On the Menu – Halifax Crafters Spring Market 2014

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Markets | One Comment

Blueberry Bakewell

Looking forward the Halifax Crafters Spring Market this weekend, April 5 & 6, 2014! Here’s our 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, buckwheat and flaxseed with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Lightly sweetened with organic brown rice syrup, brown sugar and applesauce, this granola truly is the breakfast of champions.

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!

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.

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.

Mini Banana Bundt Cakes with Brown Sugar Glaze – moist banana cake, made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with maple syrup topped with a delicious brown sugar glaze. Need I say more?

Blueberry Bakewell Tarts with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Icing – Bakewell Tarts are a traditional British sweet. Ours are made with gluten free amaranth, millet and quinoa pastry, filled with delicious local fruit and topped with almond frangipane and a dollop of vanilla bean buttercream icing.

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.

Triple Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Cookies made with coconut sugar, coconut oil and toasted coconut and laced with chunks of organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate. Seriously good.

A New Start

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News + Events | One Comment

BreakfastAfter two years of business, I’ve decided to take Honeyspoon in a different direction.  We will no longer be attending farmers markets on a weekly basis, but will be focusing on projects and special events – like the upcoming Halifax Crafters show.  In many ways, it’s been a very difficult and sad decision.  I will miss all of my wonderful customers –  you have all become like friends who I look forward to seeing every week – thanks so much for your support and kindness.  I will miss the camaradarie with my fellow market vendors – I love the way that we support, help and promote each other.  The managers of all the markets I’ve attended have also been wonderful – I know it’s a difficult job, but you do it so well that it looks easy!

I will still be baking and doing the things I love – like developing gluten-free whole foods recipes – and I plan to expand my blog and share them with you all.  ­I will be available for special orders, and I’m even working on a way for to get your Honeyspoon fix delivered to your door on a regular basis – stay tuned for further details.  I’m looking forward to seeing where the future takes us, hope to see you there!

On the Menu – Historic Farmers’ Market

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Markets | No Comments

Jar of Granola

Looking forward to the market tomorrow! Here’s 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!

Triple Coconut Blend Granola – Yes, that’s right – triple coconut! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews and pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical.

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!

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.

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.

Banana, Coconut, Millet Crunch Cupcakes with Maple Vanilla Buttercream – Banana cupcakes made with a blend of organic flours and sweetened with the delicious crunch of millet grains.  Topped with a maple vanilla buttercream, these cupcakes are a delicious – and wholesome – treat!

Apple Rhubarb Bakewell Tarts with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Icing – Bakewell Tarts are a traditional British sweet. Ours are made with gluten free amaranth, millet and quinoa pastry, filled with delicious local fruit and topped with almond frangipane and a dollop of vanilla bean buttercream icing.

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.

On the Menu – QEII/VG Partners for Care Farmers’ Market

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Markets | No Comments

Sweet & Salty

 

Looking forward to the market tomorrow! Here’s 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!

Triple Coconut Blend Granola – Yes, that’s right – triple coconut! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews and pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical.

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!

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.

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.

Banana, Coconut, Millet Crunch Cupcakes with Maple Vanilla Buttercream – Banana cupcakes made with a blend of organic flours and sweetened with the delicious crunch of millet grains.  Topped with a maple vanilla buttercream, these cupcakes are a delicious – and wholesome – treat!

Apple Rhubarb Bakewell Tarts with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Icing – Bakewell Tarts are a traditional British sweet. Ours are made with gluten free amaranth, millet and quinoa pastry, filled with delicious local fruit and topped with almond frangipane and a dollop of vanilla bean buttercream icing.

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.

On the Menu – Historic Farmers’ Market

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Markets | No Comments

Breakfast

 

Looking forward to the market tomorrow! Here’s 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!

Triple Coconut Blend Granola – Yes, that’s right – triple coconut! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews and pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical.

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!

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.

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.

Mini Apple, Parnsip and Ginger Bundt Cakes with Maple Caramel Glaze – almond and buckwheat flour cake with local apples and parsnips, as well as a ginger zing!  Topped with a maple sugar caramel glaze – yum!

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.

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.

On the Menu – QEII/VG Partners for Care Farmers’ Market

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Markets | No Comments

 

banana bundt maple

Looking forward to the market tomorrow! Here’s 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!

Triple Coconut Blend Granola – Yes, that’s right – triple coconut! Baked with organic extra virgin coconut oil and containing coconut flakes, cashews and pumpkin seeds – lightly sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar – this granola is vegan, wholesome and just a touch tropical.

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!

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.

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.

Mini Apple, Parnsip and Ginger Bundt Cakes with Maple Caramel Glaze – almond and buckwheat flour cake with local apples and parsnips, as well as a ginger zing!  Topped with a maple sugar caramel glaze – yum!

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About…Bakewell Tarts

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Food + Drink | No Comments

Anatomy of a Bakewell TartLots of folks who came out to the Historic Market yesterday (and thanks again everyone for making it a great first day) – were intrigued by the our Bakewell Tarts.  I thought I’d demystify the Bakewell Tart by taking a bite – what I will sacrifice in the service of science! – and labelling all the components that go into these delicious little morsels.  But first, a little history…

The Bakewell Tart is a traditional British sweet.  According to legend, it was invented in the 1860s at the Whitehorse Inn in the town of Bakewell, just south of Sheffield in Northern England.  A fruit tart was ordered, and the cook misunderstood and put the frangipane mixture on top of the fruit, instead of the other way around.  It was a busy evening at the Inn and there was no time to correct the mistake, so the tart was served as is, to much acclaim.

Our Bakewells differ a little from the original – we use a pastry made from wholegrain amaranth, millet and quinoa pasty, a filling of seasonal fruit, top it with a classic almond frangipane (a cake-like mixture of eggs, almond flour, butter and sugar with a touch of citrus), finish it all off with a dollop of smooth buttercream and finish it all off with a cute little garnish that hints at the yumminess inside.

Hope that you stop by one of our markets soon to try a Bakewell Tart – you won’t regret it!

On the Menu – Historic Farmers’ Market

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Markets | No Comments

Jar of Granola

Excited for our first day at the Historic Market tomorrow! Here’s 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!

Spiced Pumpkin, Almond & Millet Granola– Made with spiced pumpkin puree and almond butter, sweetened with honey and studded with pumpkin seeds, millet and almonds – this healthy and delicious granola is your perfect holiday breakfast!

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!

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.

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.

Triple Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Cookies made with coconut sugar, coconut oil and toasted coconut and laced with chunks of organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate. Seriously good.

Chai Spiced Pear & Fig Bakewell Tarts with Caramel Buttercream Icing – Bakewell Tarts are a traditional British sweet. Ours are made with gluten free amaranth, millet and quinoa pastry, filled with delicious local fruit and topped with almond frangipane and a dollop of caramel buttercream icing.

Mini Banana Bundt Cakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache Glaze – moist banana cake, made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with agave syrup topped with dark chocolate ganache glaze. Need I say more?

On the Menu – QEII/VG Partners for Care Farmers’ Market

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Markets | No Comments

Banana Bundt

 

We’re back at the QEII tomorrow!  Here’s 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!

Spiced Pumpkin, Almond & Millet Granola– Made with spiced pumpkin puree and almond butter, sweetened with honey and studded with pumpkin seeds, millet and almonds – this healthy and delicious granola is your perfect holiday breakfast!

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!

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.

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.

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.

Triple Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Cookies made with coconut sugar, coconut oil and toasted coconut and laced with chunks of organic fair trade 70% dark chocolate. Seriously good.

Chai Spiced Pear & Fig Bakewell Tarts with Caramel Buttercream Icing – Bakewell Tarts are a traditional British sweet. Ours are made with gluten free amaranth, millet and quinoa pastry, filled with delicious local fruit and topped with almond frangipane and a dollop of caramel buttercream icing.

Mini Banana Bundt Cakes with Dark Chocolate Ganache Glaze – moist banana cake, made with almond flour and lightly sweetened with agave syrup topped with dark chocolate ganache glaze.  Need I say more?

On the Menu – Hubbards Farmers’ Market – Christmas at the Barn

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Markets | No Comments

Jar of Granola

 

Looking forward to seeing all our Hubbards customers again tomorrow at Christmas at the Barn!

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!

Spiced Pumpkin, Almond & Millet Granola– Made with spiced pumpkin puree and almond butter, sweetened with honey and studded with pumpkin seeds, millet and almonds – this healthy and delicious granola is your perfect holiday breakfast!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rustic Pumpkin Tartlets – a silky smooth pumpkin filling flavoured with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, baked in a rustic quinoa, millet and amaranth crust.  This pumpkin-licious tartlet showcases the delicious flavours of fall.