Summer Faves with Honey

Honey Do's

There’s no question what goes well with honey: basically every food under the sun.

But if you’re looking for some honey inspiration, here are some ideas for how to sweeten up your summer with raw & unfiltered honey recipes.

First: The Obvious

These are the things you've just got to eat with honey because there’s just no better way to have them:

  • Iced Coffee: Try espresso + almond milk + Local Hive Florida.
  • Sweet Tea: Two family-sized teabags and a family-sized squeeze of Local Hive Texas should do the trick.
  • Waffles: Crystallized raw honey is extra good on waffles.
  • Pancakes: Swap your syrup for honey and you’ll never go back.
  • Toast: Bananas + peanut butter + Local Hive Washington.
  • Carrots: Cover with Local Hive South Central and roast ‘em in the oven.

Next: Cheese

That’s it. That’s the idea. It’s just about impossible to go wrong with cheese and honey. But this blog has great tips for pairing the unique flavors of local cheeses and different varietals of honey.

Honey-Glazed Salmon by @nomastehungry

Local Hive Cali Citrus Blossom honey helps give salmon a crispy, satisfying texture. And the cooking tips in this sweet recipe from Nomaste Hungry will help you make sure your salmon is perfectly flaky and tasty, every time.

Honey Yogurt Dip

This dip with Local Hive Clover is great for snack time. Kids can dip apple slices, pretzels, carrots, pita bread, celery — really just about anything dippable – for a sweet treat. And it’s easy to make.

Charcuterie Boards

Our favorite things to eat with honey are our favorite things to eat, period. Sweet meats, cheeses, olives, crackers, fruit, and nuts. Check out this blog for all the tips you need to know on what to eat with honey on a charcuterie board.

And for Dessert: Cookies 

You can replace the table sugar in almost any recipe with honey. For baked goods, this means you’ll get a bit more rich, sweet flavor AND add moisture, which makes for gooey, delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies like these.

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