Wedderspoon Wins 2016 Black Tie Award!

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Wedderspoon is proud to announce that our Canadian branch, based on beautiful Vancouver Island, has won a Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Black Tie Award!

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On April 9, the Wedderspoon Canada team was proudly recognized as the winner in the Business Achievement category for the prestigious awards. The chamber narrowed down the pool of nominees from 112 to 24 finalists, three in each of the eight categories.  After a lengthy interview process by a panel of judges, winners were chosen and business leaders and influencers in the region gathered in celebration at the lovely Brentwood College in Mill Bay.

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Congratulations to our Canadian team on a job well done!

 

Bring On The Sun – How to Shine this Season with Wedderspoon

With summer rapidly approaching and warmer weather on the horizon, we wanted to outline a few of our favorite ways to look and feel your best. These tried and true tips will leave you perfectly primed for whatever this season throws your way!

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Taking a cue from Tracy Anderson, we love to add manuka honey to our water for hydration, a quick energy boost and to keep our skin healthy! Shop our KFactor 16 in 325g here. 

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Though Vitamin D is necessary for health, overexposure can lead to sunburn and premature skin aging. Take care of your skin by using organic and mineral sunscreens or covering up. You only need about 10 minutes of midday sun to get your daily dose of the vitamin so use that umbrella for the rest of your time outdoors!

Time to break out the flip flops and shorts! Created with our favorite ingredients to exfoliate dry skin, this clean concoction will leave you with soft, glowing skin that smells divine!  Shop our Fir honey 325g here.

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After exfoliating, we make sure to slather on our favorite body lotion to lock in hydration. Our picks are always made with organic ingredients without any of the unnecessary toxic stuff!

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Here at Wedderspoon we’ve been working on new product launches that are sure to please all of our natural-minded fans out there! Check back on wedderspoon.com within the month of April to see exactly what we have up our sleeve!

FIR HONEY LOVE POTION

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Enchant your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with our Fir Honey (now 50% off!) Love Potion. Healthy and light with a sweet twist, it’ll be sure to cast a spell on your sweetie!

FIR HONEY LOVE POTION 

Directions: Steep one tea bag (we used berry for the taste and color) and let cool to room temperature. Add one ounce cranberry pomegranate juice, one teaspoon Raw Fir Honey and stir, making sure to dissolve the honey. Top with pomegranate seeds for an unexpected touch!

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Peach Ginger Raspberry Bites with Fir Honey

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With temperatures dipping low and snowy days on the horizon, meal planning should take a turn into decidedly comforting territory. These Peach Ginger Raspberry Bites with Fir Honey are the perfect nourishing accompaniment to any chilly day and keep in the fridge for easy snacking on the go! Shop our Fir honey sale here to create your own deliciously easy bites!

Peach Ginger Raspberry Bites with Fir Honey

Makes 9

Gluten Dairy Egg Soy Refined Sugar Free

Ingredients:

8 oz oats

3 oz ground flax seed

6-9 oz coconut milk (or any milk or choice)

4 oz raspberries (we used organic frozen)

4 oz chopped pecans

1 large ripe banana

9 peach slices

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ginger

pinch of salt

100% Raw Premium Fir Honey (on sale now!)

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F
  2. In food processor, grind oats, flax, cinnamon and salt until desired consistency.
  3. Add coconut milk, banana. The mixture should be thick like oatmeal. Add more coconut milk if needed.
  4. Fold in raspberries and chopped pecans
  5. Form into bites. Press one slice of peach on top of the bites. Sprinkle extra cinnamon.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until desired softness.
  7. Allow to cool from oven for 5-10, then drizzle honey on top of each bite. Let honey sink into the bites. Enjoy warm or store in airtight container for 3 days.

Wedderspoon’s Gift Guide: Something For Everyone On Your List

Braving the crowded malls and superstores, eager shoppers bustle about, searching for just the right gift for all the loved ones on their holiday lists. With the best of intentions, they buy yet another golf shirt for dad, a sweater for mom and a gift certificate for their favorite sibling. While these presents are nothing to balk at, this year why not choose from our lust-worthy list of unique holiday goodies, perfectly curated for everyone on your holiday gift list? We promise, your family and friends will thank you.

For the Women in Your Life:

Queen of the Hive Face Contour Cream with Manuka Honey and Bee Venom 

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What better way to show you care than by gifting this luxurious nontoxic, Manuka honey-infused cream to all the beauty-loving ladies on your list? Our proprietary blend of clean, organic and natural ingredients work in synergy to stimulate, nourish and intensely hydrate the skin. Suitable for all skin types, this rich cream is sure to please.

For the Honey Lover:

100% Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16 and 12

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As if our 100% Raw Manuka Honey wasn’t sweet enough, we are offering 15% off our KFactor Gold Manuka 12 and 16 for the entire month of December!  Our gold line is housed in elegant glass jars, pretty enough to display during holiday festivities. Further, this Non-GMO verified super food is raw, never manipulated and comes in two distinct potencies, 16 and 12.

For Your Favorite Foodie:

Wedderspoon Holiday Gift Box featuring 100% Raw Gourmet Honeys in Beechwood, Rata and Dandelion 

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Not sure which honey will please the foodie on your list? With our Gourmet Holiday Gift Box, you don’t have to choose. Featuring our Beechwood, Rata and Dandelion honeys, our Holiday Gift Box takes the guesswork out of gifting. Each specialty honey is encased in its own reusable, recyclable glass jar, perfectly sized for pairing with cheeses, wines and fruits. Shop now and receive 20% off the Holiday Gift Box now through the end of the month!

For the Health-Conscious:

100% Raw Manuka Honey Limited Edition KFactor 22 

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Trying to wow your most health-conscious friend or relative? Look no further than our one-of-a-kind, Limited Edition Manuka Honey. Rare and unique, sourced from the pristine landscapes of New Zealand our Limited Edition KFactor 22 Manuka honey boasts our highest pollen count (over 90%) with the strongest antioxidant and immune boosting properties of our entire line of Manuka honeys. Bonus for the do-gooder on your list: 5% of proceeds from the sale of our Limited Edition Manuka go to fund bee conservation efforts at Rodale Institute!

 

 

Seasonal Satisfaction – Pumpkin Spice Granola with Manuka Honey

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Ever a fan of the ubiquitous fall pumpkin spice latte, this year I’ve begun exploring other non-caffeinated ways to appease my seasonal pumpkin cravings. So, when our resident kitchen maverick, Haley, concocted this Pumpkin Spice Granola using our newest Limited Edition KFactor 22 Manuka Honey, I was thrilled. Not only is this granola delicious and healthy, it’s also an incredibly convenient snack perfect for keeping your energy up while you enjoy the last of these beautiful autumn days! Eat up!

Ingredients:

-2 cups old-fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free oats if making this GF)

-1 cup raw pecan halves

-1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

-1/4 cup Wedderspoon Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 22

-1/4 cup melted coconut oil

-1/4 cup pumpkin puree

-1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

-1/2 cup shredded or shaved coconut

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray, or line it with parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine the oats, pumpkin seeds and pecans in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the Manuka honey, melted coconut oil, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, and salt together until smooth.

Pour the Manuka Honey syrup mixture over the oats mixture, and toss until everything is evenly mixed.

Spread the granola mixture out evenly on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add in the coconut (if using) and give everything a good stir.

Return the granola to the oven and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the mixture is golden. Remove and let the granola cool until it reaches room temperature.

Think Seasonal: Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Honey Dressing

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Whenever I find myself stuck in a cooking rut, I remember to think seasonal. Eating seasonally, or buying produce that is in season based on growing zone, always serves as a way to add variety to my meal planning when I’m feeling fed up with my usual fare. In honor of the recent transition to crisp days, we’ve created a fall-inspired Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Honey Dressing perfect for indulging the need for heartier meals. Enjoy!

Recipe

  • 1 cup Kale
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup tomato
  • 1/4 cup cucumber
  • 1/4 cup carrot
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • 1/4 cup red grapes
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup avocado
  • 1/4 cup asparagus
  • 4 ounces chicken breast

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Pumpkin Honey Dressing

  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Wedderspoon Limited Edition Manuka Honey KFactor 22
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon water

Steps:

Sauté broccoli + carrots  with a bit of non-stick olive oil spray and garlic powder (this makes the broccoli slightly charged and crunchy)! Do the same for the asparagus.

Mix all ingredients together and serve over the Harvest salad.

Excited to try our newest Manuka honey? Not only is our KFactor 22 the rarest and most unique of all our Manuka honeys, but it also boasts the highest pollen count (90%) with the strongest antioxidant and immune boosting properties of the entire line. We are thrilled to announce that 5% of sales from this amazing honey will be donated to support The Rodale Institute’s research on Bee conservation.

We are offering an incredible 20% off sale to celebrate non-GMO month so make sure to take advantage of these deals before the end of the month!

GIVEAWAY ALERT! Win a gift basket filled with non-GMO verified products with two of our best-selling 100% Raw Manuka Honeys KFactor 16 and 12 in 250 grams. Also included is our all new Gourmet Honey Variety Box with Dandelion, Rata and Beechwood rare honeys from New Zealand, a Wedderspoon apron and a handmade honey dipper made in the USA with recycled wood. Go here to enter!