Prepping the Mixture

Final honey cake mixture ready for baking

Final honey cake mixture ready for baking

Honey cake with toasted almonds straight out of the oven

Honey cake with toasted almonds straight out of the oven

My first slice ... yum!

My first slice ... yum!

Noosh e Jan!

Don’t make me gurggle please!

August 19, 2009

Mimi’s remedy for a sore throat ~ Galoo-dard

I stayed home today to rest and to try to get over this soar throat. My remedy for getting better tends to consist of rest and orange juice. My husband on the other hand takes illness very seriously and likes to chalk me full of meds and vitamin c tablets. Mimi Jan on the other side always recommends the same prescription…

1. Mix warm water with salt and gurggle away – YUCK! 

To be honest I haven’t gurggled today…I have to be on my death bed to gurggle. I just can’t do it even though I know it works like  a dream. If you’re brave enough or in enough pain you should try it.  

 

Dreaded but magical salt
Dreaded but magical salt

 

2. Soupeh Jo ~ Mimi’s famous barley soup – YUM!

STUFF: Onions, Pack of Barley, Pack of Mushrooms, Carrots, Chicken Broth, Salt and Pepper

DIY: Get someone to make this for you ideally since your sick or if you have to do it yourself it’s super simple and takes very little energy. Boil chicken broth with onions and salt. Add a cup of barley and bring to boil. Add carrots, mushroom and pepper and simmer until ready

 

 

Barley, chicken and mushroom soup
Barley, chicken and mushroom soup

3. Lemon, honey and hot water – YUM

STUFF: Hot water, whole lemon, 2 generous spoons of the best honey you can find

DIY: Heat up the kettle and mix you hot water with a spoon or two of honey and a generous squeeze of lemon

 

Healing Honey

Healing Honey