Saturday Bites – Honey

Georgia

gigi in GA

Honey Garlic Chicken

September is National Honey Month which makes for the perfect food challenge.

Random Honey Facts

Honey is a natural energy restorer. Need a quick boost? Try a teaspoon of honey in warm water. This will not only restore your energy, but it will help your digestive track too!

Honey is one of the earliest forms of saccharine substances known to man.

The colors of honey comes from the nectar of the plants. The lightest colors of honey have the mildest flavors, while the darker colors have fuller flavors.

Did you know honey bees must tap over two million flowers to make one pound of honey, flying a distance equal to more than three times around the world?

The average worker bee will make only one-sixteenth of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime.

Oh.. Honey Garlic Chicken.. Delish

Cammy

Cammy in NY

Grilled Dubliner Cheese, Bacon, Dill Pickles,… | National Honey Board

I do believe that I’ve just had the best sandwich ever!  This Grilled Dubliner Cheese, Bacon, Dill Pickles and Honey Sandwich was a dream!  I’d likely make these every day if it weren’t for having to cook bacon which, we all know, can be a greasy drawn out affair which involves way too much clean-up for a sandwich!  I’ve had some pretty good grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches before, but I never would have dreamed of adding honey and dill pickles!  Seriously!!!  This is an absolute winning combination.  I may have to just keep cooked bacon as a staple in my fridge from now on.  Oh soooo yummy! I don’t know if this is really what Georgia had in mind when she chose honey as the challenge for this week, but it certainly worked for me!   

Of course, as usual, I often can’t make a decision on what to make and will have to make more than one thing. Today is hopefully one of our last really hot days of the summer so I thought it appropriate to make these delightful Honey Strawberry Lemonade popsicles.  Sadly, the popsicle molds didn’t arrive until late this afternoon so here I am waiting …..   I couldn’t wait as long as I should have and lost the tip of the popsicle in the mold.  Oh well… it will be there for me tomorrow!  I suspect that homemade popsicles have just become a thing around here. 

Honey — I never imagined that honey would be good with pickles, cheese and bacon. Nor did I imagine that it would work in a popsicle! 

Cammy in NY

Honey Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles | National Honey Board

Nikita

99 in AZ

Salted Honey Pie

Honey was an amazing challenge because I use the ingredient often but not usually as the star of a dish. This week, I made a Chicken Diablo that used a 1/4 cup of honey along with hot sauce, sour cream, and spices. Let’s just say the dinner was good —> for Matt & Christopher. It was sooo fiery hot that I couldn’t get past the second bite and opted for a PB&J sandwich that night. Sulking in disappointment, I lingered on Pinterest looking for another honey recipe that aligned with my tastes. Of course, this hunt lead to DESSERT! Pie, more specifically. SALTED HONEY PIE to be completely clear! I’ve been really working on making my pie dough from scratch. It was beautifully molded in the pie dish but looked a bit “rustic” after the bake. Maybe too much liquid. This filling though is made from heavy cream, brown sugar, cornstarch (to thicken) & salt. It’s tempered with egg yolks and then mixed with a 1/2 cup of honey and some vanilla. I was scraping the pot with a rubber spatula to lick up every bit left behind. The caramel and sweet honey flavors are a match made in heaven. THEN —–get this —— it’s topped with sea salt flakes. Everyone LOVES sweet and salty together. You’ve got to try this! Buy a pie crust and make it even easier on you. Enjoy the bubbling pie below – hot from the oven.

Bubbling Salted Honey Pie – 99 in AZ

We finally made it to the month of ber’s

How fantastic that we found 4 different ways to use honey in recipes?

Let us know which is your favorite?

Until next week,

Georgia, Cammy, Nikita, Jen, Zane and Mandy

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