Sassy Spicy Sanguine Sling

The blood orange has a crimson, almost blood-colored flesh (aptly defined as “sanguine”) and about the size of an average orange. Its unique dark maroon color is due to the presence of antioxidant anthocyanins—found in many flowers but rarely in citrus—and develops in the fruit when temperatures dip at night. Fragrant and flavorful, a freshly squeezed blood orange combined with vodka, Grand Marnier and spiced honey crème creates a cocktail that sparks both tart, spicy and sweet…a most sassy libation indeed. Cheers!

SASSY SANGUINE SLING

Classic Marinade for Lamb, Pork or Salmon AND a Special Giveaway

The_Healing_Powers_of_Olive_Oil_TRD (1)Spring and Easter celebrate the season of renewal in body, mind and the spirit. For many of us, there’s a strong urge to focus on feeling healthy, fit—re-energize—and get the most out of this beautiful time of year. We’re delighted to once again partner with single subject author, Cal Orey, who has written a comprehensive book on olive oil. In The Healing Powers of Olive Oil you’ll learn everything there is to know about this “liquid gold,” from facts (did you know that the olive is a fruit?), to health values, and best ways to integrate into your menu plan.

A classic combination is olive oil and vinegar. Our pure Balsamic Honey Vinegar adds a unique delicate sweet-tart touch to marinades, dressings, pan sauces and more. It’s also sulfite-free, so those who are sensitive can fully enjoy this flavorful and versatile ingredient pairing. Fragrant Olive Oil Rosemary & Honey Balsamic Marinade recommends first-pressing extra virgin olive oil. Its spicy and robust green grassy notes compliment the equally ample flavors of rosemary and mustard. Balsamic honey vinegar along with a touch of citrus balances their boldness beautifully, making it ideal for lamb, pork and salmon.

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On April 1st, we invite you to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Cal Orey’s book along with a bottle of our award-winning Balsamic Honey Vinegar and Serrano Chile Honey Vinegar, a $38 value. Giveaway ends Midnight, April 8th. Click Giveaway image below. It will take you to our Facebook page for entry. Best luck, and have a Happy Spring!

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Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake

We so enjoy the blog Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body and are always amazed and impressed with blogger Julia M.’s kitchen creativity. Here she uses our Balsamic Honey Vinegar in her unique version of strawberry shortcake!

This Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Shortcake was inspired by Julia’s grandmother who hand-delivered to her fresh strawberries from a nearby farmers market. Yummy!

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Julia also had some nice things to say about Honey Ridge Farms:

“Your products are outstanding! I’ve tried the honey cremes and now the vinegars and I truly love them. I’m saying this because I want to, because I legitimately enjoy the honey!”

Thank you, Julia – we like you, too! Check out www.fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.com for this and other delectable recipes and food ideas.

Sassy Spicy Sanguine Sling

The blood orange has a crimson, almost blood-colored flesh (aptly defined as “sanguine”) and about the size of an average orange. Its unique dark maroon color is due to the presence of antioxidant anthocyanins—found in many flowers but rarely in citrus—and develops in the fruit when temperatures dip at night. Fragrant and flavorful, a freshly squeezed blood orange combined with vodka, Grand Marnier and spiced honey crème creates a cocktail that sparks both tart, spicy and sweet…a most sassy libation indeed. Cheers!

SASSY SANGUINE SLING

Honey Apple Bourbon Martini

Julia M. of Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body has discovered what we’ve always known…our honey crèmes make amazing simple syrups for cocktails!  Her microwave trick, turning honey crème to liquid, is super-smart.  You can also do on the stove:   combine equal parts honey crème and water in a pot and simmer until honey crème dissolves.  Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Julia’s choices, lemon and spice, are perfect matches to bourbon and apple.  Visit her blog for  the Honey Apple Bourbon Martini recipe. Cheers!

Fruit Cheesecake with Blackberry Honey Creme

We all know that everything is better in moderation, but fair warning, this recipe for Fruit Cheesecake with Blackberry Honey Creme will leave you wanting more! Don’t worry, it has fresh fruit on it, so it can’t be all that bad. Right?

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Now, let’s talk about what makes this cheesecake oh so good. The Queen’s Notebook blogger, Betty Ann, shares with us (and you) her easy-peasy cheesecake recipe, followed by even easier assembly instructions.

Betty Ann tops the cheesecake with Blackberry Honey Creme, which you can purchase by going to our website. Check out Betty Ann’s blog for daily tips and recipes influenced by her Asian heritage. Thank you Betty Ann!

Fresh Homemade Ricotta – YUM

While doing our daily (but fun) task of visiting food blogs and web sites, we happened upon friend to Honey Ridge Farms and food blogger, Julia M.’s recipe for homemade ricotta.

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Julia has posted about our Honey Cremes before, and although this has less to do with Honey Creme (which Julia drizzles over the ricotta- OMG!)  and more to do with an amazing cheese recipe, we feel it is our duty to share this gem with our followers and friends. Wasting nothing, she even offers great ideas of what to do with the leftover whey. Julia, you think of EVERYTHING!