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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Just to Brighten Pioneer Preppy's Day

We are all aware how our good friend from Missouri hasn't had a full nights sleep of late, what with all this Global Warming and its icy aftereffects. His nights have been occupied with stoking the furnace at two hour intervals followed by high doses of hot coffee. Which leads me to think perhaps he needs a bit of added energy.

What better than the rare and tasty elixir of the honey bee. To be more specific, Tupelo honey harvested fresh from the panhandle region of my home state of Florida. This rare bee produced sweetness has been proven to be the only honey to never, ever, crystallize.   

Please excuse my awful attempts at photography - I was in a rush.

A small teaspoon stirred into a cup of hot tea with a dash of cream, as they say, is good for what ails you.

Sip, ah, here's to you my friend, Pioneer Preppy, enjoy.

Stephen


24 comments:

  1. Preppy's on-line, 'cause I just got a comment from him. I hope he sees this. :)

    Meanwhile, about that coffee ...

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    1. Rev., it's always fresh and hot. Even Duke knows how to make 'my' coffee. I sincerely wish I had the time (not to speak of funds) to visit your neck of the woods. Thanks, my friend.

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  2. Heh. I did not know Tupelo honey didn't crystallize that would be awesome. There's another type of honey called dew honey or something like that that is actually made from a tree mite excretion but only happens in certain parts of the deeper South during cold snaps I think so you may be getting some of that on the market soon.

    Up here in Missouri the fields are too small and diverse to get mono-crop honey although in late Fall we get an almost exclusive goldenrod flow but goldenrod honey smells bad in my opinion.

    I am getting even less sleep now because my Step Dad is in the hospital, took him in early this AM so now I have two places to take care of.

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    1. I'm sure you'd like the flavor of Tupelo, its unique for sure but expensive. Mite excretion...nope, but thanks. Indeed it may be on the market any hour...it's cold here.

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  3. ugh. crap on all of that global warming stuff, dear sweet one - i sure do wish some global warming would happen up here!

    thanks for thinking of our dear friend, PP - man is he getting belted with cold, snow and wind. i wish that we were closer to be able to help him...or at least work out 5hr shifts amongst us.

    so how much do you think it would cost to ship me 500lbs of that beautiful delicious honey? probably only like $25 bucks no? bahahahahah!

    much love to you and yours always! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Thinks, sweetheart, I really enjoy this cold weather. I'm sure it'll be brief.

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  4. I think there is one thing missing from your recipe....Jack, Jim, Captain, if you so enjoy their company,

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    1. Rob, I do have the occasional drink...maybe one or two every twenty years or so...I do like my wine, and with a ham sandwich a good cold beer. For most part I avoid alcohol. Having said that we do have a wet bar in our home and its lined with a few bottles. They collect dust. Thanks, my friend.

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  5. Good stuff honey! I'm new at being a Beek, I have three hives here now.

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    1. Then you should hang around PP's blog, on occasion...otherwise, stay here. Really, he knows his bees. Most of my mother's family were bee keepers. My grandfather kept a huge colony, upwards of thirty hives full time well into his late nineties. He taught me never fear the girls, if you act calm towards them, according to him, they'll lightly kiss your cheeks with their wingtips much like a blessing of angels. Thanks, my friend.

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  6. Huh. Did not know that tupelo honey didn't crystallize - will have to watch for it. And if you have a cough - hot water, Jamison's, honey. Soothes the throat and you don't care anymore anyway.

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    1. The honey is special, hard to find and very darn expensive but well worth the effort. Thanks, my friend.

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  7. Man across the road from me has a couple of barrels of tupelo honey over 25 years old now. Still as pure and smooth as the day collected. We get samples every now and then. I belong to the Tupelo Honey Association which that and $2.00 may get one a cup of coffee but I do enjoy the meetings when I get to attend. Maybe one day I can actually put a few hives along the Apalachicola river for those few magic weeks and have my own Tupelo! Enjoy yours Stephen!

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    1. Sweet Lady, I've been known to drive three hours to find a jar or two of Tupelo Honey. That is neat as all get out...twenty five year old honey. Wish I had a taste...thanks, my dear friend.

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    1. Neither can I, dear lady...thank you.

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  9. Did you ever see the movie Ulee's Gold, Stephen? It's set in north Florida, and is the story of a beekeeper, played by Peter Fonda, who produces tupelo honey. Fonda received an Oscar nomination for the role, losing to his friend Jack Nicholson.

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    1. Yes I have, Bob, and wish I had a copy. I remember it well, very artsy, which I liked too. Remember Patricia? I had a huge crush on her....heck, still do.Thanks, my friend.

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  10. Are you sure there's not a shot of whiskey in that drink.

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    1. Yep..., and don't forget the donuts...make 'em hot.

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    1. Get on down here and we'll make biscuits.....

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  12. Stephen,

    I've got biscuits already made, put some tea water on and we all will be there.

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  13. Here I sit, tapping my foot.....hurry.

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