Ville Magazine l Insider Access for City Lifestyle Mar/Apr 2016 / People Issue - Page 21

THE DISH SEATTLE BEE WORKS The Buzz: Sells honey, hosts urban hives, and provides general bee education. Pure, raw, antibiotic-free honey supporting the health of bees and humans. Available in wildflower, blackberry, and knotweed varieties. SEATTLE URBAN HONEY The Buzz: Started with 2 hives and has 60 hives located across north Seattle in the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington and the Snoqualmie Valley. You can find it at Phinney Farmers Market and University District Farmers Market. SUNNY HONEY The Buzz: In the main arcade at Pikes Place, Sunny Honey specializes in berry blossom honey. Their store also features select honey varieties from Washington produced by fellow beekeepers. In addition to honey, you can get items like their Worker Bee Body Balm. BALLARD BEE COMPANY The Buzz: Facilitates hive hosting with an aim to educate on the importance of bee ecosystems. The people hosting the hives get some honey, and the yards in their neighborhood benefit from the pollination. Their Ballard Bee Dark Cream Honey was a recipient of the national Good Food Award. ELLENOS REAL GREEK YOGURT Small batch and locally handcrafted, Ellenos is dedicated to authenticity. It contains only natural ingredients (milk, honey, cane sugar), and the honey is supplied directly from the hives located at Puyallup. This is the best yogurt you will ever taste. HONEY SRIRACHA BRUSSELS SPROUTS, BJ’S Crunchy, crisp fried Brussels sprouts tossed in Big Poppa Smokers’ Desert Gold seasoning with sriracha crema sweetened with honey. GOLDEN Written by: Lauren Adam l Photo: Elisanth Honey is the world’s healthiest candy. According to the National Institute of Health, honey is hygroscopic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. It’s also a nutrient rich probiotic. This ancient elixir is dripping with benefits proving it’s just as efficacious as it is delicious. It can soothe a cold, relieve allergies and boost energy. A honey harvest supports an allnatural, thriving ecosystem through biodiversity and crop pollination. You can call it science, but to beekeepers it’s an art. Flavor complexities come from the floral sources where the bees have fed, and there are more than 300 varieties of honey found in the United States alone. Each ranges significantly in flavor, aroma, and color. This year’s bounty won’t be harvested until summer, but behind the scenes the bees are just getting started. SEARED HAMACHI WITH TROPICAL FRUIT CARPACCIO, SEASTAR Japanese yellowtail fish is served with juicy golden pineapple and mango carpaccio, kiwi, and a sushi rice cake. It’s topped with habanero honey and toasted macadamia nuts. HONEY LAVENDER ICE CREAM, MOLLY MOONS Uses locally-harvested wild honey and bits of organic lavender from Sequim, on the Olympic Peninsula. RIGHT AT HOME Honey Bear Energy Mix ½ cup Sunny Honey North Cascade Fireweed Honey 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided 4 cups mixed nuts 2 ½ tablespoons superfine sugar Directions: Combine honey, butter, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in saucepan; bring mixture to a boil and boil 2 minutes while stirring constantly. Pour honey mixture over nuts and mix until nuts are coated. Spread on foil-lined cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Bake at 325°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until nuts are glazed and lightly browned. Cool for 3 Z[