The world of flowers and honey is as complex and magical as grapes and wine. Here we have gathered some of our favorite varieties - from comb to creamed. We included bee pollen for immune bolstering crunch and gorgeous Boules au miel just to be French and fancy. Use a thick rich decadent Greek style yogurt. Our vote is full fat but ultimately that is your call.
We could happily eat this everyday - a little tamari and miso mixed together - folded into plain yogurt and topped with toasted sunflower seeds, radish sprouts, pepper flakes and ever so bougie Moon Juice crackers - crumbled so to resemble savory granola. Then yoga! And a sauna.
Wanted to create a yogurt extravaganza full of hope and renewal - two themes inherently linked to Spring. Just the colors alone make us happy. The gorgeous vibrant cranberry powder and candied almonds are both available at sos-chefs.com - a shop worth exploring! Bet you could find rosewater there too.
Poached Chicken with Ginger and Mushrooms and Brown Rice
- 1 whole chicken, about 3 1/4 - 4 pounds
- 1 yellow onion, unpeeled, cut in halve
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 carrot
- 1 5 inch piece ginger, roughly chopped
- 1 head garlic, cut in half
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1 pound Maitake mushrooms, root ends trimmed and mushrooms cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 bunches scallions, root ends trimmed
- Ponzu, Soy or Tamari, to taste
Rinse chicken, inside and out, under cold running water. Place in a large pot and fill with enough cold water to cover chicken by about 2 inches. Add onion, bay leaves, carrot, ginger and garlic. Set over high heat and bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, water should be just barely simmering, and poach chicken until cooked through, about one hour. Add salt to stock.
Remove chicken from stock. Strain stock and discard solids. Use 3 cups of stock (instead of water) to cook rice according to package instructions. Return remaining stock to pot and bring to a simmer. Add scallions and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
Remove meat from chicken and shred into long tender pieces. Mound cooked rice in serving bowls. Add chicken and top with vegetables and hot stock. Season to taste with ponzu, soy, or tamari.
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Serbian Pita Pizza
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Cocktail Sour Cherries
- 3 pounds sour cherries
- 1 1/2 cups super fine sugar
- 3 cups brandy
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
- 8 cardamom pods
Wash and dry cherries on a kitchen towel. Combine sugar, brandy, cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom in a large bowl and stir until sugar dissolves. Add cherries and let stand about 1 hour. Use a slotted spoon to lift cherries out of liquid and transfer to a clean quart size Mason jar. Pour liquid into jar - making sure cherries are completely submerged. Seal jar with lid and store in a cool dark place for one month. Give jar a shake every few days. When the cherries turn a deep dark red they are ready. Send out party invites.
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