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Brunch Burger

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Brunch Burger

Ingredients: Serves 4 Bacon Jam: 1 1/2 lb. (24 oz)bacon, chopped 1 Tbsp(15 mL) butter 2 small yellow onions 1/2 cup (120 mL) Jack Daniels Whiskey 1/2 cup (120 mL) honey 1 1/2 Tbsp (22.5 mL) balsamic vinegar Pinch cayenne pepper Burgers:  1 lb.(16 oz) lean ground beef 1 tsp(5 mL) salt 1 tbsp(15 mL) Worcestershire sauce To Assemble: 1 Tbsp(15 mL) butter 4 eggs 4 slices sharp cheddar 4 English muffins, toasted and buttered Instructions: Bacon Jam: Cook the bacon in a heavy pan over medium-high heat until the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon to...

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Mead Matters May 2017

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters May 2017

Expanding into liquor stores around Alberta gives us a chance to educate more people about mead. As the oldest alcoholic beverage it is still shrouded in mystery. Is it a beer or a wine? Is it super sweet like Ice Wine? How long does it last? How do you drink it? What can you pair it with? For those who don’t get a chance to visit the meadery in person, how can you get these questions answered? We’re happy to tell you that Art, the Mazer of our award winning meads, will be on site at the Timberlands Central Alberta Co-op Liquor...

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Farm and Foodie – Local Farm Events and Markets

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on Farm and Foodie – Local Farm Events and Markets

  Special Events: Free Bee and Meadery Tours Canada Day, Chinook Honey Company Taste of Calgary August 10-13, 2017 – Eau Claire Market, Calgary Old Time Ranch Rodeo Sunday, August 20 – Bar U Ranch Not your regular rodeo! Cowboys from working ranches compete in events that display everyday skills on the range. See the amazing working partnership between rider and horse as our teams rope, ride and wrestle for a chance to take home a silver trophy buckle. Alberta Farm Days August 19-20, 2017.  -Various Farms On during Alberta...

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Mead Matters April 2017Buzzing Bee Mead Cocktail

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters April 2017Buzzing Bee Mead Cocktail

 Buzzing Bee Mead Cocktail With our newest mead cocktail. We also have more mead recipes on our cocktail page. Ingredients: 1/2 cup Orange Juice 6oz Pineapple Juice 1 cup Malibu Rum 1 Bottle John Cameron Classic Frozen Fruit (Instead of Ice Cubes) Directions: Mix all ingredients but the frozen fruit together. Put frozen fruit into glasses. Pour cocktail over the fruit. Serve! Image from...

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Hivelights April 2017

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Hivelights | Comments Off on Hivelights April 2017

It would seem spring is here to stay and we’ve had a chance to do our preliminary hive inspections. Although the bee activity around our Honey House has seemed normal, such was not the case at our hives further afield. We have experienced higher than normal honey bee losses this spring and so far we are still trying to pin down the reason. There are indications that we’re not alone – other Alberta beekeepers are also facing severe winter losses this year- we’ll hopefully know more by next month. Our surviving bees have been...

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Honey Berry Cream Crepes

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Honey Berry Cream Crepes

Ingredients: 2 cups (475 mL) Skim Milk 1 cup (120 g) All-Purpose Flour 2 Egg Whites 1 Egg 1 tbsp (15 mL) Chinook Honey (liquid) 1 tbsp (15 mL) Vegetable Oil 1/8 tsp (0.71 g) Salt For the Filling: Berries of Choice 1 Cup (475 mL) Whipping Cream 2 tbsp (30 mL)  Chinook Honey (liquid) 1/2 tsp (3.5 mL) vanilla Drizzle On Top: 1 tsp Chinook Honey per crepe Directions Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Heat an 8-inch oiled skillet over medium-high heat.  Spoon 3 tbsp (45 mL) of the crepe batter into the skillet and tilt and rotate the...

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Jump into Spring Mead Cocktail Recipe

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Jump into Spring Mead Cocktail Recipe

Jump Into Spring With our newest mead cocktail. We also have more mead recipes on our cocktail page. Ingredients: 1oz Gin 1 oz Bodacious Black Currant Mead 1/2 oz Triple sec 1 Lemon Twist Directions: Shake over ice, pour into your cup, garnish with the lemon twist....

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Colouring Contest

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Events | Comments Off on Colouring Contest

  Have a little artist in your family? In our colouring contest anyone under the age of 12 can use their artistic abilities to enter for a chance to win a prize! To enter print and colour the page, and either snap a photo and send using the form below or bring it into the store for us to see. The deadline for entries is April 17, 2017, and winners will be called or e-mailed soon after then. Contestants must be able to drive to our location to pick up prizes; we can not ship them to your home. There are two age groups for prizes, 6 and...

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Hivelights March 2017

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

After a weather roller coaster in February we’re just hoping that March has more consistency. What do those wild temperature fluctuations do to the bees? If it’s only for a few days in a row, warm days near 10C are helpful – the bees get out for a cleansing flight and some fresh air. However too many warm days (three or more) will trigger them to start foraging. As we know – there’s no flowers, nectar or pollen in Alberta in February or March so valuable honey supplies are used up in the search with no reward....

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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...

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