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...

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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 30th. Use the tag #HordeAtTheHive on your social media...

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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...

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Cranachan

Ingredients: 2 tbsp (30 mL) Oats 300g (2/3 pound) Raspberries Honey to Taste 350ml (1 ½ cup) 35% Whipping Cream 2 Tbsp(30mL) Alberta Multi Floral Honey 2 tbsp (30 mL) Scotch Whiskey Directions: Spread the oats on a baking sheet and bake until it lets off a nutty aroma. Let cool. Take half of the raspberries and press in a sieve to create a puree. Sweeten the puree to taste with honey. Whisk the honey and whiskey into the whipping cream. Add more or less to taste. Stir oats into the whipping cream mixture. Put into 4 serving dishes while...

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Christmas at the Hive 2016

Posted by on Dec 16, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Christmas at the Hive 2016

Christmas at the Hive on December the 3rd and 10th were both massive successes despite the cold spell that settled over our area. Even when it started to snow, countless people braved the weather in order to enjoy making Cheesy Honey Taffy, Snow Candles, s’mores and more. Luckily for them we had two large fires to gather around, honey hot chocolate, mulled mead, and also indoor activities to keep everyone feeling nice and warm. Thank you to everyone who came for a visit, and we hope to see you all again next year! To keep a watch for...

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Christmas Mead Sangria- Mead Matters – Dec 2016

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Christmas Mead Sangria- Mead Matters – Dec 2016

  Christmas Mead Sangria Ingredients 2 750 ( 3 1/4 cups) ml King Arthur’s Dry 1 pomegranate 2 oranges, sliced thin 6 ounces (168 g) cranberries, about 1 1/2 cups 1 cup (240 mL) pomegranate juice 2 cups (475 mL) ginger ale, or club soda for a less sweet version Directions In a large pitcher, combine the white wine, pomegranate arils, orange slices, cranberries and pomegranate juice. Chill for at least one hour. Stir in the ginger ale and...

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Honey & Mead Fondue

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Honey & Mead Fondue

Ingredients: 32 oz. (907g) Swiss or Gruyere cheese, shredded 1 tablespoon (7.5g) Cornstarch 2 teaspoon (10mL) Dry mustard 2 Tablespoon (30g) Butter 2 cloves Garlic, minced 2-1/2 cups  (595 mL) King Arthurs Dry Mead 2/3 cup (160 mL) Honey 4 Tablespoons (60mL) Lemon juice Pinch Nutmeg 1 teaspoon (5mL) White pepper Directions: Toss cheese with cornstarch and dry mustard to coat; reserve. In a heavy pan or fondue pot, over medium heat, melt butter. Sauté garlic until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add King Arthur’s Dry and bring to a boil. Slowly...

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Melopita (Honey Cake)

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Recipes from our Kitchen | Comments Off on Melopita (Honey Cake)

INGREDIENTS 20 oz (600g)  Ricotta Cheese 1/3 Cup (150gr)  Honey 3 Eggs 1 Tbsp (15g) Corn Starch 2 tsp (10ml) Vanilla TOPPINGS 1/4 cup (120ml) chopped, roasted Pecans 2 Tbsp (29 ml) Chinook Honey Caramel Sauce 2 Tbsp (29 ml) Chinook Honey Chocolate Ganache Use an 8″ (20 cm) circular pan. Makes 6 servings. INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 355°F (180°C) . In a bowl, mix all ingredients with a whisk until everything is completely blended (do not over mix it). Grease the pan with oil or butter, or line with parchment paper. Pour in the batter....

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Hivelights November 2016

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Hivelights | Comments Off on Hivelights November 2016

Even though we wrap our bees for the winter, they have an additional way of keeping warm. As the weather gets colder, the honey bees will huddle together while ‘heater bees‘ work as tiny furnaces. These heater bees will either vibrate their abdomens or wing muscles in order to build up heat for their sisters. In fact, approximately 2/3 of the honey used over winter is just for keeping the heater bees well fed. The bees will cuddle and occasionally rotate so that everyone stays warm. The queen will always be in the warmest spot,...

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Mead Matters – Nov 2016

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Mead Matters | Comments Off on Mead Matters – Nov 2016

The fermentation room is a busy place these days. Meads in production now include the popular Ginger Bochet which we haven’t had on the shelves since last fall. It will be out just in time for Christmas – a great gift idea! This mead is a perfect balance of honey sweet and ginger heat, and makes a superb digestif as well.  Apples are a treasured fall fruit so why not celebrate the season with this apple cider mead cocktail. This is excellent to enjoy on a chilly day, especially if you can gently heat it beforehand. Ingredients:...

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