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A Taste of Every Season with Catherine: Honey 

Updated: May 1

Honey is a truly remarkable substance, often referred to as "liquid gold" due to its golden-yellow color and incredible taste. It is created by bees from the nectar of flowering plants, and each jar of honey tells a unique story of the blooms visited and the bees buzzing about. In Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the tale is particularly enchanting, with a thriving bee population creating some of the most delicious honey you'll ever taste.


The secret to the exceptional quality of Wolfville honey lies in the care and craftsmanship that goes into every drop, nurtured by the abundance of wildflowers and the pristine environment of the region. But the magic of honey doesn't end there, it's also a canvas for culinary creativity, ready to be infused with a variety of flavors, such as cinnamon, vanilla, lavender or even chili. So whether you're drizzling it over pancakes, stirring it into tea, or enjoying it by the spoonful, let honey be your sweet companion on a culinary adventure like no other. With honey, every moment is a golden one!


Sprinkle of Nutrition: 

Honey is not just a delicious sweetener, it is also packed with nutritional benefits. It is a natural source of carbohydrates, providing energy to the body. In fact, a single tablespoon of honey contains 17 grams of carbohydrates, which makes it an excellent source of quick energy for athletes or anyone who needs a boost during the day. Additionally, honey is rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body from cellular damage. Honey also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it a natural remedy for certain types of infections. It has been used for centuries as a topical treatment for wounds, burns, and other types of skin irritations. Another benefit of honey is its ability to soothe sore throats and coughs. It has a natural cough-suppressant effect and can help to reduce inflammation in the throat. Overall, honey is a sweet and delicious way to boost your health and well-being. 



Hot Honey Burrata - Sweet, spicy, and creamy deliciousness, such a crowd pleaser!

Find delicious local honey at the Wolfville Farmers' Market or online at WFM2Go!


Ingredients: 

Hot Honey

  • 1 cup honey

  • ¼ cup chili flakes 

  • 1 tsp sea salt


Burrata 

  • 1 large ball of Burrata 

  • 3 tbsp hot honey 

  • ¼ cup roasted salted pistachios, chopped

  • ¼ tsp sea salt 


Honey Butter Crostini

  • 1 baguette, sliced 

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 2-3 tbsp hot honey 

  • ¼ tsp sea salt


Instruction: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Thinly slice baguette into 1/2 inch slices.

  3. Lay out slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread a thin layer of hot honey butter on both sides of each slice.

  4. Bake for approximately 10 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping halfway to evenly toast both sides. 

  5. Let cool for at least 5 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, place Burrata in the middle of your serving dish of choice. 

  7. Slice the Burrata down the middle (without going all the way through) and then slice again in the other direction, creating an 'X'.

  8. Drizzle generously with hot honey, then sprinkle with chopped pistachios, and sea salt.

  9. Fan the crostini out around the Burrata and enjoy!


Hot honey: 

  • Combine all ingredients together let sit 12h or overnight flipping occasionally to let the flavours combine.



Catherine is a Nutrition & Dietetics Student at Acadia University! Catherine has been an awesome volunteer at the Wolfville Farmers' Market and is now contributing blogs to WFM2Go so that we can go on her food journeys with her. You can check out her Instagram here for more!


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