Saturday, October 4, 2008

Locavore's PLUM COMPOTE DELIGHT



RECIPE
PLUM COMPOTE
I made a delicious plum compote out of a quart of pitted purple plums and a half a cup of local, raw, unfiltered honey, cooked on medium high heat until the plums were soft and bubbling. Serve cold with yogurt for breakfast, or hot alone or with ice cream.

ABOUT THE FOOD
Don Sausser Apiaries is one of the oldest and best known of New York honey brands originating on Long Island over twenty years ago, according to their website. Their honey is amazing and can be found all over the tri-state area.
Don Sausser Apiarie
Southampton, NY
and Purchase, NY

HEALTH NOTES
Bees perform the vital service of pollinating fruits, vegetables and other types of food-producing plants in the course of their business of honey production. Honey, especially raw unprocessed honey, is a healthy alternative to sugar and other sweeteners. Not only is it antioxidant rich, but it's also proven to lower cholesterol, blood sugar and inflammation -- "a spoonful a day keeps free radicals away". Recent studies by Penn State College of Medicine, showed that honey was more effective than cough syrup in treating upper respiratory coughs

(NOTE: Recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for a total avoidance of honey by children one year and younger is important to observe as unnecessary risk of infantile botulism that might result from the presence of Clostridium botulinum bacteria in the honey.

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