Turns out, Pooh bear was smart after all. Honey has a lot of benefits!
Soothing a sore throat is one of them. Mix honey with lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and warm water. Gargle or sip, and it will help reduce inflammation and can also kill some types of bacteria. I have used a teaspoon or two of honey mixed with a little lemon juice as a substitute for cough syrup.
Did you know that honey is a good first aid treatment? Since it contains antibacterial properties, cuts and burns can benefit from it as it helps keep wounds free of infection and clean. It also reduces swelling and scarring.
So now that we all have a good excuse to indulge a little, here is an easy recipe (not that this will do anything towards reducing cholesterol! ).
Honey BBQ Pulled Pork
1 Boston Butt Pork Roast
1 large bottle of prepared BBQ Sauce
(My favorites are Bull’s Eye and KC Masterpiece)
1 cup honey
1. Rinse roast. Place in slow-cooker and cook LOW for 8-10 hours, or until roast is fork tender.
2. While still hot, shred roast with a fork, removing fat and discarding juices. Place shredded pork in large baking dish.
3. Mix BBQ sauce and honey. Spread over pork. Bake 350 degrees, uncovered, until hot and bubbly.
(Preparing steps 1 and 2 the day ahead works well. I usually divide the shredded pork and freeze half of it for barbequing at a later date.)
Thanks you for popping in! I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day!