Celebrating Mother's Day

I know it's a little late to be doing a Mother's Day post, but I might as well have it done now before the year ends, right? (Or worse, until Mother's Day next year.) Because neither of our mothers reside in Atlanta, (my mom is in Hawaii, while Ruben's mom is in Washington state), we celebrated the occasion by going on a little family outing to the Buckhead Spring Arts and Crafts Festival.

photo 2(2).JPG

We walked around, window shopped for potential art pieces for our home, and pigged out on delicious food truck food. I can't remember exactly what we ate, but I do know it was a cross between Asian and Mexican. They might have been Korean tacos.

photo 1.JPG

Snack Pack even made a little friend--another Bichon FrisΓ©! Isn't she darling? Every time I look at this picture, it makes me wish Snack Pack was female so that I could put bows in his hair just like this little girl.

photo 1(1).JPG

While we were here, we also stopped by the Cloister Honey booth to pick up my blogger sample kit, which contained several samples of their honey varieties. What makes Cloister Honey different from mass-produced honey is that their honey is 100% raw, (not pasteurized), and made without oils or artificial flavorings.

Even though I had my sample kit, we stuck around and sampled just about every honey they had, and chit-chatted with the owner about the best ways to utilize and consume the flavor infused honey. We ended taking home a bottle of the Vanilla Infused honey too, because we love all things vanilla.

photo 2(1).JPG
photo 5.JPG
Blogger sample kit honey varieties (left to right): Arbol Chili Pepper, Chipotle Pepper, Vanilla Infused, Bourbon Infused, Whipped Cinnamon

Blogger sample kit honey varieties (left to right): Arbol Chili Pepper, Chipotle Pepper, Vanilla Infused, Bourbon Infused, Whipped Cinnamon

Okay, so I'm slightly obsessed with the Vanilla Infused honey. I've been using it on EVERYTHING--in my yogurt, with cream cheese and bagels, in my green tea, drizzled on fruit, the list goes on and on.

I also really love the Arbol Chili Pepper Infused honey--I used my sample to make a salad dressing that Cloister Honey provided with my blogger kit. It was so good, I never want to buy salad dressing ever again! Here's what you'll need:

2 tablespoons Infused Arbol Pepper Honey
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine all the ingredients and enjoy with a salad! 

Have you ever tried honey from Cloister Honey? What do you like to eat/drink with honey?