Chateau Rouge was founded on a journey of gastronomic discovery, finding and getting to know about the very best and some of the more unusual organic ingredients from around the world. One of their recent finds closer to home is the new English Meadows Honey – a pure, raw, unpasteurised honey made by artisan beekeepers in the Cheshire countryside.
Honey is good for you – it has so many uses and health benefits. Seán Farrell, Founder of Chateau Rouge, shares the top honey tips he’s gathered in his research to launch this delicious new product.
Seán Farrell – Founder, Chateau Rouge Fine Foods London
Particularly soothing with a mug of hot black or green tea. Or, combine some good honey with hot water, ginger and lemon – perhaps even with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a spoon of the additional anti-inflammatory ingredient, turmeric. A drop or two of honey when you have the sniffles is just the thing, and provides a comforting and tasty drink, too.
Did you know that a spoonful of honey can also help get rid of the lurgy? Honey has antibacterial and antiviral properties, and can even help soothe hay fever symptoms, thanks to the bees that made it! Swallow a teaspoon of good quality honey twice a day when you have a sore throat for instant relief, or mix with a hot drink a few times a day.
Apply honey to cuts, grazes, pimples, spots, scars, dry patches or any other skin irritation to instantly soothe and help heal the skin. It’s also helpful when applied topically to mouth ulcers, sore gums and sore, scratchy throats. Honey was used in traditional medicine to treat wounds and burns, and is soothing and smoothing for dry skin, too. Smear on chapped lips, elbow or other dry patches of skin.
Smooth some honey onto hair and leave wrapped in an old towel or shower cap for around 30 minutes as a treatment for dry hair. You can also mix with olive oil for a hair rinse to add shine and smooth the hair follicles. Honey can also be massaged into the scalp for any dry or irritated skin.
You can make your own anti-ageing beauty treatments with honey. Mix honey with sweet almond, coconut or olive oil as a homemade face cream. Or mix with mashed up banana and oats to make an all-natural face scrub and face mask.
Using honey instead of sugar or your usual sweetener is a more natural way to indulge in sweet treats. Here are our favourite honey-inspired cake recipes:
An old favourite has to be hot toast with gooey honey on top. Comforting, warming, and downright delicious!
English Meadows Honey is available online at www.chateaurouge.uk in 250g jars. A lively, multi-floral English honey from the varied wildflower meadows, gardens and farmlands of the Cheshire countryside in Northern England, the honey is produced in small batches by expert beekeepers on a Cheshire farm.
Coarse filtered, never pasteurised and captured straight from the hive provides the most delicious, freshest and nutritious natural raw honey - as nature intended! Each batch has its own unique flavour profiles: delicate, smooth, and with hints of dandelion, lime and blackberry.
Chateau Rouge started with a passion for exquisite tasting luxury organic food and drink products. I wanted to create a brand and range of products that reflect my love for travel and high-quality authentic foods, combined with my other passion, great design!
We want to create products that not only taste fantastic, but are beautifully packaged, sustainable, fair trade and fully traceable, honest, wholesome food products; each with a unique history of where it comes from, what makes it special, and guidance on how to enjoy it. Details are important to us! The team are involved in the whole process, working very closely with all our suppliers and hands-on in the development of all our products – we have a driving passion to make things better every single day. We hope you enjoy this journey of exploration and discovery with us. Please contact us for more information
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