Recipes from the BEES: Sweet and Spicy Venison Stir-fry

Sweet and Spicy Venison Stir-fry

  • 1lb Venison Sausage
  • 4-5 Sweet Peppers (red, yellow, orange)
  • 1/4 cup Onion
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Sriracha
  • Honey

With this recipe you really can add whatever you fancy! I had only a few things in the fridge and was trying to come up with dinner. You can either cook the venison sausage on the grill or cook it on a skillet with a little water so that it doesn’t get too smokey in your kitchen. ūüôā You can also substitute the venison for chicken, beef, pork or more veggies. While cooking your venison, go ahead and start your rice. Cook rice as package states. After you cook your venison¬†and rice, set aside. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the pan and saut√© your onions, garlic and peppers for a few minutes. Add meat and rice to pan and turn heat up to med-high heat and stir. It would be ideal to use a wok but if you don’t have one than a saut√© pan works just fine. I added honey and sriracha as I cooked, but it was about 2 tbsp of each. Taste and add more or less. Now enjoy this sweet and spicy dish!

Recipes from the BEES: Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

  • Quinoa
  • Red Onion
  • Cucumber
  • Red Pepper
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Honey Hutch Honey
  • Coconut Oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper

Wash Quinoa. Cook Quinoa in water or vegetable stock for 20 minutes. (I cooked it in water, but added coconut oil to the pot) Let cool. While Quinoa is cooling dice Red Onion, Cucumber,  Red Peppers and place in a bowl. Add Quinoa. Squeeze 1-2 lemons into dish. Drizzle honey and coconut oil into your dish and mix. Zest one lemon over top and serve!

Recipes from the BEES: Coconut Macaroons with Dried Cherries

Love this recipe from The Fresh Honey Cookbook by Laurey Masterton, every recipe is amazing! This is one of the easier recipes of Macaroons, and boy are they delicious.

Coconut Macaroons with Dried Cherries:

  • 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 8 egg white
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Honey

Direction:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine the unsweetened and sweetened coconut on a baking. Toast in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Watch closely so that it doesn’t burn. Remove and set aside. Reduce oven temp to 325 F. Whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until whites stiffen. Fold toasted coconut into egg whites. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop Tbsp size rounds of the coconut mixture onto baking sheet. Press a few cherries into each macaroon. Melt butter and honey together, drizzle this yummy mixture over each macaroon. YUMMY!! Sprinkle with a tiny pinch of salt. Bake macrons for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Enjoy!

Recipes from the BEES: Banana Nut Bread

Yum!! Who doesn’t LOVE banana nut bread?! This is great for breakfast, snack or dessert.

Banana Nut Bread:

  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 4-5 ripe bananas, peeled and smashed

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix first 3 ingredients together in a medium size bowl and set aside. Grab another bowl and cream together the honey and butter, add vanilla and then eggs one at a time. Now add in your bananas. With a rubber spatula fold in your flour mixture, until just incorporated. Fold in your walnuts or pecans (or any kid of nuts you wish to use) and transfer the batter into a buttered baking pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean!

 

 

Recipes from the BEES: Flor de Cana Pork Loin Marinade

OMG! This marinade is absolutely fabulous. The key though is to to let this pork loin marinate for 2-3 days! You can also use a variety of meats; such as steak or venison. For this recipe I chose to go Nicaraguan style and use Pork.

So, here we go..

Flor de Cana Pork Loin Marinade:

  • Pork Loin
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Flor de Cana 7 year Rum
  • Fresh Lime juice (1 lime)
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Minced Fresh Garlic (2 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • Fresh Ground Pepper

Directions:

Place pork loin in ziplock bag and add ingredients. Keep in fridge for 2-3 days, mix bag around daily to ensure juices are marinating the meat. After marinating process is done, pull pork loin from fridge and grill to your preferred pork temperature.

Disfrute!

 

 

 

Recipes from the BEES: Grilled Chili-Lemon Honey Wings

Recipe:

Grilled Wings with Chili-Lemon Honey Sauce

  • 2 pounds¬†chicken wings
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat grill to 350¬į to 400¬į (medium-high) heat. Toss together wings and oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Grill wings, covered with grill lid, 25 to 30 minutes or until skin is crisp and wings are done, turning occasionally. Toss with Chili-Lemon Honey Sauce

Chili-Lemon Honey Sauce

  • 1/2 cup¬†honey
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons¬†fresh lemon juice

Enjoy!

(Recipe Credit: Southern Living)

Recipes from the BEES: Lauren’s Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Lauren’s Fruit Salad with Honey Lime dressing

Recipe:

Fruit Salad:

  • pint green grapes
  • 1/2 pint red grapes
  • 1/2 pint raspberries
  • pint strawberries
  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1/2 pint blueberries

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup HH honey
  • 2-3 Tbsp Lime Juice

FUN fact about this recipe: Lauren is a 10 ¬†year old girl that I get the pleasure of looking after!! She loves to cook and is constantly trying new healthy recipes that use Honey Hutch honey and she came up with this beautiful dish. What a lil cutie pie! ūüôā

Recipes from the BEES: Zucchini and Tomato Pasta

Zucchini and Tomato Pasta is one of my all time favorites! Its a great meal for lunch or dinner and you can eat this dish hot or cold.

Recipe:

  • 2 cup – Cherry Tomatoes
  • Small Shallot
  • 2 Tbsp – Thyme
  • 1/4 cup – Honey Hutch Honey
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – half of lemon
  • Salt
  • Cracked Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp – Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • 3 cup – Zucchini
  • 3/4 cup – Vegetable/Chicken broth
  • 9 oz Linguine
  • 2 Tbsp – Mint
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup ¬†– Sliced¬†Almonds

Directions:

In a medium size bowl, toss first 8 ingredients together. Cook linguine as the directions state. While linguine is cooking, sauté garlic for about 30 seconds in a large skillet. Add zucchini and sauté until crisp. Then add your 3/4 cup of chicken broth. Bring to a simmer. Drain your linguine and add to zucchini/broth mixture. Add 2 tbsp of mint and toss. Pull from heat. Toss linguine mixture with your tomato mixture. Finish with parmesan cheese, toasted almonds and lemon zest. Enjoy!

*You can always add a protein overtop this dish, I like to use fish or lobster! If that isn’t your thing than feel free to add more veggies. ūüôā

Recipes from the BEES: Introduction

Okay, I have decided to start a Recipe BLOG. I am going to try really, really hard to post something everyday about the recipes I use and the benefits of using honey everyday. I have so many folks ask me about the recipes I use and I always say the list is endless! You can use Honey on almost anything, and I have recruited friends, family, and their kids to help create this list of delicious recipes for everyone to enjoy! —-

When I awoke this morning the wind was blowing and there was a nice chill in the air, so what better way to start your day off but with some hot, delicious oatmeal! It takes very little time to make and is rich in fiber to get you through the morning grind.

HEALTH BONUS: Oatmeal contains insoluble fiber which stays in the stomach longer and helps you feel fuller, longer!

BUZZ tip: Are you a coffee or tea drinker?! Try using HONEY instead of sugar, dairy, and/or artificial sweeteners.

The recipe:

Quick Rolled Oats

Walnuts

Dried Cranberries

Dried Coconut

Honey Hutch Honey

Directions:

Cook your quick rolled oats according to the package. Add chopped walnuts, cranberries, dried coconut and 2 big scoops of Honey Hutch Honey!

 

 

Liquid Gold – The Natural Remedy

There is nothing in the world much like Honey, for thousands of years Honey has been used in all parts of the world and in many different cultures. Harvesting honey was an ancient activity and humans began collecting honey almost 8,000 years ago! The Ancient Egyptians actually used Honey as part of their currency and as gifts to their Gods. In China, the art of beekeeping appears to have been in existence beyond the reach of memory and not traceable to its origin. All in all honey has been around long before our time and has been used in many different ways from ingesting it to medicinal purposes. I believe that Honey is a great natural remedy and it has the ability to soothe sore throats, treat cuts and burns, boost your energy and immune system, treat allergies, help arthritis, and even moisturize your skin. There are so many other purposes, but these are the most common uses of Honey other than eating and/or cooking with it. I am in constant awe of what Honey can do for people and also shocked that few use this liquid gold in their everyday life. Why do you think this versatile food product has been used for thousands of years!?

Treat yourself Daily to Honey!

 

Homeopathic Recipes:

Sore or Scratchy Throat: Big ole’ Tablespoon of Raw Honey

 

Cuts and Burns: Honey has natural antibacterial properties that help prevent infection. Applying raw honey as a topical treatment will protect against bacteria and dirt entering into the wound.

 

Boost Energy: Big ole’ Tablespoon of Raw Honey or add it to your water.

 

Treating Allergies: About two months prior to allergy season, start to take daily doses (1tbsp) of Local Raw Honey. This will build your immune system and help prevent allergies. During Allergy Season continue to use Local Raw Honey everyday.

 

Arthritis: 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder in the morning has been found to help with arthritic pain.

 

Moisturizing Skin: Honey attracts and retains water. Making this a great product for hair and skin. Many of our common shampoos and soaps use honey. For a great facial.. mix honey and milk together. Add honey to your bath or mix honey with salt or sugar for a great hand and foot scrub.

Welcome- The Real Buzz About Me

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Welcome to the Honey Hutch! We specialize in local and specialty honey based out of Destin, Florida. I am not your average beekeeper, but fell in love with the process and overall sustainability of honey. I am a 3rd generation beekeeper, my g-daddy (grandfather) gave us grand kids a beehive for Christmas one fine year and we were young kids that didn’t want much to do with it SO, my dad picked up the hobby real quickly. He fell in LOVE! I soon became his helper when I would come home to visit, I realized how fun it was to work with your hands and to experience the zen of Bees! I have now taken it under my wing, opened a business and am a full time BEEKEEPER!

Local and Specialty Honey + Retail/Wholesale Distribution

We offer local honey harvested in Miramar Beach, Florida and in the surrounding South Walton area along with Specialty honey like Tupelo, from the Apalachicola River Basin. Our honey is completely raw and never processed, harvested by hand and made with complete love by our bees.

We provide:

  • Wedding/Event Favors
  • Corporate Favors/Advertising
  • Custom Garden Bee Hives
  • Wholesale Distribution

Please contact us at 850.499.6528 with any questions or to place your order today!