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Cooking With The Color Green, Honey From Hive To Cup

Chef Daniel Orr presents a trio of recipes that all have one thing in common - the color green. And, Brothers Drake Meadery uses local honey to make honey wine.

cucumber slices

Photo: tom_focus (Flickr)

Save your tomatoes for another recipe. Our Green Gazpacho uses cucumbers instead.

Most if not all the customers that walk in who don’t have experience, they expect mead to be very sweet, syrupy almost.

But Woody Drake of Brothers Drake Meadery in Columbus, Ohio prides himself on crushing that stereotype of mead. I visit him in the store and taste some fruity, floral and spicy honey wines.

Before that, Patrick Skahill of WNPR in Connecticut visits a beekeeper to get some hands-on experience.

It’s a full day of cooking in the kitchen. Chef Daniel Orr combines some local honey and beets to create an amazingly versatile condiment.

And, our final trio of recipes all have one thing in common — the color green. Chef Orr harvests some mint, tomatillos and cucumbers from his garden for a drink, a salsa and a soup.

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From Bees To Honey To Mead

Oron Benary And Woody Drake Of Brother Drake Meadery

We visit Brothers Drake Meadery to taste their many varieties of honey wine. And what is killing all the bees? Harvest Public Media might have an answer.

Beet And Honey Vinaigrette With Orange

beets fresh from the ground

This versatile condiment goes well on just about anything, from a burger to a salad.

Cool Down With Two Refreshing Summer Cocktails

annie corrigan tasting a summer drink

Today on Earth Eats: two cocktails that utilize fresh herbs from the garden, and a look at a fast-growing hobby among do-it-yourself’ers – home brewing.

Salsa Verde With Fresh Tomatillos


This is not a raw salsa. We’re going to roast these vegetables off and get them a little carmelized.

Green Gazpacho With Cucumbers

Green Gazpacho

A bowl of cold soup is refreshing during these hot days. Change up your traditional gazpacho recipe by using cucumbers instead.

Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

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