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Mānuka Honey

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Mānuka Honey

We've all read that honey is good for us. Here's a refresher on why... 1. Honey contains anti-oxidants which could help prevent some cancers and heart disease. 2. “All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. 3. Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. More modern studies have shown that honey does help athletes recover quicker than other sugars. 4. The best part of having a cold is that teaspoon of honey to...

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Go outside and enjoy Autumn!

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The Burt's Bee Guy

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"A good day is when no one shows up and you don't have to go anywhere." - says Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees. You know his picture, the guy with the long beard on the top of the beeswax lip balm tins. Well, he's real. And quite a character. Back when he was just Burt (now 79), he was a celebrated news photographer. Then life took an unexpected turn when he quit his job and moved to the backwoods of Maine. During this time, he discovered his passion for beekeeping and met an ingenious hitchhiker named Roxanne Quimby...

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Hexagonal Trellis

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Hexagonal Trellis

I love to pour through garden magazines, always looking for new inspiration for my yard. You'll understand why I must share my latest find with you, a honeycomb trellis.      What a great idea to bring this shape found in nature into the yard. Create your own design by selecting and combining different available structures. Not only your plant ascends the wall, but the honeycomb trellis also appears to be climbing upwards. Even in Winter when the plants have lost their leaves and color, you'll enjoy looking at this as a piece of artwork.     Comb-ination by designer Arik Levy....

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Honigschlecker

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Honigschlecker

If you haven't visited the Birnau church set on the hill above Lake Konstanz, you must put it on your list of things to see. The Birnau, a baroque church built between 1746 and 1749, sits above a vineyard overlooking the Bodensee. I live just on the other side of the lake from this landmark. My parents-in-law even married here. Over the years, I have visited the Birnau several times, often with visitors from the USA. Each and every one of them is always taken aback by the absolute beauty, the pastel colors and the detail upon entering the church....

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