Why Organic is More Important for Honey

Let’s talk about the miraculous species of organism known as Apis mellifera. Bees. The kind that make honey. Luigi Manias, beekeeper and native of Sardenga, tells us that bees have a way of concentrating elements found in their environment. That actually explains a lot. It explains why corbezzolo honey is so bitter, even if the fruit…

The Seasonality of Honey

Eccentric, wild, free, and yes, un po’ pazzo… in the best possible way. This is how we would describe our beekeeper Luigi Manias. And his honey? Also crazy. Crazy good. Luigi goes to extreme measures to make sure his honey is a reflection of Sardenga’s landscape. What does that mean? Pure, clean, organic, and a product of…

Corbezzolo. The renegade of Honeys.

While all the other honeys bring sweet pleasantries, Corbezzolo arrives with a bang. A bang that rocks your taste buds with exotic, bitter, herbal flavor. This is not like any honey you know. It is the non-conformist of the honey world. Why? Because it is bitter. That’s right, BITTER honey. Corbezzolo honey is an ingredient…

The Best of 2014: Luigi Manias Corbezzolo Honey

Dissapore is definitely one of our favorite Italian food blogs. They write about all the best food makers in Italy and, as you might expect, are constantly mentioning our producers. Dissapore just came out with their 2014 best list, entitled The Best of 2014: 30 incredible things we ate this year. In the top 10 was Luigi Manias’s Corbezzolo…

Elizabeth Minchilli’s Seadas with Corbezzolo Honey

Seadas are a dish that we enjoy often in Sardegna, but have never made ourselves. Thanks to our friend Elizabeth Minchilli that is about to change! Check out her how-to video for making these fried classic Sardo pastries. Want to know the secret to making these? It’s the honey, honey 😉 As, Elizabeth Says: “the most important part…

In Sardegna – Discovering Corbezzolo Honey

During a recent call with Luigi Manias in the hills of Sardegna we were very surprised when we heard a cheery American voice on the other line. Lindsey is a wonderful young woman who works full time in TV in Massachusetts. How does she spend her vacations? Volunteering with WWOOF! Specifically traveling to Sardegna and helping…

Peach Paradiso with Millefiori Honey

Summertime’s peaches call for just one thing: Millefiori Honey by eco-obsessed, crazy-passionate beekeeper Luigi Manias. Luigi’s bees fly through the pollution free Sardinian countryside. They produce honey so aromatic, you can almost taste the nectar of Sardegna’s Mediterranean wild flowers. Luigi’s Millefiori Honey, paired with peaches, is paradiso!… click here to read more about it in our…

Butternut Squash with Corbezzolo Honey

This is a Fall/Winter Caponata, where, instead of eggplants, you use butternut squash. It is an adaptation of a Mario Batali recipe for the TV program “The Chew”, which for some reason, we never watch. We were made aware of it, and the recipe, as a result of a surge in orders for our Corbezzolo…

Almond Milk – Milking the Almond for All its Worth

With the alternative milk craze in the USA, you may not realize that Almond Milk is a traditional Sicilian treat used in many recipes as well as consumed alone as a refreshing drink. At Caffe’ Sicilia in Noto, Sicily, fresh almond milk is on the menu right next to your typical Italian caffe’ refreshments. We love to…

Asphodel Honey by Luigi Manias from Sardegna

Luigi Manias keeps his bees in Mount Arci National Preserve. The richness of the flora is well reflected in the qualities of production of Asphodel Honey. Asphodel is a herbaceous bush producing flowers that resemble lillies. The honey has a warm amber color. To the nose, an herbaceous base which develops in a wide gamma…