The secret ingredient in our butter chicken recipe gives this Indian favourite a unique twist. The deliciously creamy, tomato gravy with just a hint of honey sweetness is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family!Ingredients500g chicken thighs, skinless & bonelessMarinade⅓ cup plain unsweetened greek yoghurt1 Tbsp. butter, melted3 tsp. garlic, minced2 tsp. ginger, grated1 tsp. saltSauce½ cup raw cashew nuts, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes50g butter1 tsp. garlic1 tsp. turmeric powder1 cup tomato puree1 tsp. garam masala3 Tbsp. MVH Kānuka HoneySalt to season1 Tbsp. creamMethodCut the chicken into 3cm cubes. Mix in a bowl with the marinade ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or overnight.Place the chicken (putting aside any
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Kanuka honey is a lovely honey with a silky, light, sweet floral taste. A member of the myrtle family, otherwise known as tea-tree, Kanuka honey is mānuka’s shy cousin, and one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets.
Research indicates that Kanuka has high levels of hydrogen peroxide and unique anti-inflammatory properties. This research suggests it may be an effective treatment for skin conditions such as rosacea, cold sores, and actinic keratosis.
Kanuka honey can be applied topically, straight from the jar, or used as a fragrant face mask.
Learn more about Kanuka Honey’s unique health benefits HERE.
Kanuka Honey is a delicious floral honey with rich, complex flavours. Add fragrant sweetness to your tea, or stir it into hot lemon drinks on cold wintry days.
The colour of glowing amber, Kanuka honey has a light silky texture.
A heady fragrance, infused with warm summer fruit.
Our Kanuka is sourced from the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Mt. Richmond Forest Park regions.
Kanuka Honey Reviews
New Zealand is renowned for Manuka honey, but have you heard of Kanuka honey? Not many people know about Kanuka honey, despite research pointing to a range of health benefits. In this article, we answer the question “What is Kanuka Honey” and highlight some of the associated health benefits.Kanuka honey is derived from the nectar of flowering Kanuka trees, which can grow as tall as 30 meters. It’s cousin, Mānuka, are smaller trees that can grow as tall as 10 meters.Both trees are endemic to New Zealand’s native forests but Mānuka accounts for about 70 to 75 per cent of the country’s honey exports. In all, New Zealand exports around $350 million worth of honey a year to various countries like Australia, the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, Belgium, and more.
Most people have heard of Manuka honey and its health benefits. But most people haven’t heard of Kanuka honey. To understand the difference between Manuka vs Kanuka it’s best to look at the research.Despite being a lesser-known New Zealand honey, Kanuka is beginning to gain popularity. As well as sharing many of Manuka honey’s special properties, Kanuka honey has a few tricks of its own. It’s no wonder scientists are starting to pay Kanuka some serious attention.Both honeys come from plants native to New Zealand. In fact, Manuka and Kanuka are close cousins, which explains why their nectar shares so many special characteristics. But, research is ongoing into the specific differences between Manuka vs Kanuka honey.Since we know quite a lot more ab
While the world continues its love affair with Mānuka honey, the delights of Kānuka, its close cousin, are still a bit of a well-kept secret. It’s almost as if we Kiwis have agreed to keep Kānuka all to ourselves. That won’t last forever though — people are catching on fast.Before Mānuka honey became so wildly popular, nobody really distinguished much between Mānuka and Kānuka honey — even though they come from different plants. In spite of the fact that these plants flower at slightly different times, back then beekeepers didn’t keep a close eye on flowering. It is also difficult to distinguish between them in a lab, because the pollen looks almost identical under the microscope. To the untrained tongue, these honeys also taste quite alike, a
This Summer semifreddo is a deliciously fresh dessert that is perfect at the end of a long Summer day. Semifreddo is a beautiful alternative to ice cream and doesn’t require an ice-cream churner. Serves 4.IngredientsPeaches4 ripe peaches4 Tbsp. MVH Kānuka Honey25g butterSemifreddo9 egg yolks1 cup caster sugarScraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean2 Tbsp. MVH Kānuka Honey250g crème fraîche600ml thickened creamTo Serve4 gingerbread biscuits (homemade or store-bought)4 small sprigs of lemon thymeLeftover peach halvesPeach semifreddoMethodPeachesPreheat oven to 180 degrees C and line a baking tray with baking paper.Cut the peaches in half and remove the stones.Transfer to the baking tray and dollop ½ Tbsp. of MVH Kānuka Honey into the stone
Originating in India, chai tea has become immensely popular all over the world and is now a feature in many cafes. If you’re craving a decadent hot drink that you can enjoy at home then try this delicious recipe that uses our Kanuka Honey as the perfect sweetener.Ingredients ½ star anise5 whole cloves5 cardamom pods1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp. ground nutmegPinch of ground ginger2 peppercorns1¼ cup water2 black tea bags1½ Tbsp. MVH Kanuka Honey ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup milk of choiceWhipped cream (optional)Method Crush the star anise, cloves and cardamom pods. Add all of the spices, water, tea and honey to a saucepan and simmer over a low heat for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and stir through the vanilla. Heat the m
Is there anything better than fresh homemade bread that’s come straight out of the oven. This recipe is the best thing since… well, you know. Be warned though, it will probably be gobbled up before it’s even had a chance to fully cool – it’s that good!Ingredients3½ cups high grade flour½ tsp. surebake yeast2 tsp. sea salt¾ cup dried cranberries½ cup walnuts, chopped1½ cups water, room temperature3 Tbsp. MVH Kānuka HoneyMethodAdd the flour to a large bowl. Add the yeast to one side of the bowl and salt to the other. Mix in each side with a wooden spoon before mixing together well.Mix the cranberries and walnuts through the mixture.In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey and water. Pour into the flour mixture and stir together until
With the less than ideal weather we’ve been having, its the perfect time to snuggle up and whip up one of Mary’s Honey Tarts! It’s delicious and can be enjoyed all year round, recipe below:Base1 ½ cups plain sweet biscuit crumbs90g butter, melted1 ½ tsp. mixed spiceHoney filling2 eggs, slightly beaten1 300g carton sour cream1/3 cup MVH Kānuka Honey (or MVH Autumn Gold Honey)¼ cup flaked almondsWhipped cream, toasted flaked almonds and icing sugar to decorate.InstructionsLightly grease a 23 cm flan tin. Combine crumbs, butter and spice in a blow. Press evenly over base and up the side of the prepared tin. Refrigerate while preparing filling.Filling, Place eggs, sour cream and honey in a bowl. Stir until combined. Pour filling into crumb cru
Throughout history, honey has been regarded as one of the world’s oldest medicines, with even Ancient Egyptians understanding how to use honey to heal infected wounds. In recent years, Mānuka honey has gained great scientific interest with research showing it has unique and powerful antibacterial properties. However, there may be a new honey lining up for the crown — Kānuka honey. What is Kānuka Honey?Kānuka honey is made from the nectar and pollen of the Kānuka tree (Kunzea ericoides). It has silky texture and a unique taste, with hints of dark caramel, burnt marshmallow and cola. The Kānuka tree is a member of the myrtle family (a.k.a. tea trees) making Kānuka honey a cousin to Mānuka honey. Research indicates Kānuka honey has high levels
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