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!

 

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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BLOOD ORANGE WITH MANUKA HONEY MASCARPONE SPREAD

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This recipe will tantalize the tastebuds and brighten any cold, winter day. Packed with Vitamin C from the citrus, drizzled with a decadent topping, you can’t go wrong with this snack!
1 Grilled Blood Orange 
2 TB Marscapone Cheese
Crushed Walnuts
Optional Orange Chocolate
Pomegranate seeds 
 
Grill or broil, halved blood orange 
Spoon the marscapone cheese on top, drizzle honey and add crushed walnuts, pomegranate seeds and chocolate shavings.  
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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.

Wake Up Your New Year with the Fir Honey Hottay Latte

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Whether you’ve opted out of the ball-dropping festivities or spent New Year’s Eve dancing until sunrise, we all deserve to start out the new year on the right (caffeinated) foot. Our Fir Honey Hottay Latte, more delicious than the ubiquitous mimosa and far healthier, is the perfect companion for contemplation on the first morning of the year. Enjoy!

It’s been our pleasure to share our year with you, see you in 2016!

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Ingredients:

Small handful of nuts (we used cashew but almond, pecan or walnut is good)

Concentrated coffee

Fir Honey

Directions:

  • Take a small handful of nuts and soak them in about 5 oz filtered water for 30 minutes.
  • Brew coffee so that it is concentrated and strong!
  • Blend nuts in high powered blender until the ‘mylk’ is smooth and silky.
  • To make ‘mylk’ extra hot, place small saucepan on stove half-filled with water.
  • Pour ‘mylk’ into glass cup and place cup in saucepan over medium heat. Allow to warm for a few minutes.
  • Pour into cup, add honey and coffee and stir.
  • Add a teaspoon of raw cacao powder for an additional nutritional chocolatey boost.

 

 

Raw Honey Praline Bites w/ Chocolate Drizzle

It’s that time of the year again, holiday party time! Unfortunately, when the number of holiday party invites exceeds the number of dessert recipes in your repertoire, you’re left scrambling to find a suitable sweet to offer up as you flit from event to event. Thankfully, Wedderspoon’s resident chef has spent hours slaving away in the kitchen so you don’t have to! So as to not damage your social butterfly status, why not bring these Raw Honey Praline Bites w/ Chocolate Drizzle stunners, made with our Raw Beechwood honey, with you to your next soiree? Enjoy!

 

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Raw Honey Praline Bites w/ Chocolate Drizzle

Makes about 9 bites

Ingredients:

 

BITES

6 oz raw pecans

2 oz shredded coconut

7 oz pitted dates

2 oz Wedderspoon Beechwood Honey

pinch of salt

pinch of vanilla powder

 

CHOC DRIZZLE

1 oz coconut oil, gently melted

.5 oz Wedderspoon Beechwood Honey

.5 oz raw cacao powder

pinch of salt

 

Toppings: pecans, coconut flakes, cacao nibs…

 

Directions:

  1. Pulse pecans, coconut, salt, and vanilla in food processor until very fine
  2. Add dates and honey, pulse until dough forms. Taste! A little salt is good in this recipe as it brings out the toffee flavours in the pecans, dates, and honey.
  3. Press dough in pan. We used a 3×3 square lined with parchment for easy removal
  4. Allow to set in freezer for one hour
  5. Mix melted oil, honey, salt and cacao to make the drizzle
  6. Remove bites from freezer, cut into desired pieces, then drizzle chocolate; we also garnished ours with whole pecans
  7. Keep in fridge up to a week or store in freezer if they last that long!

 

 

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!