Monthly Archives: September 2016

Rosh Hashanah Apple-Honey Cake

Recipe Inspired by Tori Avey Cake Ingredients 3 large eggs 3/4 cups Winter Park Honey (Clover, Florida Holly and Wild Florida Honey all work well in this recipe.) 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 1/4 cup canola oil 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 cups all purpose baking flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon […]

Honey-Baked Chicken with Tangy Apple

Chicken Recipe

Recipe Inspired by Tori Avey A drizzle of honey creates a nice browned skin on this baked chicken. It makes a lovely autumn meal accompanied by challah, a green vegetable and/or a salad. Tip: The tart apples, cooked with shallots and mustard, can also be served with other proteins, such as salmon, turkey, or duck. Ingredients: […]

I Love the Taste of Honey but is it Kosher?

Honey and Apples

This is a question we are often asked as the answer is YES, pure raw honey is kosher. In fact, a very special relationship exists between honey and Jewish culinary traditions. According to the Torah, (the Jewish law of God as revealed to Moses and recorded in the first five books of the Old Testament), […]

Sweet Meadowfoam Honey: Is It Made From Marshmallows?

Meadofoam honey

Meadowfoam is a plant native to the Pacific Northwest. It received its name because of its resemblance while in bloom to the white foam blowing on the ocean. The oil, pressed from the seeds, is very stable, and has the ability to extend the shelf life of less stable ingredients. The seeds are a source of nutrients […]

Curried Ginger-Honey Sweet Potato Soup

Ginger Honey

  Ingredients  1 tablespoon – olive oil 1 – onion, diced 4 medium-sized cloves – garlic, peeled 6 cups (48 oz.) – chicken or vegetable stock 1 lb. – sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 medium – russet potato, peeled and cut into chunks 2 teaspoons – salt 6 tablespoons – Winter Park […]

Do Honey Harvesting Practices Need to Change?

jean the beekeeper

Some believe it’s time to return to the old ways for harvesting honey for the sake of the bees. Many blame viruses, mites, bacteria and beetles for the decline of the bees, but these are only symptoms of what ails them. Exploitative and mechanistic bee keeping methods could be the real culprits. What if the bee’s very […]

Sage Honey Roasted Acorn Squash

sage honey

This delicious Fall recipe was inspired by Chef David Guas, owner of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington, VA Ingredients   2 – acorn squashes 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon – water ¼ cup – Winter Park Sage Honey ½ teaspoon – kosher salt For Honey Butter: ½ cup – unsalted butter ½ […]

Warm Potato Salad with Mesquite Honey Dressing

Mesquite Honey

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup – cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons – vegetable oil 1/4 cup – Winter Park Mesquite Honey 1 Tablespoon – Dijon mustard 1/8 teaspoon – bottled hot pepper sauce 1-1/2 lb. – small new potatoes, cut in bite-sized pieces 5 slices – bacon, crisp cooked, crumbled 2 Tablespoons – chopped parsley 2 Tablespoons […]

Organic or Not? 

usda organic logo

  Currently, the United States does not have a standard for defining organic honey. Without a definition, no honey produced in the USA can be certified organic by the United States government. If a honey contains a label with an organic certification, the agency that issued the certification can be contacted and the consumer can […]

Honey-Ginger Pork Stir-Fry

Ginger Honey

    Stir-fried pork in sticky, sweet honey-ginger sauce is a quick and easy meal that’s made for busy weeknights. YIELD: MAKES 4 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES TOTAL TIME: 15 MINUTES Ingredients: 1/4 cup – Winter Park Ginger Honey 2 tablespoons – soy sauce (You can also use Coconut Aminos […]