December 18 is National “I Love Honey” Day — Foodimentary – National Food Holidays

National “I Love Honey” Day Five Food Finds about Honey Greeks and Roman referred to honey as a food fit for the gods. A honey wine was developed, and largely consumed by many. Its given name was mead. Honey was so in demand in the eleventh century that it was a stipulation for German peasants […]

via December 18 is National “I Love Honey” Day — Foodimentary – National Food Holidays

What a wonderful post to see! Thanks Foodimentary for giving me a reason to eat honey today! For the holiday season, why not try some pohutukawa honey from New Zealand. The pohutukawa is considered the New Zealand Christmas tree.

Other naturally sweet treats you can enjoy this holiday season are pomegranates (sweet and tart), persimmons (great made into jam) and oranges (clementines should be in season).

For some other easy to make sweet treats, try a spirited beverage. Mead is honey wine, a traditional drink at the Yuletide season. Mulled wine or cider is served warm and contains sweetness, spices and citrus. And of course eggnog and rum are a classic. There are many coconut and almond milk based versions theses with the main flavours being granulated sugar and nutmeg.

Not a fan of fruitcake? Perhaps fruitcake inspired oatmeal will change your mind. Gather together your favourite dried fruits and add to cooked oats.*

*A combination of steel-cut and rolled oats make  a palatable and more healthy mix.

When cooking the oats, mix with orange zest, spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger) and water. Or to be really decadent and true to the fruitcake and holiday spirit, cook in eggnog and rum! Top with spiced brown sugar or drizzle with maple syrup. Breakfast may never be the same again!

Happy Sugar Sunday everyone!

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