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Lemon, Honey & Blueberry Muffins

  This recipe is a Chelsea Winter one that I adapted slightly and is really delicious. These muffins are full of flavour, not too sweet and pretty low on refined sugar. They last well and also freeze really well (as if you will have any left-over).   Ingredients   2 ½ cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ cup caster sugar ½ cup honey, warmed if firm 1 cup coconut oil, melted 2 eggs 1 egg yolk zest of 3 lemons 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries   Preheat the oven to 190℃. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases. Place the milk in a non-metallic...

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Honey Oat Clusters Recipe

Honey oat clusters Whenever I get a spare five minutes I love to throw together some baking. This recipe is great as it’s super fast to make, pretty hard to mess up and you can customise it to suit your taste. It’s also an easy one for the kids to help with. I reckon that because they contain oats it totally counts as breakfast.  The cranberries and chocolate chips can easily be replaced with whatever kind of dried fruit you have in the pantry; almond and date, apricot and white chocolate, the options are endless! Ingredients 2 large bananas 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup shredded coconut 1/2 cup cranberries 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/3...

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Welcome to Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

This is it folks. We’re all in. We’re staking a whole lot on this little company. Earlier this year we sold our first home, moved in to a rental house, and backed ourselves to chase our dream to start our own small business. We bought our very first hives, and found homes for them on the bush fringes of the southern Coromandel Peninsula. We have been able to set up what we need to begin selling honey, straight to our local customers. So just like that, Hunt and Gather Bee Co. was born. It has been a huge decision. One that has made us nervous at times. Sometimes we wonder whether we probably should have bought a house for our expanding...

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Coastal Blend smoked kahawai

The tag line for out Coastal Blend Honey is ‘Smear it on a kahawai, and chuck it in the smoker’. Although, if I’m honest, when we wrote the line, we hadn’t exactly tried it out with this particular blend. So when we happened upon a beautiful fresh kahawai that my brother dropped round one Sunday morning, it was the perfect opportunity for us to make sure we weren’t printing 1000 labels of false advertising.  As it turns out, coating the fish in the Coastal Blend, before smoking it in the old Weber BBQ we scored at a local garage sale, over manuka coals, was an inspired combination. The honey, combined with a generous sprinkling of salt, kept the fish lovely...

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