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Springtime Favorites

This Week
in The Savory Pantry

Porch, patio, and pool season are upon us! We’ve got everything to bring your indoor bar or outdoor bar cart up to spring snuff. Look for flavorful new mixers in our Cocktail Shop. Update your bar’s spring wardrobe with new barware like our Hoffman Barspoon and Yarai mixing glass, when you prefer your cocktails stirred, not shaken. We’ve got attractive acrylic coupes that are safe for pergola or poolside; fill them with bright cocktails, icy cold shrimp cocktails, or vanilla ice cream drizzled with Lick My Spoon's award-winning Caramel Sauce. Rest your coupe on one of our humorous or classic cocktail napkins to complete the experience.

Calling all racing fans! With the three legs of the Triple Crown just around the bend, we’re blowing our bugle for you. Entertaining for the May 6 Kentucky Derby, May 20 Preakness, and June 20 Belmont Stakes is easy with our Gifts for the Horse Racing Enthusiast. Start your day or theirs with a Bloody Good Bloody Mary, grab a tasty snack with our Instant Antipasti Platter, and spread a blanket with our Willow Picnic Basket (for 2 or 4). From Classic Mint Julep Kits to golden-shod Horse Racing Cocktail Picks, you’ll be prepared to run for the roses and more.

It’s almost time to make her Mother’s Day memorable with a thoughtful gift from our Mother’s Day shop. Perhaps she’d enjoy the refreshment of our Summerdown Chocolate Peppermint Creams, a Kobo Seed Candle in Lavender or Poppy which she can plant and continue to enjoy, some hand-milled Luxury Italian Soaps, our Afternoon Tea & Shortbread Gift, or our Mediterranean Citrus Gift—perfect for an Italian evening fit for a queen.

Our Featured Producer:
Patagonia Bee Products

When native Arkansan Jacob Perry went to South America for a backpacking trip in 2011, little did he know that he’d taste a honey whose flavor would captivate him so significantly that he wouldn’t be able to get it out of his mind for years to come. Not only would he launch Patagonia Bee Products to share geographically unique “hive to hand” honeys with the world, but in the process, Patagonia Bee Products would be the impetus for the revision of Chilean law to better support the livelihoods of small beekeepers and food producers, as well as providing economically sustainable support for rain forests. When you insist on the highest standards in taste, beekeeping, and personal relationships, incredible results are possible.

Patagonia Bee Products coined the term “hive to hand” to describe their process of bringing honey from the hive of a beekeeper to the hand of the consumer without much involvement aside from jarring and shipping, ensuring their honey is in the most unmolested, unadulterated form possible, simultaneously preserving its health benefits. Each jar comes from a single beekeeper, preserving the uniqueness of a place and a harvest season. Every beekeeper takes their honey, when ready, to a small plant registered with the Chilean government, where it is simply placed in a jar. It is not pasteurized, ultra-filtered, or homogenized, and nothing is added to it.

In every bite, lick, or drizzle, you’ll experience the lush rainforests of Patagonia as a taste. Like wine, honey imbues flavors and aromas from the flowering trees visited by the bees who make it, imparting luscious floral properties into the honey. Since the hives that yield Ulmo, Tiaca, and Tineo honeys (named for the flowers pollinated by the bees producing them) border the pristine, native, largely untouched rainforests of Chile, a single taste instantly transports you. Because these flowers are endemic to the virgin rainforest, Patagonia is the only place in the world these honeys are found. You’ll be hard pressed to find honey more delicious and pure.

Learn about Patagonia Bee Products, the myth about local honeys and allergies, setting dignified wages for beekeepers, and more in our Meet the Maker interview on our Taste.Savor.Share. Blog.