Our Logo and Packaging

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Art + Craft + Design, Honeyspoon Loves | No Comments

When I was starting Honeyspoon, I had some definite ideas about the look and feel of our packaging and logo – I wanted a handmade rustic feel, and – well, that’s where my ideas ended! And, that’s where our wonderful designer Anna Stowe came in – she took all my vague ideas and turned them into the beautiful logo and packaging that we have today. I had long been a fan of Anna’s artwork, and have a few of her pieces in my home, so I knew that she would create something that I would love. In fact, Anna often knew what I would love even before I did! For example – I would have never thought of putting the colour yellow in our logo, but as soon as I saw it, I absolutely loved it and knew it was right for us – it’s the colour of sunshine, bumblebees, dandelions and, of course, honey – all the things that we stand for!

Anna also worked with me on our packaging – not only creating the graphic elements but also helping me think through how things would work, and what would be practical on busy market days. I love the way that our best before stamp is like our own little postmark, and the logo on our bag is reminiscent of the chalkboards that we use throughout our display.

Another instance of Anna anticipating what we would need even before I did are these wonderful spoon patterns. They are great for many applications like web and social media backgrounds, and – someday – a custom iphone case.

In short – we love our logo and packaging and hope you do too! We also love our designer Anna, who is not only brilliant, but a pleasure to work with and recommended unreservedly!

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for rain, but that didn’t stop us from baking up a storm! Here’s what’s on the menu:

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Brown Butter Hazelnut Brownies – the name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Blueberry Lemon Glazed Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter. Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, contains fresh local blueberries and is topped with a tangy lemon glaze.

Raspberry Peach Tartlettes – made with fresh peaches and local raspberries baked in a gluten free lemon and olive oil crust. Finished with a sprinkling of pistachios and a drizzle of honey and olive oil, these lightly sweetened tartlettes showcase the flavours of the season.

On the Menu – Hubbards Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

Looking forward to a great morning at the beautiful Hubbards Barn, and catching up with all my regular customers. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Summer Blend Granola – A light and delicious granola featuring millet, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds and flaxseed with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Lightly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup and applesauce, this granola truly is the breakfast of champions.

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with toasted pecans and caramel bits, finished with a sprinkling of sea salt. Made with almond and coconut flours – completely gluten free and completely delicious.

Brown Butter Hazelnut Brownies – the name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Blueberry Lemon Glazed Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter. Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, contains fresh local blueberries and is topped with a tangy lemon glaze.

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

Another sunny day in the forecast! Hope to see everyone at the QEII market tomorrow! Here’s what’s on the menu –

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Summer Blend Granola – A light and delicious granola featuring millet, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds and flaxseed with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Lightly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup and applesauce, this granola truly is the breakfast of champions.

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with toasted pecans and caramel bits, finished with a sprinkling of sea salt. Made with almond and coconut flours – completely gluten free and completely delicious.

Brown Butter Hazelnut Brownies – the name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Coconut Honey Macaroons – Crispy and chewy coconut macaroons sweetened with Nova Scotia honey and organic cane sugar. Drift away on a cloud of coco-nutty goodness.

Raspberry Pistachio Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter. Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, and contains pistachios and local cherries.

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

The weather forecast promises another beautiful sunny day – perfect for a picnic at the market. We’ve got dessert covered! Here’s what’s on the menu –

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Summer Blend Granola – A light and delicious granola featuring millet, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds and flaxseed with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Lightly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup and applesauce, this granola truly is the breakfast of champions.

Double Coconut Blend Granola – Back this week by popular demand! Two times the coconut, two times the delicious flavour! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews, pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical. An island holiday in a bowl!

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars – Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Salted Caramel Pecan Blondies – buttery blondies with toasted pecans and caramel bits, finished with a sprinkling of sea salt. Made with almond and coconut flours – completely gluten free and completely delicious.

Brown Butter Hazelnut Brownies – the name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Coconut Honey Macaroons – Crispy and chewy coconut macaroons sweetened with Nova Scotia honey and organic cane sugar. Drift away on a cloud of coco-nutty goodness.

Cherry Pistachio Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter. Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, and contains pistachios and local cherries.

Cafe Crush – Cafe Hawelka

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 in Cafe Crush | No Comments

Today’s cafe crush is all about another cafe that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting – Cafe Hawelka in Vienna.  Unlike the other cafes I’ve talked about, there is nothing modern about Hawelka – it’s all about a kind of cozy bohemian tradition.  In a city famous for it’s cafe culture, you will find establishments that are grander and more ornate, but there is just something special that draws me back to Cafe Hawelka every time I visit Vienna.

The Cafe has been owned and run by the Hawelka family since 1936. It’s also a bit of a love story – Josefine and Leopold Hawelka ran the cafe together until her death in 2005. In the early days, they slept on the floor out back and managed the work in shifts. Their son has now taken over, but Leopold continued to come to the cafe every day until his death in 2011 at 100 years of age. We saw him the last time we where there in 2009, sitting on his chair in the corner, watching over the business that had been his life’s work.

If you ever have the chance to visit Vienna, be sure to stop in, have a melange and a strudel and soak up the atmosphere.

On the Menu – Hubbards Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

 

We had a wonderful day at the QEII and a great response to our new summer blend granola.  It’s on the menu for Hubbards tomorrow, along with:

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Summer Blend Granola – A light and delicious granola featuring millet, almonds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and flaxseed with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.  Lightly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup and applesauce, this granola truly is the breakfast of champions.

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars –  Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Toasted Walnut, Ginger and Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies – buttery blondies with toasted walnuts, crystallized ginger bits and dark chocolate.  Sweet, zingy, crunchy deliciousness.  Oh, and did I mention they’re gluten free?

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Cherry Macaroons –  Our delicious coconut honey macaroons made even more delightful with the addition of fresh local cherries.  Tart and sweet!

Raspberry Pistachio Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter.  Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, and contains pistachios and local raspberries.

On the Menu – QEII Farmer’s Market

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Markets | No Comments

 

Looking forward to another great day at the QEII!  Here’s what’s on the menu –

Honeyspoon Blend Granola – Our signature blend of oats, almonds and hemp hearts coated in a delicious caramelized honey butter and toasted to golden, clumpy perfection.

Maple, Pecan and Olive Oil Blend Granola – This blend of oats, pecans, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds and pepitas, toasted with maple syrup and olive oil is a whole foods, vegan extravaganza!

Summer Blend Granola – A light and delicious granola featuring millet, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds and flaxseed with hints of vanilla and cinnamon.  Lightly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup and applesauce, this granola truly is the breakfast of champions.

Granola Flight – a great way to taste all three of our granolas – a 200g bag of each of our flavours, all packaged in a reusable (and very cute!) canvas bag.

Sweet & Salty Wedges – a mixture of dates, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and dark chocolate chunks finished with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes. This grain-free, energy-filled, versatile snack works with your morning coffee or your evening glass of red.

Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pecan Granola Bars –  Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate with dried cranberries, toasted pecans and coconut in our base of local organic oats. Sweet and tart, with hits of chocolate deliciousness.

Toasted Walnut, Ginger and Dark Chocolate Chunk Blondies – buttery blondies with toasted walnuts, crystallized ginger bits and dark chocolate.  Sweet, zingy, crunchy deliciousness.  Oh, and did I mention they’re gluten free?

Brown Butter Hazelnut Browniesthe name says it all. Organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and browned butter – all this and gluten free!

Strawberry Macaroons –  Our delicious coconut honey macaroons made even more delightful with the addition of local strawberries…mmm…strawberries.

Strawberry Pistachio Friands – the most popular cafe snack in Australia, friands are small, moist almond cakes made with browned butter.  Our version is made gluten free with buckwheat flour, and contains pistachios and local strawberries.