Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent. Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.
When I found out that this month’s featured product was honey, I knew there was only one place I could turn. Donna Hartley and her husband John own Black Forest Honey. Donna has spent some time on KRCC weaving sticky sweet tales of honey bee adventures. So I decided to ask her…just where do the bees go in wintertime? Take a listen:
Here’s more from Donna regarding her bees:
Commentary: Preparing Bees for Winter (from Western Skies)
The Bear and the Honeybee, and The Honeybee and Colors
Donna also shared some of her bee stories for the Citizen Report:
Click below for a recipe for Honey Smoothies from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Colorado Honey Smoothies
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Valley Country Club, Aurora, Colo.
1 Cup Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt
1/2 Cup Vanilla Soy Milk
1 ea. Banana, sliced
2 Tbsp. Colorado Honey
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy Cold.