September is also honey month!
Honey has a long medicinal history. The ancient Egyptians not only made offerings of honey to their Gods, they also used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing on wounds.
Many people today swarm to honey for it’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. Not only does it fight bacteria, but it’s also said that it can be helpful in the prevention of cancer and heart disease as well as reducing ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders. Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when taken in the right dosage of medicine, it doesn’t harm even diabetic patients.
Cinnamon is a great sidekick to honey. Science shows that mixing cinnamon and honey together can help fight (get ready…) heart disease, arthritis, bladder infections, high cholesterol, colds, upset stomach, gas, immune system problems, pimples, skin infection, weight gain, cancer, fatigue, bad breath, and hearing loss.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your daily dose of tea, add some honey and cinnamon!
Baked Egg in a Ham Shell
handful of plum tomatoes, halved
1 clove garlic
2 slices of ham
1 tbsp. jack cheese
splash of milk
Preheat oven to 375º.
Grease a small ramekin or one slot in a muffin tin. Place two pieces of ham inside the ramekin, make sure they overlap to create a sort of crust. Set aside.
In a small pan on medium heat, heat a small amount of oil until shimmering. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add tomatoes to pan, salt, and cook for a few minutes.
Spoon tomato mixture into the ham shell. Add a splash of milk and cheese. Crack an egg on top of the mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place ramekin, or muffin tin, on baking sheet and place into the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes or until egg white has set.
Dig in and enjoy left overs for a quick easy breakfast in the morning!