I was very excited to participate in National Pollinator Week this year and created quite a few different recipes to celebrate the occasion! Some of these dishes were sampled at Bayer Crop Science’s Bees n’ Bites luncheon on Monday.
I got to do the fun part (desserts) that featured Busy Bee Apiary’s honey (out of Chapel Hill) and do a cooking demonstration for the staff members. Some of the dishes included: Honey Mojito Melon Ball Bites, Peach and Goat Cheese Gallette with Local Honey, and Lemon Mint Iced Tea with Honey. Another dish provided for the tasting was Blueberry and Honey Tartlets with Crème Fraîche.
Did you know that a study done by UC Berkeley proved that one out of every three bites of food we take is a direct result of a pollinator’s work?
Did you know that raw honey contains some of the same antioxidants that are found in spinach, broccoli and kale?
Did you know that local raw honey contains traces of pollen that actually help build up your body’s resistance to allergens in the air?
Loving the bees, this week especially!