Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Plight of the Honey Bees

I don't normally give product reviews or comments of things you find in the grocery store, but this one is so yummy AND it's for a good cause. If you didn't already know, the honey bee population is diminishing at an accelerated rate. Why should you care? Because honey bees pollinate a third of what we eat. If there are no honey bees, we have no food (ok, maybe not "no" food, but a lot less food). Haagen-Dazs is donating a portion of the proceeds from the special honey flavors to research at Penn State and UC Davis. I picked up a pint of the Hawaiian Lehua Honey and Sweet Cream Ice Cream which was the perfect end to my lazy weekend. To find out more about what you can do to help save the honey bees, click here.

Hawaiian Lehua Honey and Sweet Cream Ice Cream with Strawberry Sauce

8 strawberries, washed, hulled and quartered
juice from one lemon
juice from one medium orange
2 tbsp honey

In a medium saucepan, dissolve honey into the lemon and orange juice over low heat. Add strawberries and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir constantly for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Serve strawberry sauce over a scoop or two of the honey ice cream.

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1 comment:

Paula said...

Hi Esi, Great post! I've been quite concerned about honey bees for the past couple of years. They are noticably absent from my yard. How wonderful that Haage Dazs is doing this. Thanks for the link about it.