Last month we wrote about the alarming increase in the production of fake honey. As we approach 14th February, perhaps we need to call on St. Valentine to come to our aid! Why, I hear you ask? Well, it is a little-known fact that, as well as being a saint that looks after lovers, St Valentine also has spiritual responsibility for beekeepers – and at St. Dalfour we need our beekeepers to harvest the best honey.
Honey, the food of gods, has been considered an aphrodisiac for centuries as well as a term of affection. Of course, there is also the term ‘honeymoon’ dating back centuries to when newly married couples drank mead, a honey based alcoholic drink, until the first moon of their union.
Here are a couple of St Dalfour recipe suggestions for a romantic day:
With its heart shape and red colour, Romans are said to have considered the strawberry as a symbol of Venus, the goddess of love. Strawberries are packed with vitamin C and can be used in so many dishes.
If you are still on a health drive, stir St. Dalfour strawberry conserve and St. Dalfour 100% honey into Greek yoghurt then dip strawberries in this healthy and delicious mix for a romantic treat. Or for something a little naughtier, try our recipe for sugar coated doughnuts filled with strawberry conserve.
Used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig symbolises both sexuality and modesty. Rich in amino acids, figs are full of potassium and high in antioxidants.
Drizzle ripe figs with St. Dalfour honey, sprinkle with almonds and pop under the grill for a few minutes. Serve with yoghurt or mascarpone for a sweet yet healthy dessert.
Say it with cake!
St. Dalfour strawberry conserve is the perfect cake filling – perhaps with some cream or mascarpone. With nineteen fabulous flavours to choose from, you can find the perfect St. Dalfour conserve for your loved one.
Or, start the day with breakfast in bed; St. Dalfour fruit conserves not only taste delicious and are the perfect accompaniment for croissants, pancakes or toast, they are 100% from fruit. No preservatives, flavouring, colouring or cane sugar – just all-natural ingredients.
This Valentine’s Day, say it with St. Dalfour!