We Should Cocoa #32
First off I’d like to say a big thank you to Jen of Blue Kitchen Bakes for hosting the February ginger challenge and Lucy of The Kitchenmaid for the March fame challenge. Do have a look at the round-ups if you haven’t done so already. Human ingenuity is well represented.
So, onto this month’s theme – nothing fancy: leeks. Only joking, it is April Fool’s Day.
No, the real challenge is something else. Read on.
Last year in the UK, the weather was atrocious; not only did fruit and vegetables suffer, but so did pollinating insects like bees and butterflies. People weren’t too keen on it either. Let’s hope for a better one this year. Just our luck, 2012 was the year we got our bees which live at my mother’s. They have been having a very hard time of it and we are not sure if they will survive this year. The weather is currently too cold for them to be active.
So with this in mind, I’m hoping you will all support your local bee keepers by buying local honey. Although it is not traditionally harvested at this time of year, it’s warm colour and sweet taste remind us of the good things to come, spring being the herald to summer. April is when bees start to get properly busy (usually). You may have guessed by now, this month’s We Should Cocoa theme is honey.
For some inspiration, if needed, have a look at some of the honey and chocolate recipes I’ve tried in the past.
Here is a quick reminder of how to submit your entries:
E-mail the link to your submission (one only per challenge please) and include: your name, the name of your blog, your recipe title and a photograph (please can you make these no bigger than 800 x 600 pixels) to: email@example.com
If you want to find out more about the plight of bees head to the Soil Association.