This week, I had the opportunity to bring a couple of my children to visit the home of local beekeeper, Libby Mack. Libby and her husband, Gerry, ditched corporate America to embrace the world of bees and make some VERY local honey. Sitting under a shady canopy of trees, a small group of moms and kids spent a lovely Charlotte summer morning learning all about bees and, of course, tasting the fruits of their labor… the delicious honey! (Click here to learn more about Charlotte’s own VERY LOCAL HONEY.)
This local field trip has had me trying to use honey in different ways… today’s experiment was Curried Chicken Salad and it truly came out delicious. And, of course, it was so easy to make – I will certainly be making it again soon.
Pulled chicken from a roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken
1 to 2 Tablespoons honey (drizzle the honey over the chicken – don’t measure it)
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1/2 cup raisins, chopped
2 Tablespoons diced onion or scallions
1 Tablespoon curry powder
Salt (I used a few sprinkles of sea salt)
About 1/4 cup mayonnaise
Combine all the ingredients. Serve alone, in a sandwich or on a salad. We were fancy tonight and served this for dinner with crispy french fries! Sadly there were no leftovers… Enjoy!