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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:28 PM
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Can anyone tell me what to do with honey when it has crystallized? nt
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:30 PM
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1. put the glass in warm water
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:30 PM
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2. Here's a link.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:31 PM
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3. Heat it up.
Put the jar in a pot of water and let it simmer for a while or in the microwave. Depending on the size of the jar, zapping it 30 seconds at a time until it melts down works well.
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willing dwarf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:31 PM
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4. Heat up the jar in a small pot of warm water.
THere's no harm in crystalized honey. It stays good for thousands of years, so there's no need to worry, but if you want it to be runny just warm the jar.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:31 PM
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5. warm it slightly
or just use it as is. :)
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WHEN CRABS ROAR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:32 PM
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6. Put it in warm water in a waterproof container with the top loose.
It may take a while.
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haikugal Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:34 PM
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7. Spread It On Toast...:0)
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:36 PM
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8. Mmmm.
Eat it. It's the best crunchy candy!
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:37 PM
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9. Thanks everyone - that was quick. Great granddaughter found it in
the shelf in the fridge and wanted some but it was crystallized so next time she comes I will know how to fix it for her.
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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 12:04 AM
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15. You should never refrigerate honey. Store at room temperature.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 11:29 AM
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22. Now that may help the next time. Thanks.
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:39 PM
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10. Eat it.
On toast. Or with a spoon.

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:39 PM
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11. I ad just 2 or 3 drops of water and then heat it all up (jar in hot water in saucepan on stove)
until all the crystals melt. I add the water because, at least in this dry climate, I think drying out has to be a factor in this problem. But it's just the tiniest amount.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:52 PM
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12. Ever make honey butter? Mix butter with the honey..blend it
well. Great on toast and doesn't run like honey does by itself...with today's oleo being about half water, you almost have to use real butter. I tried Imperial and Parkay which used to work but they've got too much water in them now and they won't blend with the honey.
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-11 11:52 PM
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13. eat it...
cook with it...
feed it to your friends...
warm it ever so slightly if you want to pour it...

my favorite is comb honey fresh from the hive and then crystallized honey...



my bees are now living in Detroit near 8 Mile ;)


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appleannie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 12:02 AM
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14. heat it.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 12:05 AM
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16. Preserve your dead in honey!
Remember the scene in the 1960s film Cleopatra when Caesar (Rex Harrison) looks at the body of Alexander the Great? The sarcophagus was made of carved quartx crystal. The body of Alexander was contained in the semi-transparent sarcophagus filled with the finest honey! My med prof BFM told me it was totally possible because honey is an anti-bacterial substance.

http://www.honey-health.com/honey-57.shtml

Yes, melt it.

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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 09:19 AM
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21. Not just possible, most likely.
The bodies of cats (part of the Bast cult) have been found in tombs perfectly preserved in sealed jars of honey and the honey was still good. Honey can be and is used for wound dressing. It has remarkable anti-bacterial qualities.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 12:11 AM
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17. Sure, put the container on a rack in a saucepan
and heat the water to simmering. The honey will reliquefy.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 12:37 AM
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18. Next time your roasting carrots or parsnips add it.........
its wounderful.
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Petrushka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 02:30 AM
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19. I've taken a jar of crystallized honey, removed the lid, & warmed it in the microwave on half-power.
Watch it carefully . . . it re-liquifies quickly in the microwave.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-11 06:35 AM
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20. Place the jar in warm water o/a 100F
Hotter than 130F and the honey will start to caramelize.
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