Humor in the BeeYard

The bees took it hard this winter, although the rain is always welcome, too much can cause excessive moisture in the hive.  It made it hard for our “California Girls” to keep the mold from forming on the pollen stores.  Plus the ground became so saturated that an errant tree fell over and crush five hives.  The  remaining hives seem to be above average, as Garrison Keillor would say, and hopefully produce a fine crop of honey.  A recent run of the Crankshaft Comic strip has made the whole new year tolerable.

gfmHoney+GoodFoodTry this recipe and make sure you use ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey. You can find ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey at Elliot’s, Taylors Mkt, Corti Bros, and the Olive Mix. You can also find ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey used at La Bonne Soupe Cafe, Thai Basil, Matteo’s Pizza & Bistro, 19 Handles, & Cafe Vinoteca .

Cheddar Cheese Cornbread

Yogurt Panna Cotta With Apricots prepared with ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey


Panna Cotta is cool, creamy textured, Italian treat which you can play with to create a new version every time you make it. Panna cotta translates literally as “cooked cream” and many recipes do indeed contain heavy cream which of course creates a calorie heavy, rich pudding like dessert that although delicious is not something you’d want to enjoy too often

Yield: Serves 4 – 6

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Rich, creamy and very healthy too. This light dessert would be great after any meal.

1 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons Skim Milk
1 Envelope Unflavored Gelatin
1/4 to 1/3 Cup ARDEN HILLS GOLD Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 1/2 Cups Chopped Dried Apricots
1 Cup Dry White Wine

In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the 3 tablespoons of milk, and allow to rest for 5 minutes to soften.
In a saucepan, heat the remaining 1 cup of milk until it is simmering but before it comes to a full boil.
Add the vanilla and 1/4 cup of the honey, stir and taste.
Add the remaining ARDEN HILL GOLD Honey.
Whisk in the gelatin and continue to whisk until it has completed melted into the hot milk.
Stir in the two cups of yogurt and mix until well blended.
Pour the mixture into 6 (1/2 cup ramekins) or 4 larger glasses as shown in the photo and refrigerate for at least 3 to 4 hours.
For the topping, place the apricots in a saucepan with the ARDEN HILL GOLD Honey – truly local – and blend with wine and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat, and continue to cook until the apricots are very soft, and the wine and ARDEN HILL GOLD Honey have thickened, about 20 minutes, then cool.
To serve, place a scoop of the apricots on each panna cotta with some of the syrup. If you are daring, you can put your Panna Cotta in the microwave for 30 sec +/- and serve slightly warm.

Custom Hex Glass Jar Pricing / Case 2016

There is nothing like beautiful, clear glass to show off your honey! With a combination of grace and elegance, our timeless Hex Glass Jars are sure to be a “crowd pleaser” !
We use URBAN FUSION Honey to fill each bottle with care , just the way the bees intended.index




CN-266 24 pack 3 oz (85.04 g) Hex Jar

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Skep Jar $85/case

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