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