Posts by Workerbee1

Mead Matters March 2017

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters March 2017

  Another batch of Black & Blue is in progress and this week saw the addition hundreds of  pounds of black currants. Our black currants are from Kayben Farm – only a few miles away. The nest addition will be blueberries from BC. In our melomels (mead with fruit) we try to use local sources whenever we can. Now if only we could find a supply of Alberta blueberries!  The most difficult part for Chinook Arch Meadery staff is the regular tasting that must be done in order to assist Mazer Art in deciding exactly when the mead is ready for the next step. 🍷 Looking for a way to...

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Chocolate Ganache Truffles

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Chocolate Ganache Truffles

 Chocolate Ganache Truffles  INGREDIENTS Chilled Chocolate Ganache Shredded Coconut INSTRUCTIONS Chill a plate in the fridge for about 10min. Keep the plate in the fridge until needed. Pour shredded coconut on a different plate and set aside for later. Take the chilled plate out of the fridge and scoop 2 tsp (10mL) of chocolate ganache onto it. Continue while leaving space between the chocolate so the scooped piles do not touch. Pick up one of the scooped piles of chocolate and roll it into an even ball shape then set it back on the plate. Repeat with the other scooped piles while making...

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Strawberry Honey Mascarpone Tart

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Strawberry Honey Mascarpone Tart

Mascarpone has a rich and buttery constancy that is perfect for desserts. Mascarpone can usually be found in grocery stores but can be made at home if you plan a day ahead. If you are short on time see Tip #2 for a substitution. Tip 1: Keeping Berries Fresh (from reader Charlotte Fitch) 2 tbsp Vinegar Bowl of Water Berries Put vinegar in the bowl of water and stir. Put berries in the water and let soak 10-15min. Dry and store Tip 2: Mascarpone substitute 16ounces (453g) cream cheese 1⁄3cup (78mL) sour cream 1⁄4cup (60g) heavy whipping cream Tip 3: Adult Version To make an adult version of...

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Horde at the Hive Vendor Application

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on Horde at the Hive Vendor Application

Horde at the Hive is an annual event held at Chinook Honey Company. During this weekend, visitors can learn all about the world of vikings, sample mead, and more! This years event will be held on May 13th and 14th, 2017, 10AM-5PM. We accept a wide variety of vendors; including food trucks, artisan crafts, and more. If you are interested in joining us as a vendor, please fill out the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible. The deadline for vendor applications is April 27th. Use the tag #HordeAtTheHive on your social media posts so we can see your photos and share. Horde at...

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Hivelights Jan 2017

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Hivelights | Comments Off on Hivelights Jan 2017

Our outdoor hives are buried in snow, nicely insulated from our recent extreme cold. Inside those hives the bees are tightly clustered to keep warm. However, our store observation hive is behaving quite differently. We’ve been feeding them supplemental honey regularly and it seems this has inspired the queen. The day before Christmas we spotted her laying eggs; shortly after there were capped brood and now we have young new bees throughout the hive. This is not normal, but it’s a welcome boost to the hive population as we get closer to spring! Saturday January 14th we’re in...

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