Cooking with Honey

Ann Harman

By: Ann Harman





Spring is asparagus time. Some like it and some don’t. Here is a wonderful recipe for it.


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup dark ale or beer
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced or pressed garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cook asparagus your favorite way until barely tender. Drain. Com-bine the sauce ingredients and mix well. Pour over cooked asparagus. Makes four servings.


Strawberries appear around the end of May and continue into June. Be sure to visit any pick-your-own strawberry patches. Fresh strawberries dipped in honey make a delicious treat.


You can use non-fat milk, ice cream or yogurt if you wish

  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 2-1/2 cups strawberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 small mint sprigs (optional)

In blender combine all ingredients except mint. Blend about 30 seconds until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately in tall chilled glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs if desired. Makes four servings.


  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 5-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 cups brewed green tea, cooled

In blender or food processor combine strawberries and honey; process until smooth. Add orange juice concentrate; process until well blended. Stir into cooled tea. Serve over ice. Makes four servings.


When using honey in BBQ sauces, the sauce can scorch more easily and quickly than when using sugar. 1 pound chicken drumsticks

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chili sauce
  • Salt, to taste

Place chicken in shallow dish or in plastic bag. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over chicken. Cover dish. Refrigerate about one hour. Prepare grill. Then grill to desired doneness. Turn drum-sticks frequently.

All recipes from National Honey Board.

Will you be making ice tea or lemonade this Summer season? Use honey to sweeten it. Honey stirs into ice cold drinks quickly and easily.



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