A naturally thick, sweet, golden liquid, honey is a gift from bees. There are hundreds of types of honey, and their color ranges from light to dark. Considered a nectar of the Gods in some cultures, honey also varies in flavor from mild to strong— depending on the type of flower from which the bees collected the nectar. Honey is delightful drizzled on fresh fruit salads, spread over toast or added to hot tea. It is also used in baking, dressings, glazes and candies.
Honey-Ginger Citrus Dressing
Yields 1 3/4 cups
1/4 cup honey*
1/4 cup grated local, organic ginger root
2-4 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
1 teaspoon zest from lemon or lime
1 cup rice vinegar
In a small bowl, mix ingredients well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy with slices of fresh, local produce. *Honey shouldn’t be consumed by people under the age of two.
Amount Per 2 Tablespoon Serving
Calories 35• Total Fat 0g • Carbohydrate 10g • Protein 0g