A few weeks ago, I won a giveaway on Julie’s blog.
Right? How is that even possible? I spent the entirety of 2010 not winning ANY giveaways and suddenly in the last month I won two.
I suppose we could write it off as one of those When It Rains It Pours-type things.
The sweet swag?
A jar of honey.
But not just ANY jar of honey.
Which is now the one and only thing I have in common with Ree Drummond and Alton Brown.
But back to the honey.
Julie went big this year and became a beekeeper. She researched the whole affair, built a hive and…kept it. For real. With the suit. With the smoker. With the honeycombs. The whole nine yards.
If you can imagine what beekeepers do, she was doing it.
So it’s pretty special, because it’s the first honey from the hive.
But it’s also pretty special because I know just how hard she worked and how far she has come since she ordered her beekeeper’s suit in March.
When she announced she was going to give some of it away? My jaw literally dropped.
That stuff is liquid gold.
So, now I’m left with the dilemma of what to do with it. Most certainly some of it will end up on my oatmeal. Drizzled on bread with butter. Blended into butter and served with cornbread. Licked off of a spoon. Painted on roasted meat as a glaze.
But I kind of want to action some baking with it as well. I just have a sense that some sort of bread/cookie/cake could be just an epically fantastic (and quite possibly extremely forgiving) mode of honey consumption.
Plus, it will keep the party going just a little bit longer.
What do you typically use honey in?
Have you ever won a blog giveaway? Was it a fantastic prize or did you end up receiving really bizarre stuff?