Saturday, August 1, 2009

July Honey Order

Did you order honey this month? If you did, its time to get excited! The honey will be delivered during the month of August. During the next couple of weeks while we wait, help yourself to some recipes for using your new honey storage!

Honey Roasted Nuts

  • 3 cups nuts

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 2 Tbsp butter or margarine

  • 1/2 tsp grated orange peel

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Combine all ingredients; mix well. Microwave at HIGH in 600-700 watt microwave oven 4-7 minutes or until nuts are toasted, stirring halfway through cooking time. Spread nuts on foil to cool.

Gingered Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 1 Tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp crystallized ginger, minced


Blend ingredients together and chill. Serve over sliced fresh fruits such as pineapple, peaches, nectarines or strawberries.


  • 3 cups yellow cornmeal

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 Tbsp baking powder

  • 1/2 cup melted butter or safflower oil

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups buttermilk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients; mix well. In a small bowl, stir together wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour into a 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until tests done in center with a toothpick.

Hair Conditioner

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup olive oil (use 2 Tbsp for normal hair)


Mix honey and olive oil. Work a small amount at a time through hair until coated. Cover hair with shower cap; leave on 30 minutes. Remove shower cap; shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.

Apple Gem Jelly

  • 1 cup apple juice

  • 1 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 2 red apple, grated with peel on

  • 3 oz. liquid pectin


In a 5-quasrt saucepan, combine apple juice, honey, lemon juice and grated apples. Bring to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in liquid pectin. Skim off foam. Ladle into hot sterilized jars. Seal. Makes three 1/2 pint jars.

These and more recipes can be found on the National Honey Board website.