A Visit to the Monastery

Abbey Cooks

In January my husband came home from the supermarket with a surprise jar of lemon flavored Monastery Creamed Honey that he had spied on the shelf. A delicate hint of lemon in the honey gives it a twist of subtle perfection that makes morning toast and tea pure pleasure! I have raved about its delights to all who would listen.
My husband, a quiet observer to my great joy of spreading honey on my toast or using it to add a gentle touch of lemon to my tea, clearly understood my deep appreciation for this wonderful cr

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May 24, 2010 Read More

Spiced Chai Tea with Creamed Honey

Abbey Cooks

This delicious drink is the creation of Sr Kay, a faithful monastery guest.

Chai Tea

It's important to get the right Spiced Chai tea bag. It can be either black or green, spiced but without additional flavoring. Recommended brands Peet's or Stash tea.

Brew tea bag with 8 oz of boiling water in a tall mug
Add 1/2 cup hot mild
Stir in 1-2 teaspoons Monastery Creamed Honey - Orange honey shines!

For a non caffei

April 20, 2010 Read More

Monastery Granola

Abbey Cooks

Here is the much requested recipe for Monastery Granola. It is a staple breakfast food at Redwoods Abbey. Serve with milk or yogurt and add a dollop of creamed honey or a spoonful of preserves for a little sweetness.


In a large oven proof bowl:

1 cup wheat bran
1 cup brewers’ yeast
1 cup sesame seed
1 1/2 cups sunflower seeds
1 cup coconut
1 cup ground flax seed
4 cups of oats (a little more or less to

April 20, 2010 Read More

Miso Dressing

Abbey Cooks

This dressing is a specialty of Sr Victoria and a favorite of guests and the sisters.

1 cup mellow miso (white miso)
1 cup water or less if thicker consistency is desired
1 cup oil
Juice from 1 lemon
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup or less Original Creamed Honey or brown rice syrup
1 shallot chopped. You can substitute green onion

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend on medium for about 30 seconds until

March 29, 2010 Read More

Recipe from Holy Orders

Abbey Cooks

Here are some recipe ideas from Jeanne of Holy Orders. Holy Orders offers a unique selection of monastery products from monasteries all over the world. Visit Holy Orders website at www.holyorders.biz.


At our Holy Orders Christmas Open House we served barbecued sliced polish sausage with a dip using equal parts of your original Monastery Creamed Honey and Divinely Original Monastery Mustard from Queen of Angels Monastery in

February 03, 2010 Read More
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