Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hey honey.... bee still my heart.

Hey honey....
look what came
in the post this week!

Some lucious local 
gooey golden goodness
 from sweet Anne Marie's
 well-trained bees
We are so excited to try it
and personally, I am looking forward
to the local honey allergy fighting
qualities everyone is talking about!

Read about those here.

So what do you make with honey?
Do you put it in your hot tea,
or in yogurt or on granola?
Maybe as a topping for your bisquit or toast?
Hmmmm. What to do......?

I think I found the perfect recipe for a hot summer day with a fresh batch of honey.

Greek Spiced Orange and Honey Sorbet*
3 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup clover honey
2 tablespoons finely grated orange peel
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 whole star anise or cardamom pods
2 whole cloves
1 small bay leaf, preferably fresh
2 cups chilled fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Combine first 8 ingredients in heavy large saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil until syrup is thick and mixture is reduced to 2 cups, about 12 minutes. Discard bay leaf; cool syrup.

Strain syrup into medium bowl. Add orange juice and lemon juice. Transfer to ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer sorbet to container, cover, and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

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* This recipe got such amazing
reviews. I cannot wait to make it!
Will keep you posted on the results.

What are you waiting for?
Go see Anne-Marie
and get some
ok Honey?


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Funnily enough, I come across that blog only yesterday and wished I lived close enough to easily be able to order that honey! In the meantime, I shall ogle from here. ;-)


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I make Honey Butter with honey and real butter. Yum!

The sorbet looks wonderful!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...good! Fabulous photos too.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

That sorbet looks delish and perfect for the remainder of the hot summer days!

I use honey in my greek yogurt and on peanut butter. I'm not a big fan of peanut butter unless it's mixed with chocolate, yet I find it a lot more tolerable with a little honey drizzled over it.

Richard Cottrell said...

I make sweet tea with honey. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Deserae said...

We don't eat a lot of honey but boy that sorbet looks GOOD! Might have to try some :o)

Designs By Pinky said...

I don't ever use honey BUT that sorbet sure looks and sounds GOOD!!! XO, Pinky

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison that sorbet sounds delish!!Perfect desert for a hot summer day! Martina

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

My kids are peanut butter & honey fiends, and sometimes just honey bread fiends. I like my honey in hot water with a squeeze of lemon ( a big squeeze) and a few slices of fresh ginger. I live on it in the Winter!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Nothing better than biscuits and honey...but the sorbet looks seriously good!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I saw someone else talking about this honey. I love peanut butter and honey sandwiches. yum