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Refrigerator Oatmeal in Weck Jars

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Refrigerator Oatmeal in Weck Jars

It's back to school this week in Southern Germany. I want to get everyone out of the house on time and the kids want a yummy breakfast. Enter refrigerator oatmeal. Just mix the ingredients of your choice in a pretty recycled Weck jar, leave them in the refrigerator overnight and grab a spoon the next morning. If you're really in a hurry, you can even make it a grab-and-go breakfast. Packed with nutrition, high in protein, calcium and fiber; low in fat and sugar; Get your day off to a healthy and stress-free start! To start, mix the following ingredients...

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The Ancient Art of Wax Sealing

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The Ancient Art of Wax Sealing

The idea of ​​sealing one's words of love with a wax seal so as to ensure that only the recipient knows of your passion is oh so very romantic, don't you think? Wax seals date back to the Middle Ages and were originally made using 2/3 beeswax and 1/3 resin. The wax was pressed using a handheld seal or a signet ring. Such a ring was possessed only by aristocracy and church leaders. The pope used a signet ring called the "Ring of the Fisherman" to seal papal papers and personal correspondence up until 1842. Even now, a new Fisherman...

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The Best Ginger Tea Ever

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The Best Ginger Tea Ever

I'm not a coffee drinker but I do love my tea, especially when it's homemade. The mint is just starting to poke it's head out in my garden. It's not quite ready for picking yet, but when it is, I love to make this ginger tea with mint, lemon and honey. And it's oh so good for you! Why? Ginger - Ginger root has a very high level of antioxidants and contains chemicals that may reduce nausea and inflammation. Mint - Peppermint oil seems to reduce spasms in the digestive tract, thus helping to alleviate digestion. Lemon - Lemon contains...

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Behind the Scenes at apidae candles in Landfrau Magazine

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Behind the Scenes at apidae candles in Landfrau Magazine

If you haven't discovered this beautiful magazine yet, there's still time to pick up a copy of the March/April/May issue out now. Once you have it, skip directly to page 92. And now please allow me to blow my own horn a bit here as I am so happy to share this lovely article about apidae candles with you. You can read it here (it's a German magazine so the article is only in German but the pictures are beautiful as well). I invite you to make yourself a cup of tea, curl up in your favorite chair and read...

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Honey on Tap

Save the Bees

Honey on Tap

My oldest son has been begging me for bees for a while now. How could I, a beeswax candle maker, deny such a sweet (literally) request? Well, the thought of bees swarming into my neighbors yards has been a slight deterrent. Today may change all of that. After reading about the Flow ™ beehive, the notion of going out to my backyard with a stack of pancakes and simply turning the tap on my beehive to watch the fresh honey flow onto my plate, is really too good to resist much longer. Yes, that's right, honey on tap, straight from...

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