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Mead Tasting - Experiencing the Taste of History
If you ever happen to be in Christchurch and are over 18, then definitely include mead tasting at Colony on your "free things to do in Christchurch" list. One of our favourite things is watching people taste a range of quality mead for the first time, as we talk through the story of this ancient drink, savoured throughout history by royalty and peasants alike, vikings and medieval knights, brides and grooms, or simply as a refreshing alternative to beer or wine. Originating approximately 9000 years ago (aro 7000 BCE) in ancient China, it is believed mead was created by accident as...
Hemp, Honey and Pollen Banana Bread
The texture of this banana bread is amazing - soft and bouncy!
Hemp provides a great source of protein and Omega 3 and Omega 6 oil, and bee pollen provides additional protein and a rich natural blend of vitamins and minerals.
Easy Chocolate Honey Cake
This is a super-easy recipe for an amazing chocolate cake that will really impress. Cake Base 90g (3/4 cup) baking cocoa 240g (2 cups) flour 7g (1.5 teaspoon) baking soda 120g (4 ounces) butter 240ml (1 cup) liquid honey 2 eggs 5ml (1t) Vanilla 240ml (1 cup) Natural yoghurt (Preheat oven to 170 degC on fan bake.) Clip the baking paper into the base of a 20cm spring-loaded cake tin and spray with cooking spray.Sift 1t of baking cocoa and 1t of flour together around the base. In a bowl, sift the baking cocoa, flour and baking soda together....
Chocolate-chip Honey Cookies
This recipe produces a large batch of approximately 40 cookies (or biscuits as we know them!), but we've never had a complaint of baking too many! 250g (1/2 pound) butter 80ml (1/3 cup) liquid honey 90g (1/2 cup) brown sugar 2 eggs 360g (3 cups) flour 15ml (1 tablespoon) baking powder 5ml (1 teaspoon) vanilla 300g (2.5 cups) chocolate chips (Preheat oven to 175 degC / 350 degF on fan bake.) Soften butter, then using a large bowl and an electric beater mix with honey and sugar and beat on high for at least 5mins until creamy. While...