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Monthly Archives: June 2017

  • Honey Recipes Add a Spark to July 4th!!

    honey recipes

    Honey adds a burst of sweetness to any dish! Our varietal honey is the perfect accompaniment to any of the dishes below. The Valley Hive has the perfect honey for your special holiday dish:

     Sage Honey is our lightest honey is color and flavor. Great all-around honey.

     Orange Blossom Honey is a sweeter honey with citrus undertones.  Perfect with tea.

     Wildflower Honey is a unique blend of pollen and nectar from various bee yards. No two wildflowers are ever exactly the same.

     Buckwheat Honey is a darker, more robust-tasting honey. Yummy in coffee!

    Avocado Honey is our darkest, most unique tasting honey. Great in BBQ sauces.


    HONEY LIME CHICKEN SKEWERS

    INGREDIENTS

    2 tbsps - honey

    3 tbsps - soy sauce

    1 tbsp - olive oil

    1 - lime juiced

    1 lb. - chicken breast strips skinless and boneless

    DIRECTIONS

    In a small bowl, whisk all liquid ingredients together until completely blended. Pour mixture into a freezer bag and add in chicken strips. Reseal bag and gently shake to cover chicken strips. Allow to marinade for 2 hours.

    Next, prepare skewers by soaking bamboo sticks in water for 15 minutes. Remove chicken strips from marinade and skewer onto bamboo sticks. Grill on medium to high heat for 8 minutes or until juices are clear and chicken is fully cooked.


    HONEY LEMON AVOCADO DRESSING

    INGREDIENTS

    1 - avocado

    2 tablespoons - lemon juice

    2 tablespoons - red wine vinegar

    2 tablespoons - honey

    2 tablespoons - extra virgin olive oil

    1/2 cup - water

    1/4 cup - cilantro chopped

    DIRECTIONS

    Combine all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

    The versatility of this dressing is endless. It can be used in salads, meats, tacos, or whole grains.


    GRILLED CITRUS HONEY LEMONADE

    INGREDIENTS

    1 1/2 cups - lemon juice approximately 8-10 lemons

    1 1/2 cups - orange blossom honey water

    3 cups - water

    Grilled lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit slices -

    1 1/2 cups - gin (optional)

    DIRECTIONS

    For Grilled Citrus Slices: Cut the poles off of each citrus fruit and slice into 1/4" slices. Grill on HIGH for 2 minutes on each side, leaving strong grill marks on the fruit. Set aside.

    In a pitcher, add 2 grilled slices from each citrus. Add the lemon juice, orange blossom honey water and water. Top with ice. Stir well. Serve into iced cups. Garnish each with grilled fruit (optional).


    HONEY YOGURT POPSICLES

    INGREDIENTS

    2 cups - plain yogurt

    1 cup - milk

    ⅓ cup - honey

    1 teaspoon - vanilla extract

    ¼ lb. - cherries pitted and quartered

    ¼ cup - blueberries

    DIRECTIONS

    In a large bowl, stir together the yogurt, milk, honey and vanilla extract. Taste the mixture and add a little more honey if needed. Divide half the fruit among 8 ½-cup popsicle holders. Add ¼ cup of the yogurt mixture to each popsicle holder, then add the rest of the fruit. You'll need to press the fruit down a bit to distribute it evenly in the popsicle. Top off with more yogurt mixture if needed, leaving at least ¼ inch of space at the top of the popsicle holder because it will expand as it freezes. Freeze the popsicles for several hours, until completely solid.

     

    Recipes and Photos by: National Honey Board

     

     

     

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We are open 7 days a week from 8:30am-5:00pm
We have moved! Our new address is 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd. Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 280-6500

We are excited for your visit! For your convenience, we have a small parking lot at the south end of our property with an entrance on Topanga Canyon Blvd. It fills up quickly, so here are some other parking options for you to consider. 

  • Topanga Canyon Blvd. (right in front of our property): Monday - Saturday 10am to 3pm is 1-hour parking. Sunday there are no restrictions.
  • Chatsworth Street: Northeast of our property, there is less restrictive parking on the North side of Chatsworth St.
  • Andora Ave. runs diagonally Northeast and Southeast of our property and has less restrictive parking.

If you are coming to our property for a class or event, please use the other parking options provided so we can keep our parking lot open for customers needing short term parking and those needing assistance. We hope to see you soon.

 
 
 
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