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The Harvest Issue - September October 2017

6 Quick Ways with Honey
May/Jun 2008

1. Simmer a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of honey, the grated zest of an orange, 1 teaspoon grated ginger and a pinch of cinnamon to make a spiced honey-cranberry sauce.
 
2. To make a simple honey-chocolate sauce, bring 1/2 cup honey to a simmer in a small pot; remove from the heat and stir in an equal amount of chopped semi-sweet or dark chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

3. Glaze your ham with a whisked mixture of 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup grainy mustard and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar.

4. Cut yams or sweet potatoes into wedges, toss with canola or olive oil and roast on a baking sheet at 400°F for about 30 minutes. Brush with honey and roast for another 10 minutes, until tender and golden.

5. To make honey truffles, melt 8 ounces of chopped dark chocolate with 1/4 cup honey; chill, scoop with a spoon, and roll into balls. Dust with cocoa powder.

6. Put a scoop of vanilla ice cream into a tall glass and drizzle with honey. Mash until it’s soft, then pour over as much ginger ale as you like.