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Comb Honey

Have you ever tasted Comb Honey?

Comb Honey is a delicious way to enjoy your organic honey. It adds a new dimension to your honey experience by adding a familiar taste to a new texture!

Here’s Some Food Network Ideas

  • Place a chunk of honeycomb over a bowl of warm oatmeal, pancakes or waffles.
  • Slather a baguette with Brie, then top with chunks of honeycomb.
  • Add a few small chunks of honeycomb to an otherwise conventional grilled ham and cheese.
  • Make a salad of arugula, grilled chicken and slivered almonds. Top with crumbled soft goat cheese and small chunks of honeycomb.
  • Make a ragingly spicy chili, then serve each bowl with a chunk of honeycomb and a blob of sour cream in the center. The honeycomb will slowly melt into the chili, working with the sour cream to tame the heat ever so slightly.
  • Top thick slabs of angel food cake with whipped cream, then top that with a chunk of honeycomb.

Of course, while comb honey is fun to crunch there are a few considerations you should note. If you have braces, crowns or veneers there’s a good chance the wax may stick to your teeth. So brush after this meal, your dentist will thank you =)

 

Honey Comb Collage

 

Cream Honey

What is Creamed Honey?

Ever notice honey getting thick and solid when left intact in a cool environment? If so, it’s not magic (well, sort of), it’s the honey crystalizing!

There are a few safe methods for bringing your honey back to a Cream Honeyliquid state, or… you can enjoy the honey as creamed honey! Creamed honey – also referred to as spun, whipped or churned honey-  is crystalized honey made into a texture perfect for using as a spread.

We enjoy using creamed honey on crackers, fruits, toast and more!

Our process for making creamed/spun/whipped honey is painstakingly old-fashioned but organic and efficient. We grab the honey straight from the honey combs and add it to some crystalized honey.  We then use a hand mixer and mix the crystalized and liquid honey. We then store the mixed honey for a few days to a week and the result is delicious, fluffy, hand spun/whipped/creamed honey!

Cream Honey Large

How would you enjoy yours?

Check out the Retailers Tab above to pick up a jar of Connecticut grown (Litchfield County) Honey!

 

Bearding Bees

Have you ever wondered what a swarm of bees is doing huddled up on a tree? Well, this year at orchard we were able to snap some pictures of our bees “Bearding” on the hive.

WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

It’s called bearding, as the bees seem to form a fuzzy beard on the hive and hang out in a cluster.  This is a normal activity of bees and even a good sign. This happens in strong colonies as the population is at its height and as the bees are storing and ripening honey at a blinding pace. To keep the honey at correct temperature and Continue reading Bearding Bees

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Offers many benefits. From facial tonics to organic shampoos and body detox, here’s some of our favorite!

Facial Tonic

Combine 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup cold water and apply with a cotton ball! Easy and quick.

Reduce feet and hand swelling

Rub apple cider vinegar unto your hands or feet. Safe and perfect for use during pregnancy. Are you on your feet all day? Try this for some relief. Continue reading Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Did You Know…?

There are numerous reasons for adding honey to your diet. If you want the most bang for your efforts though, consuming local honey can maximize the benefits.

“If you’re suffering from a cold or something going on in the throat or upper airways, getting on board with honey syrup will help fight infection and soothe membranes”- Ariane Cometa, MD

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