Healthy buzz over honeyHealthy eating just got a little...

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August 11, 1999|By Suzanne Loudermilk

Healthy buzz over honey

Healthy eating just got a little sweeter. Honey -- the thick, sweet liquid made by bees from flower nectar -- joins a growing list of foods with disease-fighting compounds. By combining honey with other "power foods" such as oranges, straw-berries, broccoli and carrots, you get an extra nutritional wallop, according to the National Honey Board. Try Honey Tea Cooler: In a food processor, combine 1 pint fresh strawberries, stemmed, and 1/4 cup honey; process until smooth. Add 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate; process until blended. Stir into 2 cups cooled green tea. Serves 4.

Corn in the coals

To roast corn in the coals of your barbecue grill, shuck the corn and wrap the ears in heavy-duty aluminum foil. Arrange them on top of the coals and cook for 10 minutes, turning a few times. -- 1999 Old Farmer's Almanac Family Favorites

Raisin recipes

There are new reasons to love raisins. A free brochure offers quick and easy recipes to perk up meals with the dried fruit. Write to: Appetite for Fun!, California Raisin Marketing Board, 3445 N. First St., Suite 101, Fresno, Calif. 93726-5195.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

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