February 13, 2012

Oh Honey!

OH HONEY!

Oh honey. As morning's soft sunlight smooths February's raw early hours, open Valentine's honey, golden and innocent. Slather it over oatmeal, muffins, toast, your first word -- honor Pooh Bear and Piglet, and taste sweetness, all day long.

Honey Butter
Makes 1/4 cup

Wonderful on pancakes, muffins, cornbread, toast.

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch salt

Work together the butter, honey and cinnamon with a spoon until thoroughly combined, then add a pinch of salt to taste. Turn into a crock or shape into a ball. Cover with waxed or parchment paper and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Honey Mustard Basting Sauce
Makes 1 cup

Keep this handy to baste roast chicken, pork, root vegetables. 

1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
1/4 cup sunflower oil

Whisk all of the ingredients together. Baste meats and vegetables with this the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking. 



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