Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Honey Buzz: Valentine's Day Recipe

Honey Buzz: Honey, Chocolate and Hazelnut Spread

Easy, raw, gluten free, dairy free, guilty free!


• 1/2 cup hazelnuts
• 1/8 cup cocoa powder
• 4 tablespoons honey, liquid or creamy
• 1/2 tablespoon hazelnut oil
• pinch sea salt


• Roast the hazelnuts at 350° for 8-10 minutes until they darken a bit and smell fragrant
• Transfer the hazelnuts to a towel and rub off the skins
• In a food processor, grind the hazelnuts to a smooth butter, about 5 minutes, scraping the sides as needed
• Add the cocoa, honey, oil and salt and process until well blended, about a minute
• Store in a glass mason jar in the refrigerator
• Bring to room temperature prior to serving.
• Spread over crusty bread, waffles or crepes add strawberries and raspberries!

Red Bee Events for February

Red Bee Skin Care Workshop
+ Saturday, February 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rossape Sustainable Skin Care Workshop, Weston, CT
Spend a fun Saturday at beekeeper Marina's
Red Bee Cottage in Weston,
CT and learn the basics on how to make your own skin care
using ingredients from your kitchen.
Reserve your place early-limited space!

Beekeeping as a Hobby
+ Wednesdays, February 9 & 16, 2010 at 7:00 till 9:00p
Beekeeping is a fantastic hobby that gives the beekeeper an opportunity to learn about nature and the necessary role the Honey Bee plays in our world.
Instructors: Marina Marchese, founder and owner of Red Bee Honey and author of

Honeybee and Bobbie Meyzen, of Honey Bee Farm. Wilton Continuing Education-CT

Honey Tasting at Westport Farmers Market
+ Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:00 till 1:00p
Join us for a Tasting Flight Weston's Red Bee's Artisanal honeys
and book signing at Westport Farmers Market with beekeeper and HONEYBEE author Marina Marchese 7 Sylvan Avenue Westport, CT 06880

Honey for your Honey-RSVP
+ Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 1:00pm till 4:00pm
Join us for a Valentine's Day Honey Tasting and Open House at Red Bee Apiary
with beekeeper and honey sommelier Marina Marchese
Honey Tasting at 1-1:30pm Open House till 4:00 pm

Tarry Market
+ Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 12:00pm till 4:00pm
Join us for a Valentine's Day Honey Tasting at Mario Batali's Tarry Market.
Beekeeper and honey sommelier Marina Marchese will be signing copies of her book HONEYBEE
Tarry Market 175 N. Main Street Port Chester, NY

FEBRUARY 19 & 20
Coffee and Tea Festival NYC
+ February 19 & 20, 2011 at 11:00am till 5:00pm
Beekeeper and honey sommelier Marina Marchese will be signing copies of her book HONEYBEE
Red Bee's signature Honey Tasting table-single-origin nectar sources.

Darien Community Association Lecture Series
+ Tuesday, Feruary 22, 2011 at 10:00am
Marina Marchese will discuss and sign copies of her book Honeybee.
Darien Community Association at Email
Meadowlands at 274 Middlesex Road, Darien, CT

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Yum! on the recipe, thanks for sharing!