Bloom Honey wins 1st Place at the Ventura County Fair!

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Congratulations to our Chamisa and Sumac (“Malibu Wild”) varietals for winning first place at this year’s Ventura County Fair!  This is the second win for our Sumac, following last year’s blue ribbon placement.  This is our Chamisa’s first entry in the Ventura Co. Fair and it’s first win!

~ Look for Bloom’s Malibu Wild (“Sumac”) honey – made by our bees in the hills of Malibu – to be available in 8 oz bottles soon…

Check in for Charity at Erewhon – This month!

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We are happy to share with you that one of our wonderful retailers – Erewhon Natural Foods Market –  will be donating one free meal towards feeding a Delancey Street resident for every Facebook check-in during the month of August.

The Delancey Street Foundation began in 1971 and is the country’s leading residential self-help organization for former substance abusers, ex-convicts, homeless and others who have hit bottom.  For over 40 years Delancey Street has been developing a model of social entrepreneurship, of education, of rehabilitation and change that is exciting and full of hope – all without professional staffing or outside funding and at no cost to the California tax payer.  To learn more about the Delancey Street Foundation, call (323) 662-4888 or visit them on the web at http://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org/.

Erewhon Natural Foods Market is located in Los Angeles at 7660 Beverly Blvd.  Visit Erewhon anytime during the month of August and be sure to check in on Facebook to feed one Delancey Street resident – it’s that simple!

Ricotta topped with Honey, Blueberries & Thyme

Ricotta with Honey, Blueberries & Thyme

Time: 10 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4-6

Ingredients

1 and 1/4 cups honey
2 and 1/2 cups ricotta
1 cup fresh berries 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
flowers (if available) or thyme leaves

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Preparation

1. Heat the honey in a sauce pan until watery.
2. Divide the ricotta among 4-6 serving dishes or goblets.
3. Divide the warmed honey over each serving. Top each serving with berries and thyme leaves.

*Recipe & Photo courtesy of Peggy Lampman

Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers

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Servings: 4-6
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, from one lime
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, from 2 limes
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1-1/2 square inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (between 8-10), trimmed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnishing platter
  • Limes, sliced into wedges, for garnishing platter (optional)
Preparation
  1. In a blender, combine the soy sauce, raw honey, oil, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, ginger, Sriracha and salt. Blend until completely smooth. Pour 1/2 cup of the marinade into a small bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve (this will be your sauce).
  2. Combine the chicken and remaining marinade in a large Ziplock bag and seal tightly. Place in a bowl (in case of leakage) and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers, folding the pieces in half if they are long and thin.
  4. Be sure the grill is clean, then preheat to medium-high heat. To grease the grill, lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated. Grill the chicken kebabs, covered, until golden brown and cooked through, turning skewers occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes. (Keep an eye on it — if they are browning too quickly, turn the heat down.) Transfer the skewers to a platter and either drizzle the reserved marinade over top or pass alongside. Scatter the chopped cilantro over top and garnish the platter with lime wedges and cilantro sprigs, if desired.

*Recipe & Photo courtesy of Jennifer Segal

More Than Honey

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MoreThanHoney

Life without the bee is unthinkable.

“If bees were to disappear from the globe, mankind would have four years left to live” – Albert Einstein

More than Honey – a documentary on the fascinating world of honeybees and colony collapse disorder opened yesterday at New York’s Film Forum. Look for a screening near you!

http://www.morethanhoneyfilm.com/index.html

Bloom Honey Now Available at Erewhon Natural Foods! Raw Food Event Saturday May 18th 11 AM – 2 PM!

Hello Bloomblog readers,

We are excited to share that Bloom Honey is now available at Erewhon Natural Foods Market in Los Angeles!

Erewhon’s motto is “If It’s Here It’s Good for You”, and that is certainly true with Bloom Honey.

All 4 varietals of our 100% pure raw honey, unfiltered & unpasteurized are available at this popular LA destination for all things natural and healthy!

Our tasting tour continues this Saturday May 18th from 11 AM to 2 PM at Erewhon’s spectacular RAW FOOD EVENT. Come by for a free sampling of Bloom Honey!

Erewhon Natural Foods Market is located at 7660 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036.