A Sweet Foodie Friday
September 11, 2015
As the leaves begin to change, bees begin to harvest deep amber honey, the kind you can only savor during autumn. “It is very dark in color, full of antioxidants and very rich in flavor,” says Stephen Repasky, director of ‘Burgh Bees Apiary, an urban beekeeping organization established “to educate beekeepers and promote beekeeping as a vital part of sustainable agriculture in Pittsburgh and its suburbs.” – Pittsburgh Magazine.
Raw honey is one of the most powerful, natural anti-inflammatory remedies packed with vitamins and nutrients. Whether drizzled over dainty cakes, blended into your favorite smoothie or added to your breakfast, a spoonful of this sweet nectar can turn your meal into a masterpiece!
Our chefs use this flavor packed ingredient to create a variety of delectable dishes. From eco-conscious farm fresh favor options such as our infused honey jars, to creative appetizer displays, honey is a great, versatile ingredient that lends itself to a variety of dishes.
September is National Honey Month, which means life (and your dishes!) are about to get really sweet. Plus, honey produced in the fall is perfect for baking or basting, since it is packed with flavor. With so many interesting local fall honeys on the market, such as Red Bamboo, Locust or Clover, there are plenty of reasons to slather honey on buttered toast or incorporate it into one of these delicious recipes.
Acorn Squash and Honey Pies
An appealing alternative to pumpkin pie, these small pies are filled with acorn squash, a delicious yet underused vegetable. Cornmeal gives the crust texture and enhances the pies; slightly nutty flavor.
Herbed Cheese with Pears, Pine Nuts, and Honey
Cheese drizzled with honey is a traditional Mediterranean appetizer; when mixed with fruit and nuts, it makes a tantalizing dessert.
This flavorful honey may be kept for up to ten days in an airtight container at room temperature. It’s a delicious sweetener for tea, breads, or hot cereal.