Turmeric and Bees.

Turmeric in abundance as I continue digging. It is so prolific with some plants producing 3 kilos or more.

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Earliest records of turmeric comes from Assyria in 600BC. In the middle Ages it was known in Europe as Indian Saffron and was mainly used as a dye. It is native to Southern Asia.

The rhizomes ( above) are carefully dug up and cleaned of the soil.  Then boiled for 3 hours over a very slow heat. After boiling they are cured in the sun for a few days.  Ground down then into a powder. I use it sparingly in my stir fries.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/may/11/turmeric-latte-golden-milk-cult-following-alternative-coffee

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/11/bee-colony-deaths-environmental-problems

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