Celebrate National Orange Blossom Day with Orange Blossom Honey.
Orange blossom honey is a very special varietal honey. What is varietal honey? Varietal honey is the result of a beekeeper paying close attention to what is in bloom, and when, in the area around surrounding his or her beehives. The hives are positioned in the middle of the blooming crop. In the case of our Orange Blossom Honey they are situated in orange groves in West Palm, Florida.
The bees collect nectar from the orange blossoms, filling the empty honeycomb with orange blossom nectar. When the orange trees are finished blooming, the beekeeper collects the frames filled with honey and stores them until it is cured and ready to extract.
In honor of National Orange Blossom Day we’ve gathered this collection of orange blossom honey recipes for you to enjoy.
Whenever we do a fare or a craft show we find that each region seems to gravitate toward a particular variety of honey. We often sell out of Orange Blossom Honey at our Honey House, we think it’s because the folks in our area enjoyed this varietal in their youth. It’s so much fun to taste honey with our guests and watch their faces as they take in the nectar, appreciate each and every note, and when they hit the one honey that sends them to the moon, we pack them up with a special jar and see them again and again for more.
This banana bread is made with our orange blossom honey and served with delicious honey butter.
Tea and Honey go together like peas and carrots
That’s exactly why we’ve added a collection of loose-leaf tea to our offerings. Try the complete collection in our Tea Tower which was recently featured in the wonderful blog, fabfitfun and consider all the ways to enjoy tea with Orange Blossom Honey.
Try any of our wonderful teas with Orange Blossom Honey. Float slices of fresh and seasonal berries and fruit and served chilled for the summer months. Cold or hot, our teas are satisfying and will warm your heart when served warm or cold!
For a simple marinade or condiment combine 2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard with 2 Tablespoons of Orange Blossom Honey and mix well with a fork. Use it on a turkey sandwich or spread on chicken breast, grill or bake.
Try this great and simple Orange Blossom Honey Salad Dressing. Combine 2 Tablespoons of Orange Blossom Honey with 2 Tablespoons of white vinegar and stir until well-blended. Add a half cup of greek yogurt and whisk until well-combined. Salt and pepper to taste.
These orange cranberry biscotti made with orange blossom honey are an amazing treat for the entire family.
National Orange Blossom day only comes around once a year, but you can enjoy our orange blossom honey year-round.
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