Father's Day Special: Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs with Whiskey Marinade

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Want to earn the Favorite card from Dad? Look no further than this baby back ribs recipe. Basted with delicious, healthy Love A Bee honey -- and a little whiskey, too! -- you're sure to win over Dad's heart this Father's Day. This recipe comes from Andy Ricker, head chef of Portand's renowned Thai restaurant Pok Pok




3 racks baby back ribs (about 5 pounds)

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whiskey

1/4 cup Love A Bee honey (we recommend All Over Honey

2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground white pepper

1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons hot water

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup fish sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup Korean red pepper flakes or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Arrange the rib racks in a large glass or ceramic baking dish, overlapping them slightly. In a medium bowl, whisk the soy sauce with the whiskey, Love A Bee honey, ginger, white pepper, sesame oil, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour the marinade over the ribs and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  2.  In a small bowl, combine the honey with the hot water. In a medium bowl, combine the lime juice with the fish sauce, soy sauce, pepper flakes, cilantro and sugar; stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3.  Preheat the oven to 300°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Arrange the ribs on the baking sheet, meaty side up. Roast for about 2 hours, until tender. Baste the ribs with the honey mixture and roast for another 15 minutes, until browned and glossy. Remove the ribs from the oven and baste again with the honey mixture.
  4.  Preheat a grill. Grill the ribs over moderately high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, about 4 minutes. Transfer the racks to a cutting board and cut into individual ribs. Arrange the ribs on a platter and serve the dipping sauce alongside.


Grilled Oysters with Light Amber Honey

Ingredients Serves 4

1 bunch spring onions (scallions)
20ml/4 tsp heather honey
1Oml/2 tsp soy sauce
16 fresh oysters

1. Preheat the grill (broiler) to medium. Mix the honey and soy sauce in a small bowl. Finely chop the spring onions and remove any coarse outer leaves. Add to the bowl and mix well.

2. Open the oysters and catch the liquid INGREDIENTS in a bowl. Leave the oysters attached to one side of the shell. Strain the liquid to remove any shell, and set aside.

3. Place a teaspoon of the honey and spring onion mixture on each oyster.

4. Place under the preheated grill for 5 minutes. Take care when removing the oysters as the shells retain the heat. Reserve the sauce from the oyster shells.

5. Allow the oysters to cool slightly before serving with bread to soak up the juices. Tip them into your mouth or lift them out with a spoon or fork.

Asian Honey Chicken


Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 4 servings

A take-out favorite that you can easily make right at home - and the homemade version tastes a millions times better!



  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup honey 
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste 


  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Working one at a time, dredge chicken in flour, dip into buttermilk, then dredge in flour again, pressing to coat. 
  • Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet, 3 or 4 at a time, and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water; set aside. 
  • In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine honey, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and stir in cornstarch mixture until slightly thickened, about 2-3 minutes; set aside. 
  • Serve chicken immediately, drizzled with honey glaze.

Honey and Pollen Granola Bars


1 medium, very ripe banana, peeled

cups raw oat flakes

1 cup raw almond butter or natural peanut butter

1/4 cup raw Love a Bee honey- we recommend our "All Over Honey"

2 TBSP bee pollen

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp ground cinnamon

Coconut oil, raw and unrefined


First, combine banana, oats, nut buter, honey, pollen, vanilla, and cinnamon in a food processor, or mix by hand in a large bowl. The second method will preserve the flakes of oatmeal in the granola bars.

Next, coat a large pan with coconut oil, and oil your hands well. Spread the dough evenly on the bottom of the pan. Cover with wax paper and place in the freezer for 24 hours; the dough should become firm and chewy.

After 24 hours, cut the bars into preffered sizes, and store the bars in a sealed container in the freezer. Enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from 


Honey Lollipops

These honey suckers are perfect sweet treat, and they also work wonders on sore throats. Try adding a 1/2 tsp of flavoring to spice things up, we suggest lemon juice or cinnamon. 


1/2- 1 c Honey - Light Amber recommended 

1/2 tsp. lemon juice or ground cinnamon (optional)

Candy thermometer

20 sucker sticks laid out evenly over a non-stick surface


Heat honey in a saucepan and check periodically with candy thermometer. When the honey reaches 300 degrees F, stir in flavoring of your choice, and spoon small amounts of the mixture onto each sucker stick, making sure to avoid overlapping. Let cool until candies are completely hardened. Store in plastic treat bags or in a mason jar separating the lollipops with wax paper. Enjoy!

Hot Water, Lemon, and Honey: The Cure

It's that time of year again! That's right, cold season. No one likes having a bad case of the sniffles, but it's a good excuse to try this warm and soothing drink made with real honey!


1 c. water

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 1/2 tsp Love A Bee honey 

1 small pc. ginger root (optional)

dash of cayenne powder (optional)


Boil water and add ingredients, stirring to mix. When fully combined, pour into a mug, stir in honey, and enjoy!


Acai Bowl Topped with Raw Honey

Even with winter approaching, we can't get enough of this frozen treat. Made with the super-food acai and drizzled with antioxidant-rich raw honey, this bowl is the ideal snack, and it's healthy, too!


To Blend:

1 packet of frozen acai (can be purchased in the frozen foods section of most grocery and health food stores)

1/2 c. frozen mango

1 banana

1/4 c. fresh strawberries (optional)

1-2 tsp. apple juice or almond milk


1/4 c. natural granola

1/2 sliced banana

1-2 tsp. Love A Bee honey

1 tsp dark chocolate chips (optional)

coconut shavings


Blend acai, banana, mango, berries, and apple juice/almond milk in smoothie blender until fully combined with a thick consistency. Pour into bowl and top with granola, fruit, and chocolate as desired. Be sure to drizzle some raw honey on top for sweetness! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Honey Bread - Seasonal

With fall festivities approaching quickly, this seasonal recipe will make the perfect snack, gift, or Thanksgiving treat, using sustainable and natural honey!

  • 1 cup raw Love A Bee honey
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


In large bowl, cream honey with butter until light and fluffy, then stir in pumpkin. Beat in eggs one at a time until thoroughly mixed. Sift together remaining ingredients and stir into pumpkin mixture. Divide batter equally between two well-greased 9 x5 x 3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let loaves cool in pans for 10 minutes, then invert pans to remove loaves and allow to finish cooling on racks.


Honey Healing

The soothing healing properties of raw honey have been used by beauticians for centuries; why not try them out with this easy home-made facial?


1 teaspoon raw Love A Bee honey

1 teaspoon mashed avocado

1 teaspoon plain whole milk yogurt

Directions: Mix mask until smooth, and apply to cleansed skin. Let mask sit for 20-30 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

The results: 

This mask softens skin with toning honey, moisturizing avocado, and lactic acid that refines and smooths pores.

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