No, I don't mean you, smartass. I mean honey from bees. I will assume that like me, many of you have had a bottle of honey sitting around in the cupboard until it got all grainy, looked like shit, and you threw it out. Fact is, that maybe more than anything else, honey is a food that never goes bad. Here's how you can restore it:
According to Goodlifeeats:
"Decrystalize Honey By Soaking in Water
My favorite way to decrystallize honey is to boil water in my tea kettle, then place the jar or container of honey in a large bowl or pot and pour the hot water around it. Let it soak for several minutes until the honey has softened and liquified itself again.
How long it needs to soak will depend on how crystallized it is, how cold it has been stored at, and the quantity of honey. Naturally, a larger container will take longer than a small amount.
If needed, replenish with additional hot water if it is taking a long time.
2. Decrystalize Honey in the Microwave
Another way to decrystallize honey is to place the honey in a microwave-safe container, with the lid removed. Then, microwave the honey over medium power for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between microwaving sessions. Continue until it has been decrystallized. Be careful not to scorch or boil the honey.
What I don’t prefer about this method, is that you can’t really do this with crystalized honey that comes in a plastic bottle. The microwave can warp the plastic. I tried this before and my bottle definitely came out shrunken and misshapen, so you really need to remove the honey and put it in a glass or ceramic container. But, that can be kind of difficult when the honey is stuck in its solid state. Unless the container has a wide enough mouth to scoop the honey out and transfer it to another bowl or jar that is microwave safe!"
For other foods that last forever, or close to it, see link. Luckily, everything in you liquor cabinet fits the bill :)
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