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Recipes Using Honey

Guest co-host, Falen from KDWB, shared with us that one of her hobbies is raising bees.  A beehive can produce up to 100 pounds of honey every year.  Owner of Golden Fig, Laurie Crowell, shares some recipes to use all that honey in! 


Raspberry Honey Lemonade

1/2 C raspberry juice (pour 1/3 C water over pint fresh raspberries and simmer 5 minutes. Strain out berries and use that juice)
2 C honey
2 C water
1 vanilla bean- sliced and scraped
2 C fresh lemon juice (about 20 lemons)
10-12 C water (this is to taste)

In medium stockpot place 2 C honey, 2 C honey and vanilla bean + scraped seeds.  Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 5 minutes. Be careful to watch this, honey likes to bubble up!

In a large pitcher (needs to hold about a gallon) Pour in lemon juice, raspberry juice and honey/water mix that you heated up. Stir well.

Then pour in more water, taste as you go until the flavor is to your liking.


Honey BBQ Sauce

2  TB olive oil
2 1/2 C finely chopped onion -red white or yellow are all fine. (I sometimes even do half yellow and half red!)
4 garlic cloves- minced
3 TB brown sugar- either dark or light are fine
1/4 C honey
1/4-1/3 C cider vinegar
6 oz tomato paste
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1 1/2 C water 

In a 4 quart pot, heat oil. Add onions and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Once they soften a little, reduce heat to low and cook until they caramelize (about 20 minutes).

Increase heat back to medium. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add brown sugar and cook while stirring constantly, for another 2 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. If you want a smooth sauce, puree it now and add back to stock pot to simmer until thick. Otherwise simmer until desired thickness.

Will keep in fridge up to 2 months.


Honey Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy cream
2 TB honey
1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Whip heavy cream until just starting to thicken. Slowly drizzle in honey and vanilla bean paste.
Whip until desired thickness.

Serve with fresh berries or on the top of any desserts