how sweet it is

Every first Thursday of the month, we host a party at the Bella Cucina store. It is called "Artisan Thursday" and features local artisans who have cultivated their craft to harvest and produce beautiful food that we all love to eat.
It's a delicious celebration and a reminder that food is the easiest way to enhance our life everyday.

This week, we're featuring one of my favorite friends and fellow entrepreneur, Ted Dennard.
His company is called Savannah Bee and he is making life sweet for all of his fans with his artisan honeys of all kinds.
Cheese honey, grill honey, tea honey.....his latest introductions in a line up of specialty sweets for the savory tooth.

One of my personal favorites is a honey comb cut right from the hive. A beautiful square dripping mess of sweetness and a perfect pairing with cheese.

So, if you are in the neighborhood this Thursday, stop on by and say hello to Ted.

{you might also enjoy the honey + mint lemonade vodka coolers too!}

HONEY + MINT LEMONADE COOLERS {vodka either mandatory or optional, your choice!}

Start by making the most simple and delicious batch of fresh lemonade. If you can find Meyer lemons {not typically in season, but a few stragglers can be found at Whole Foods, use those. Their flavor is sweeter is more aromatic than regular lemons.}

1 cup honey + 1 cup hot water
1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice lemon juice
4 cups cold water (to dilute)

In a small bowl, add the honey and hot water. Blend until well combined. Zest and juice about 6 lemons {reserve the zest for another use}. Combine the honey water and the lemon juice. Add about 4 cups of cold water. Taste and add more water or sugar, as needed. Add the mint springs. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a tall glass filled with ice, add 1 ounce of vodka and a sprig of fresh mint. Fill the glass with lemonade.

Buon appetito!
copyright 2009 Alisa Barry

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