It's sweet. It's healthy. It never goes bad.

Honey is really an amazing food.

(Read "Save the Bees, Save the Honey")

We talk a lot about the importance of bees as pollinators, but sometimes you just have to appreciate the simple fact that they make a wonderful product.

It's easy to incorporate honey into your everyday diet, replacing other sugary substances. We have put together some of our favorite go-to recipes that utilize honey.

Plus, here are a few other ideas to use!

Bruschetta with gorgonzola cheese and honey from Tablespoon

Honey Oat Bread from Bakingdom

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares from Cookies and Cups

Strawberry Fruit Leather from the Pioneer Woman

 

Orange pheasant

My husband doesn’t usually go pheasant hunting, because it’s difficult to do without a hunting dog, and our Olde English Bulldog just doesn’t seem to like the outdoors…or being active…or being awake. So I haven’t had the chance to eat pheasant before, but this year he went hunting with a friend and shot a pheasant.…

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What’s happening in the hive? Drying down honey

A few years ago, we saw a mass of bees collected around the hole that led outside from the indoor bee hive. We thought the bees might be swarming — leaving the hive, which usually occurs when there are two queens raised and one leaves with half the hive — and were nervous that there…

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Native bees: Exotic honeybees and their Apidae family

We’ve talked about the ways that native bees differ from honeybees (read that here) and how great of pollinators they are (read that here), but how do you identify native bees? There are seven known families of bees worldwide, and six live in North America: Andrenidae, Apidae, Colletidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae and Melittidae. The family Stenotritidae only…

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Acorn flour chocolate chip cookies recipe

When environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman decided to focus on ethnobotany for this year’s Thanksgiving hike, she knew she would talk about how people have used acorns for food as part of the Kenue Park program. She came to me (community relations coordinator Kiley Roth) and casually mentioned it would be fun to make cookies…

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Wild game jambalaya

This is one of my favorite wild game recipes, because I throw pretty much whatever protein I have in the freezer in this dish. My favorite combination so far has been with wood duck, venison and sausage. I’m also thinking of trying it with fish! Jambalaya (adapted from Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen Cookbook) 1/2…

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Save the bees, save the honey

With all the reasons out there to work to save our bees, one reason is definitely delicious — honey. (Honeybees and their native relatives) Not only is it scrumptious, but it also has many other appealing qualities: 1. Honey doesn’t spoil. The oldest honey was found in the country of Georgia and dates back thousands…

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Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

Cream of Pheasant, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup by Barbara Tagami 2                PHEASANT BREAST MEAT 1/2 TSP       SALT 1/2 TSP       GARLIC POWDER OR 1 CLOVE FRESH GARLIC –SLICED 2 TSP          CHICKEN BOULLION OR 2 CANS CHICKEN BROTH BLACK PEPPER to taste COMBINE INGREDIENTS IN A POT AND ADD ENOUGH WATER TO COVER THE PHEASANT…

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Slow-cooked Canada Goose Vegetable Stew

As promised, I bring you the first of many Barbara Tagami Wild Edibles recipes. We hope you enjoy it! (Wild game jambalaya recipe) We would love to hear your thoughts on the recipe, your comments after tasting it, or even your own recipes – if you’re willing to share. Just leave a comment at the…

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