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Ghost Pepper Honey Salmon with Yogurt Sauce

 

Ghost Pepper Honey Salmon 

We love this easy to make sweet & spicy salmon made with Ghost Pepper Honey for warm summer nights.

Ingredients:

2 quarter-pound pieces of salmon

1 lemon

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp Ghost Pepper Honey

Salt and pepper

1 8oz container of plain Greek yogurt 

1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped

Steps:

  1. First, make the Greek yogurt sauce by mixing together yogurt, juice from ½ of the lemon, parsley, salt and pepper. Set aside while making the salmon.
  2. Turn the oven on to high broil.
  3. Line a baking dish with parchment paper and set the pieces of salmon in the dish.
  4. Sprinkle the salmon with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
  5. Juice the lemon half and pour over the salmon.
  6. Drizzle both the olive oil and honey on top of the salmon.
  7. Place in the oven on a middle or upper rack (the higher the rack, the crispier the edges of the salmon!) and broil for about 15 minutes. Halfway through cooking, use a brush to coat the salmon with the extra olive oil that collects in the baking dish.
  8. Once done, serve the salmon immediately with a dollop of Greek yogurt sauce on top!

Recipe courtesy of @thesecretgf

Blueberry Power Oatmeal with Wildflower Honey

Blueberry Oatmeal with Wildflower Honey

 

We love to hear about the creative ways our customers incorporate the natural raw sweetener honey into their daily lives.  Here is a delicious recipe from @collegefitlifestyle that adds maca energy and healthy Omega-3's to a traditional oatmeal breakfast.  Begin your summer mornings with power and natural energy!

Ingredients:

- 3/4 cup of oatmeal - 1 cup of homemade almond milk 
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of flax seeds
- 1 teaspoon of maca powder
- splash of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of Saratoga Wildflower Honey
- 1/4 cup of blueberries
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Directions:

• Boil almond milk in a pot over the stove
• Add in oatmeal mixed with seeds & powder 
• Once the consistency of the oatmeal thickens, stir in the honey, add the splash of vanilla, and fold in the blueberries 
•Let cook, serve in a bowl, and enjoy!
Thank you to our contributing recipe developer @collegefitlifestyle

Matcha Energy Balls

Matcha Energy Balls

 

We love having simple and healthy snacks around that I can take on the go! These matcha energy balls are perfect for that because they’re so easy to make, very portable, healthy and delicious. The dates and nuts are an energizing, filling combo that packs even more punch when combined with the matcha.

Ingredients:

8 medjool dates

¼ c raw cashews

1 t matcha powder

1 t coconut oil

Optional: shredded coconut for coating the outside

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients (except coconut) into a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until the mixture comes together into a really thick, dough-like consistency.
  2. Using your hands, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls.
  3. If you want to roll the balls in coconut (highly recommended!), spread some coconut on a plate and roll the balls around, pressing the coconut in so it sticks.
  4. Refrigerate for about an hour before eating and store leftovers in the fridge. You can also eat them right away, but in my opinion, they are best when cold.
Get more great recipes by visiting The Secret GF here: https://thesecretgf.com/matcha-energy-balls-gf-vegan/

Earl Grey Lavender Scones

Specially developed to celebrate Mother's Day, we created this elegant scone recipe using our lavender infused honey and Fairtrade Earl Grey tea.  Pair this scone with our classic Fairtrade Earl Grey or a beautiful black tea such as Jin Die or English Breakfast Assam.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8

Ingredients

Scones: 

Glaze:

Directions

To Make the Scones: 

  1. The night before, mix Fair Trade Earl Grey and milk in a glass jar.
  2. Let the mixture steep overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. The next day strain the tea from the milk.
  4. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  5. Make buttermilk by adding the 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to milk, let it set while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together tea, flour, baking soda and salt. Toss the butter with the flour until it’s evenly coated. Work gently the butter throughout the flour, pressing the butter into the flour using your fingers until you get the texture of course wet sand. 
  7. In a measuring cup, whisk the lavender honey into 1 cup of the buttermilk.
  8. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and add in the buttermilk mixture. Fold with a spatula or turn the dry ingredients using a pastry scraper until the dough just forms. Be careful to not over work.  Sprinkle with flour and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes. 
  9. Roll the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface and form it into a circle that is 1" thick by folding.
  10. Cut down the middle and then across, creating 4 big scones. Then cut those 4 big scones in half, leaving you with 8 scones. Transfer to a prepared sheet pan.
  11. Brush the scones with the remaining 1 tablespoon of buttermilk and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the scones have risen and the tops are medium golden brown.
  12. Allow to cool on a rack.

 To Make the Glaze:

  1. In a measuring cup, measure out 1/3 cup boiling water. Add the tea and allow to steep for about 3 to 4 minutes. Strain and save the leaves for a re-steep to enjoy with your scones! 
  2. Whisk together 1 tablespoon lavender honey and 2 tablespoons of earl grey tea, then add and whisk powdered sugar a few tablespoons at a time until smooth and barely pourable. Drizzle the glaze over the scones and enjoy!

Meant to 🐝 ~ Wedding Favor Gift Guide

 

More than just a present, your wedding favors are a reminder of your big day and commitment to your friends and family! We've put together our favorite wedding favor ideas from the shop! Every bride and order are unique, therefore we require you to contact us for more information on pricing + quantities. Contact us here: Info@SaratogaTeaAndHoney.com.

1. 1 oz Brown Paper Tea
Learn more about our tea selection here:
 
2. Bee Hive Bee's Wax Candle
 
3. 3oz Mini Honey Jars
Learn more about our honey selection here:
 
4. Local Honey Candy 
5. Gift Baskets 
Learn more about our gift sets here:

 

Tea Enthusiast Gift Guide

Tea Enthusiast Gift Guide:

Whether you know someone who is new to tea or an everyday tea devotee, the gift of teas or brewing equipment is sure to perk up an everyday routine. Here are our top 10 gifts for the Tea Enthusiast in your life! 

1. Yixing Teapot $100+ 

2. Japanese Wrapped Tea Tins $12

3. Iced Matcha Tea Set- $55

4. Dong Ding  $16

5. Matcha Wako - $35

6. Field of Dreams  $12

7. Clay Concepts Tea Bowl $35

8. Dew Tea Sets- $45

9. Bamboo Wrapped Flask $27

10. Lucidity Brew-In Cup $22

10 Gifts $20 & Under

 

10 Gifts $20 & Under:

Whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffers or need that perfect little present for a co-worker or friend, these affordable gift ideas are brilliant for someone who loves tea & honey!

1.  Matcha Chasen $20

2.  Folding Handle Tea Infuser w/ Case $15

3.  Glass Infuser Flask  $20

4.  Honey Candy $9.50

5.  Beeswax Candle $5

6.  Saratoga Red Chai $14

7.  Moonspoon Honey Dipper $11

8.  Honey Bee Rich Body Care - Soap $9

9.  V Smiley Preserves $7

10.  Tea & Honey Gift Certificate $20

Warm Chai Apple Cider

Chai Cider

Tis' the season for a warming cup of spice!  This drink is a wonderful way to greet friends or a great companion to a cozy evening.   

Ingredients:

1 half gallon of local apple cider

Optional:  Pumpkin Spice Honey, Mulling Spices (roughly 2 T) or Bourbon to taste!

To Brew: 

1. Pour the entire half gallon of apple cider into a large pot, and turn the heat to medium/high.
2. Bring to a low boil, add the chai, stir well, and reduce the heat.
3. Cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Remove the pot from heat.
5. Using a heat friendly measuring cup, pour (and strain with a small strainer, cheesecloth, or coffee filter) into desired cup/mug.  
6. Enjoy!