Honey has become a healthy food to include in your menu regularly. You can get it either clear or cloudy.

Manuka honey has become famous for its rich earthy taste and antibacterial properties and is known for its ‘superfood’ status.

It is powerful for boosting the immune system and improving your digestion.

To be able to reap all the benefits of this food try eating one or two teaspoons a day either straight off the spoon or drizzled over your food or added to sweeten your drink.

According to ‘HealthlineManuka honey is used as a natural ointment for wounds of all kinds. It has been hailed as a go-to germ fighter in an age of resistance to conventional antibiotics. Proponents also claim that Manuka honey can treat other conditions, including acne and sinus issues.

There is a great book entitled ‘A Complete Guide on the Healing Power of Honey‘ by Cleta Arun MD – A Simple Basic Guide Book About the Extraction of Honey and the Natural Health Benefits it Produce with Some Healthy Medicinal Recipe Collection – Of аll thе natural home remedies уоur раrеntѕ or grandparents made you try аѕ kіd—whеthеr it wаѕ аlое vera оr оаtmеаl or ginger—our guess is thаt hоnеу wаѕ уоur favorite. Well, іt turnѕ оut thаt іt’ѕ аlѕо a fаvоrіtе of doctors duе tо its nоurіѕhіng аnd hеаlіng рrореrtіеѕ. But whаt аrе thе bеnеfіtѕ оf hоnеу? First, a lіttlе history: the еаrlіеѕt rесоrd оf bееkееріng dates tо 2,400 B.C. nеаr Cairo, ассоrdіng to thе British Hоnеу Imроrtеrѕ аnd Packers Association. Anсіеnt Egурtіаnѕ uѕеd honey аѕ a ѕwееtеnеr, a hеаlіng medicine, аnd еmbаlmіng fluid, аnd оnсе Chrіѕtіаnіtу wаѕ еѕtаblіѕhеd, hоnеу аnd bееѕwаx became widely uѕеd fоr саndlе mаkіng.

Honey – A Book of Recipes is another one for your library by Helen Sudell. This is a Book of Recipes. It features 30 deliciously sweet and fragrant honey recipes. It is a concise introduction provides a guide to the different types of honey, its culinary uses and health-giving properties. It includes delectable dishes from sweet bakes such as Honey Spiced Cake and Almond and Honey Cookies, and irresistible desserts such as Lavender and Honey Ice Cream and Figs Baked in Honey, to rich main meals like Honey-coated Duck, Honeyed Salmon Fillets and Chilli and Honey-cured Beef. It features tasty appetizers and snacks, filling side dishes, fish and meat meals, plus exciting cakes and breads.

Each recipe has a full nutritional breakdown to help with dietary planning. Honey is appreciated all over the world for its ambrosial sweetness, energy-giving buzz and the comfort it provides when added to a wide range of traditional dishes. It comes in many guises: clear, set, creamed, cut comb and whole honeycomb, but the taste is always fabulous.

This charming book celebrates the sweetness of honey in all its forms. In the first chapter, Snacks and Side Dishes, honey adds its distinctive taste to chutneys, glazes and dressings. Next are Main Dishes, with all kinds of honeyed meat and fish recipes. In Breads, Cakes and Bakes, there is a delicious selection of cookies and sticky pastries. Cold Desserts includes cheesecakes, ice cream and pashka, while Hot Desserts offers rice puddings and baked fruits. With beautiful photographs and a wealth of information, tips and hints about honey this recipe collection will add true sweetness to your cooking.

Source: Healthline Amazon Amazon



With so many Easter eggs to chose from its a bit of a mindfield to decide which one your daughter/son or relation will enjoy the most. Then you want to decide which one is best for the planet in a more recylable package as most come in large packaging.

If you choose eggs that come in easy-to-recycle cardboard boxes without plastic in them then these will be great for recycling.

Look for fair-trade eggs like Tony’s Chocolonely Easter Eggs Assortment, which are foil wrapped in an egg box.

Joe & Sephs has partnered with Divine Chocolate to create the very first Fairtrade popcorn Easter egg.

This first of its kind chocolate egg combines a seriously smooth thick Divine milk chocolate shell embedded with our delicious Salted Caramel popcorn – it’s an irresistible combination of soft and crunchy, and sweet and salty with the contrast of milk chocolate and popcorn.

Each pack comes with two 18g packets of our Fairtrade Salted Caramel popcorn too – just in case you need more to munch on!

Meaningful Chocolate Company, it is completely plastic and palm oil free, coming from a sustainable business that gives a large percentage of their profits to charity. It also comes with a 24-page story and activity book about Jesus to “celebrate the real meaning of Easter.

Hotel Chocolat dozen eggs use natural ingredients only to provide the rich array of flavours you’ll find in this sumptuous set of quail eggs. From smooth Madagascan vanilla and freeze-dried real raspberries to lightly-toasted macadamia nuts and sea salt caramel, we make the most of nature’s gifts to bring you eggs worth cracking open. The sustainable egg box is made from bagasse, a sugarcane by-product which is compostable, biodegradable and a great alternative to plastic.

Finally, Love Cocoa sell Gooey Salted Caramel Good Eggs which are coated in single-origin milk chocolate and encased in a crunchy sugar shell. These are sure to be a new favourite!

  • Free from palm oil 
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Slavery-free
  • Made from single-origin chocolate
  • Comes in plastic-free packaging, beautifully designed by us in London.

A great tip on how to find out if the egg you have chosen is in recylable paper is…

Recyle Now sugget a scrunch test to see if your foil wrapper is recyclable. It if scrunches and does not spring it is safe to be recycled. If it springs back, the foil has a plastic lining and cannot be recycled.

Source: Recycle Now Jo & Sephs Hotel Chocolat Love Cocoa