Cooking With Local Honey

Going local is always a good idea – not only are you supporting people within your community, but you’re also enriching your diet with more natural, fresh foods that don’t have to be unnaturally kept fresh during packing and shipping.

Local honey has the added bonus of giving you local, seasonal pollens that can help you throughout the year. The bees work hard to collect pollen and to make honey from the nectar of local flowers. So, if you’re looking for a great way to enjoy this in the most delicious ways possible, here are a few tips.

When substituting sugar with honey use these tips:

  1. The Rule: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
  2. The Rule: For every 1 cup of honey you’re using, subtract 1/4 cup of other liquids from the recipe.
  3. The Rule: Add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda for every 1 cup honey used.
  4. The Rule: Reduce the temperature of the oven by 25°F.

Honey is a more digestible form of sugar and can help in regulating blood sugar. We have a lot of friends and customers that choose to use our honey to substitute sugar out of their diets.

I’ve curated a list of delicious honey recipes that will enhance your life and are totally worth checking out:

Honey can be a simple enjoyment too – here’s a handful of “Two Minute Tips”:

  • Slather it on a piece of peanut butter toast
  • Enjoy in your warm coffee or tea
  • Enjoy on a banana or apple slices
  • Add to a blended smoothie
  • Add to a cheese plate for some extra pizazz
  • Drip on top of yogurt or oatmeal
honey cheese plate
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