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Carrots and Herbs

Last night we went to Andrew's grandparents house for dinner and I brought one of my favorite winter side dishes. It was absolutely freezing but thankfully we didn't have far to travel. Did you know that both of our families (grandparents included) live within a 25 minute drive from our house? We love small town living.  Be prepared. These roasted honey and herb carrots are addictive! 3 cups peeled and sliced carrots (we love the multi-color variety) 1/4 cup olive oil plus 2 tablespoons 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup Nature’s Golden Honey 6 sprigs fresh thyme salt and pepper to taste Toss carrots in 2 tbsp of olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven at 425...

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Muffins on the Go

Some days we are up and on the road for deliveries and demos at 4:30 a.m. and on those days the last thing I want to think about is making a breakfast.  Instead of being lured into a fast food breakfast or a bank breaking coffee shop breakfast I have found that these muffins are the answer. I made these on Sunday night and will keep them in the fridge ready to go until Thursday. That's a lot of not having to think about breakfast.  2 cups old fashioned oats 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or greek yogurt 1/4 cup Nature’s Golden Honey 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla 1/8...

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Andrew's Everything Vinaigrette

Don't be fooled.  I love to cook but some of the best things that have been created in our kitchen are actually Andrew's culinary masterpieces. As I mentioned in the butternut squash blog post, Andrew and I grew up (since we were 12) dining and cooking together. Andrew's mother, Julia, is a phenomenal cook which I'm sure led to Andrew knowing the very best techniques and flavors in the culinary arena. He is the sauce master and can cook a piece of chicken better than anyone I know.  So this week he treated me to a dinner of roasted veggies, the perfect goat cheese stuffed chicken breast, and a sauce to out sauce all sauces (technically it would be a vinaigrette...

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Chopsticks or Fork

Last night was a clean out the fridge for dinner kind of night. To use up all of the remaining veggies and some rice I had on hand I decided to make a stir fry. To that point in my life I had never made a stir fry before. As it turns out it is super simple and so filling!  My problem is that the dish needed a sauce- bad.  So I whipped up this homemade honey teriyaki sauce and decided I will never buy a bottle of teriyaki sauce again! In a small sauce pan heat 4 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 4 Tbsp Nature’s Golden Honey. In a...

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The Ultimate Cough Syrup

I'm a skeptic when it comes to many natural remedies offered these days. I guess it all comes down to how you were raised. I rarely took medicine as a child and when I did it was the basic stuff: tylenol, benadryl, or that awful tasting cough syrup.  Andrew, on the other hand, had many different natural remedies for illness as a child. So, now as a married couple, we bring both of our ideas to the table when it comes to treating illness. This week Andrew started getting a sore throat and I wanted to get him well ASAP as we have had a very high demand for honey deliveries in the holiday season. I was planning to go...

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