We’ve got some sweet posts for the week ahead. This week is Honey Week at Eat. Drink. Better. in tribute to bees and all they do for us, including that delicious honey. To kick it off, I want to share a cool bee fact and a recipe.
Did you know?
- California’s almond orchards are the location of the largest pollination event annually. Nearly one million hives (about 50 percent) of the US honey bees are brought to the almond orchards each spring.
- The apple crop in just New York requires about 30,000 hives.
- 50,000 hives each year are needed for Maine’s blueberry crop.
- According to the USDA, one-third of our diets rely on insect-pollinated plants. 80 percent of this pollination is done by bees.
Recipe for Honey Curried Cauliflower follows the jump.
Honey Curried Cauliflower
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into fourths
1/2 cup honey
2 ts. olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp. sweet curry blend
1/2 tsp. salt
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the cauliflower into a 9×9 baking dish. Mix the honey, oil, and spices together. Pour over the top of the cauliflower. Add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for one hour in lower third of the oven. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes to get the tops of the cauliflower deep golden brown. Pour the sauce in the bottom of the baking dish over the cauliflower to serve.