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  • How to Choose Honey
    Honey ranges in color from almost white to dark brown; generally, the darker the color, the stronger the taste. Unless otherwise indicated, most commercially produced honeys are blends from different plant sources.

  • How to Store Honey
    Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

    How to Prepare Honey
    If honey crystallizes, heat the bottle briefly in a pot of shallow hot water—or in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds with the top off. When measuring honey, spray the spoon or cup with cooking spray to avoid sticking.

  • How to Use Honey
    Honey tends to be sweeter than sugar, so when substituting, use about 25 percent less honey. It should not be fed to children under a year old, who are at risk for infant botulism.

    —Jenny Rosenstrach

     

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  • How To: Cook With Sticky Ingredients

    Keep sticky ingredients like molasses, honey, or peanut butter from clinging to your measuring spoons with the easy trick shown in this video. See how to measure sticky ingredients.

     

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