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Recipes from the January 2006 issue:

Lip Balm for Cold Winter Days
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. honey
3/4 tsp. beeswax-grated
1/2 tsp. cocoa butter
flavored oil of your choice-to taste (I liked the oil of wintergreen I bought at beekind store.)
1 vitamin E capsule (or 1/4 tsp. vitamin E oil)

Place a pyrex or other heat resistant glass dish in a saucepan with water to make a double boiler. Heat oil, honey, wax and coca butter in the glass dish just until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. Stir in flavoring and vitamin E. Pour into small containers that have lids. (See more about this on www.liberty4hbees.com’s Craft page.)

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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 C sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 C. honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 C. shortening
1 C. mashed bananas
1 3/4 C. quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 C. chopped nuts or raisins (or both if you insist)

Preheat oven to 375° F. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Cream together the shortening and honey; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, banana, oatmeal and nuts. Mix well. Add dry ingredients, mix well and drop by the teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until edges turn light brown. Cool on wire rack. Store in a closed container.

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Honey Baked Red Onions

from Oct. 1991 issue of the Monthly Extractor
3 Large red onions peeled and cut in half crosswise
1/4 C. water
Glaze
1/3 C. Honey
3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. paprika (preferably sweet Hungarian)
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. red pepper
For garnish: parsley sprig
Heat oven to 350°F. Have ready a baking dish just large enough to hold the halved onions in a single layer.
Arrange cut sides down in one layer in ungreased baking dish. Sprinkle with water, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes.
Meanwhile mix all glaze ingredients until well blended.
Turn onions cut sides up. Spoon half the glaze over the onions. Bake uncovered 15 minutes. Baste with remaining laze and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer until onions are tender when pierced.
Makes 6 servings.

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Headache Prevention and Cure
from the National Headache Foundation

Eat two tablespoons of honey on a cracker, before or after drinking. Honey supplies fructose, which helps the body metabolize alcohol. Editor’s Hint: Use a big cracker for this one or your next headache will be cleaning up the drips unless you used set honey on that cracker!

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