> Snow in August August 10 2015
Can it snow in the South during the summer? Well, it kinda just did.
Usually, our Tennessee Snow whipped honey is a seasonal item, since it doesn't hold up well in cold temps.
However, we've made a special batch in celebration of being number one on Food & Wine magazine's "Editors' Top 10" list (August 2015 issue).
F&W staffer Julia Heffelfinger described our honey, saying, "This is so creamy, I'd spread it on a biscuit instead of butter."
We use this honey, which is also known as "spun" or "creamed" honey, on anything that calls for a spreadable topping, including biscuits, toast, cinnamon rolls and peanut-butter-and-honey sandwiches. (Try it with something from Nashville-based Nut Butter Nation, like the Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peanut Butter.)
It also can be stirred into tea and coffee — or, of course, eaten straight out of the jar.
Since you're on our website, you know you can buy it here, but if we're out try one of our retailers, including Savory Spice Shop in Franklin, Tenn.; or The Produce Place and Anderson Design Company, both in Nashville. This time of year, it's only in local shops where we can be sure it arrives safely and remains in an air conditioned environment.
> Sample a 'Taste of the South' November 15 2013
Currently featured by Garden & Gun as one of the magazine's "Southern-Inspired Stocking Stuffers."
When we came up with the idea of a honey sampler crate, it seemed only natural to showcase a taste of southern classics.
Unsung heroes, if you will.
Our 2013 limited-edition honey crate features Coastal Spring, Wildflower Summer and Tennessee Snow honeys, all tied up in a pine crate made by a southern craftsman.
The honey in this set represents the earthy, scrappy nature of the South and its native plants.
Coastal Spring honey was made from the gallberry bush, a scrubby, coastal plant and a prolific nectar source which honeybees love, found along the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts. This honey is a tribute to the salty survivor, like a lot of us Southerners — maybe not much to look at, but worth our weight in sweetness.
Wildflower Summer is the condensed, ephemeral taste of hot, country pastures and plains, full of clover, thistle, dandelion and privet nectars, and, of course, magnolia pollen. This variety jumps onto the tongue with a bold, classic taste (that’s the clover for you), then finishes with a tang, a tip of the hat to the non-native herbs that southerners are kind enough to plant.
Tennessee Snow honey is a tribute to our sense of place. While we’re not from Nashville, we love it here. We’d love it more with a little bit of snow in the winter … so we just made our own. Our creamed honey (also called spun honey or whipped honey) is perfect as an all-natural topping on cinnamon rolls, toast and even stirred into tea.
> Find us at these holiday events: October 29 2013
We carefully choose a handful of area craft and food events to attend each year.
We've already enjoyed Made In Nashville, a benefit for the TN Literacy Coalition, as well as the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival, which draws foodies from all over the Southeast, and the Edgehill Village Artisan Fair, a small neighborhood show in the hip and crafty Edgehill Village 'hood.
Now we're gearing up for holiday shoppers with four more events.
* Barn in the Bend (Madison, Tenn.) — Nov. 8 and 9 with a sneak peak the evening of Nov. 7 (Never done a barn sale, so can't wait to try a new experience!)
* Porter Flea Holiday (Nashville, Tenn.) — Dec. 6 and 7 (We were totally unprepared for this show last year — sold out before one 'o clock — so we'll be armed with lots of honey sampler crates and other gift items this year.)
* Studio Be Holiday Market (Nashville, Tenn.) — Dec. 6 and 7 (Met Shannon Wille at Edgehill Village Artisan Fair, and she handpicked us for this show; looks like a nice assortment of handmade crafts, gourmet food and art! There will be food and wine on the 6th.)