Honey Recipes

Ghost Pepper Honey Mojito

More than ever, this 2020 summer feels like a time of slowing down and enjoying what is around us.  Whether it's children splashing in water, crickets chirping, or the smell of the grill, simple pleasures of sharing time together seem all the more meaningful.  Darien Leigh of @pantry.hill captures this feeling of gathering with Adirondack refinement at her family's retreat up north, where they all enjoyed Ghost Pepper Honey Mojitos.  We hope you enjoy them, too, in good company.

Ghost Pepper Mojito

Yields: 1 cocktail

2 tablespoons Ghost Pepper Honey simple syrup* 
1.5 oz rum
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 fresh lime cut into wedges
1/2 cup club soda
Ice cubes 
2 glasses (one for muddling and one for serving)
Muddler

Fine mesh strainer

Ghost Pepper Mojito

*Ghost Pepper Honey Simple Syrup:
2 parts honey
1 part hot water

Stir together until honey is dissolved.

Directions: 
Place mint leaves, limes and simple syrup into a sturdy glass. Muddle to crush the mint leaves and limes and extract the juice/flavors. Add rum. Fill separate cocktail glass with ice. Place fine mesh strainer over the top of the cocktail glass and strain the muddled rum mixture over the ice. Add club soda. Stir and garnish with lime wedge and extra mint leaves

Strawberry Shortcake with Local Honey

Strawberry Shortcake with Local Honey

Fresh fruit over buttery biscuits doesn't sound like it could get any better, but when Darien Rozell of @darienleigh added our Local Wildflower honey to the macerated berry topping- it became a celebration of summer!  Darien incorporated some of our Local Raw Honey Comb, which only comes once every summer, as a gorgeous garnish of sweetness and texture.  Check out this simple recipe as we hold on to the last month of summer and, by all means, serve it with our white Strawberry Fields tea, and maybe even make an afternoon of it, like Darien did!

Strawberry Shortcake with Local Honey

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients:
2 1/4 c Bisquick
4 T butter, melted
2/3 c milk
1 lb. fresh, ripe strawberries, washed & diced
1/4 c Saratoga Wildflower Honey + extra for drizzling
Vanilla ice cream 
Raw Honey Comb for garnish

 

Berries:

Wash and dice strawberries. Gently mix with 1/4 cup of

Saratoga Wildflower Honey. Cover and let sit for 20-30 minutes until juices begin to run.

Biscuits:

Preheat oven to 450°F. Stir Bisquick, milk and melted butter until a soft dough forms. Drop dough by large spoonfuls onto cookie sheet or baking stone. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

To serve:
Spoon berry mixture over warm biscuits. Add a scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with extra Saratoga Wildflower Honey or a chunk of  Raw Honey Comb. Enjoy! (Can also be made with raspberries and blackberries!)

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