Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chicken Marinades Using Honey

Over at Sheri's Sweet Life, you can find three quick and easy recipes for marinades, as well as a concise explanation of what makes a marinade work properly. If your default marinade is Italian salad dressing, expand your horizons! Marinades can bring healthier foods to life with zesty flavors.

If you have time, look at her blog and see the beautiful tribute her husband wrote on her birthday. Sweet!

Image of some yummy chicken and healthy veggies via Stir Crazy Restaurant -- a Cambodian restaurant in Massachusetts with some amazing looking dishes!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mark Featured in MSU Extension Service's Landmarks Magazine

My beekeeper is famous.

Thanks to my job with Extension, we got asked to contribute to an article on beekeeping as part of series on "DIY Food." I thought it was only released as part of their media packet, but they turned it into a magazine story too. It's in the Summer 2010 issue, and it's archived here. He's on page four, in all of his duct-taped glory.

Think you've seen that picture before? You have. Right here. I even got a photo credit!

Bee Pretty,


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Country Woman Magazine Invites Contribution of Healthy Honey Recipes

In the December/January issue of Country Woman magazine (page 64), Food Editor Wendy Stenman issued a call for "Healthy recipes using honey." Recipes can be submitted through the CW Web site or through postal mail. Contributor's Guidelines give more specific information. If your recipe is published you should receive a complimentary copy of the magazine in which your contribution appears. If I had any honey to give away to inspire you to contribute, I would. But I hope you'll give it a try. I'm considering contributing one myself!

Here's a bit of technical trivia: recipes can't be copyrighted. A list of ingredients constitutes facts, not creative expression. Of course, there are ethical and etiquette issues to consider, and it's always advisable to say "adapted from," "based on," or "inspired by" if you haven't invented the recipe from your own culinary genius. You can read more about this copyright issue here and here.

If you have any recipes you want to share here, please post them in the comments!

Bee Healthy!

Image via Plant Teacher, which includes thorough explanations of honey, propolis, pollen, etc. I can't vouch for the rest of the Web site, however, so explore it with discretion (unless you're keen to learn about plant-based drug-related practices ranging from alternative medicine to well, you know.)