Squeeze more Happiness into your home
The kitchen is the heart of happiness in a home.
It’s a space to create, collaborate and feed the people we live, love and laugh with. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for ways to make kitchen creations easier and fun for the whole family - and one of nature’s finest, Happy Valley honey, ticks all of those boxes. Check out how a little squeeze of honey can add nourishing, delicious touches to your culinary repertoire.
Rise and shine
Whether your morning style favours smoothies, oats or pancakes, honey is the magic ingredient for adding just the right touch of natural sweetness. For example, the secret to the most scrumptious of smoothies is adding a cheeky squizzle of Happy Valley’s Squeezy Honey. The squeezable format of this creamy-yet-pourable honey makes it super easy to get breakfast on the table any day of the week.
Savour the taste
Beautifully sticky with an undeniably sweet flavour profile, honey also makes the perfect partner for savoury dishes. Think honey-roasted carrots, sweet-and-salty chicken wings, sticky ribs, five-spice sticky honey pork – the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Happy Valley’s Squeezy Rewarewa and Multifloral Mānuka are the Bite kitchen’s favourite flavours when going savoury and not just because of their incredible taste. With minimal processing and a lack of heat treatment, their raw honey retains all its essential goodness, too.
As we head into the tail end of winter, embrace the comfort and warmth of a hot drink that contains the nourishing properties of honey. Happy Valley has both a UMF® 5+ and 10+ Mānuka honey in squeezable format, making it even easier to ‘squeeten’ your drinks in an instant. While a traditional lemon and ginger drink is always a winner, you can also take your drink to the next level by curling up with your favourite Netflix and a Hot Honey Toddy (bourbon optional!). Cinnamon-spiced milk with honey is perfect for a wholesome treat, or use the honey as an alternative sweetener for your cocktails – think the Bee’s Knees, made with gin, fresh lemon and honey. Ready, set, shake!
Sweet tooth without the refined sugar
Honey is a versatile pantry staple that sits pretty in many recipes, meaning you can throw out that refined sugar. Honey’s natural sweetness means you can use less sugar in recipes, too. Treat dinner guests to salted honey ice cream, topped with a squeeze of clover honey, or treat the family to a batch of fresh cookies. Or you could really push the dessert boat out with homemade honeycomb and cream sponge cake. Happy Valley’s Squeezy Clover Honey is our pick for hitting that sweet tooth every time.
Cooking with kids might be messy, but it’s one of the loveliest ways to spend time as a family. It’s a given that little people love getting their hands dirty, but you can minimise the stress of a bombsite kitchen with a product like Happy Valley Squeezy Kids Honey, 100 percent natural New Zealand honey with no spoon required. Kids love the autonomy of being able to get involved and squeezing the honey, while the absence of sticky fingers is a bonus for any clean cook. It’s a win-win!