Seared Tuna with Asian Bliss Vinaigrette Salad

Asian Bliss Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1/2 a shallot
  • 50 ml Mirin
  • 2 tbsp Meadow Vista Blueberry Honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped lemongrass
  • 1 lime leaf
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tbsp Bliss
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil

Directions

Sweat shallot and garlic with olive oil quickly in a pan, add to your blender along with all ingredients except for Bliss and Grapeseed Oil. Blend for two minutes.

Strain to remove any chewy pieces of lemongrass and lime leaf.

Place into you empty Bliss bottle and add the Bliss and Grapeseed Oil.

Give it a good shake and serve right away.

Seared Tuna with Avocado Cream  

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz fresh tuna
  • Salt 
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 bunch basil
  • 1/2 tbsp Japanese Pickled Ginger Juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2.5 Tbsp Mirin or Sushi Vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions:

Salt your tuna and sear 10 seconds on each side in a hot pan. Then place to the side.

Put the avocado and basil in the blender

Add ginger juice and emulsify with oil

Add the mirin and lime

Pass through a fine sieve for a smooth texture

Shaved Vegetable Salad with Asian Bliss Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 bulb of fennel
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 1 small beet
  • A few cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of your favourite greens
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup toasted cashews or local nuts

Directions:

Carefully use a Mandolin to shave your carrot fennel, radish and beet paper thin into a bowl

Zest the lemon, lime and orange into the mix

Segment you orange and add to bowl. Be sure to squeeze the fresh juice over the veggies!

Add the cherry tomato, green, chopped parsley and cilantro. Toss with Bliss Asian Vinaigrette.

 

Assemble salad on a plate, top with sliced seared tuna. Decorate with drops of Avocado Basil Cream. Serve with a glass of chilled Cloud Horse!

Bliss Salad Dressing 1.0

The first in a series of takes on traditional salad dressing recipes using Bliss,

our sparkling cherry honey wine and reusing the bottle!

Bliss Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • Bliss 500ml bottle, filled to the yellow line with Bliss
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 
  • 2tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2tbsp Meadow Vista Blueberry Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil, to the top of the bees wings 

 

Method:

In order, add all ingredients to the Bliss bottle. There should be enough air space left in the bottle to effectively shake all the ingredients.

Pour generously on your favourite salad.

Check out our new Spring dandelion.roast beets.feta

 

Dandelion.Roast Beet.Feta

Eating seasonally sometimes means mixing the old with the new. Let's use up those
beets in your cellar
with the first of the bitter greens of Spring, dandelion!

Ingredients:

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • a bunch of beets, any colour
  • a bunch of dandelion greens
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled feta

Method:

preheat oven to 350F

coat beets with olive oil and lay on a baking pan, roast for 30min or until a fork pierces easily through

wash, dry and chop dandelion greens, add to salad bowl

slice slightly cooled, roasted beets into quarters

lay onto greens

drizzle shaken Bliss Vinaigrette over beets

sprinkle with crumbled feta

Serve with recycled baguette* and a glass of chilled Bliss, enjoy!

 

Upcycled Baguette

waste not, want not with this easy recipe that transforms day old baguette into a tasty little addition to main course salads

sliced baguette on an angle

butter both sides

fry in a cast iron pan until both sides are browned


have you tasted yummy?

Charred Tomato Ratatouille on Flatbread

The recipe from Chef Matt Batey pairs Charred Tomato Ratatouille Flatbread with a fresh lemon and arugula salad. Source a flatbread base of for those with a couple of extra minutes, making your own is quite simple.

Ingredients:
Ratatouille

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cup Onion, small dice
  • 1 tsp Garlic, mince
  • 1 cup Meadow Vista Honey Wines Rubus
  • 1 cup Eggplant, medium dice with skin on
  • 1/2 tsp thyme leaves, fresh
  • 1 cup Yellow Peppers, medium dice
  • 1 cup Red Peppers, medium dice
  • 1 cup Zucchini, medium dice
  • 1 1/2 cup Rome Tomatoes, peeled & seeded, medium dice
  • 1 tbsp Basil Leaves, fresh, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Arugula Salad

  • 2 cups Arugula Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Meadow Vista Blueberry Honey
  • 1 tbsp Meadow Vista Honey Wines Rubus
  • 1 Lemon, zested and juiced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2 oz Machego Cheese

Method:

Ratatouille
Set a large 12-inch sauté pan over medium heat and add the olive oil

Add the onions and garlic to the pan, cook until onions are lightly carameized

Deglaze the pan with Rubus, and reduce by half.

Add the eggplant and thyme to the pan, cook until the eggplant begins to go soft.

Add pepper and zucchini; stir to prevent sticking or burning.

Add the tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper and cooke for a few more minutes. Let stand to allow flavours to meld.

Brush pre-baked flatbread shell with olive oil, then top with the Ratatouille

Place in the oven at 400ºF for 5 minutes to heat through. Remove and place on platter.

Salad:

Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl. Dress the arugula leaves with Meadow Vista Rubus & Honey dressing, then top with freshly grated manchego.

Serve at once with the hot flatbread and your bottle of Rubus!

 

Chef tip: Make a triple batch of arugula salad dressing and store leftovers in your Meadow Vista Bliss bottle!

Bliss Bottle Reuse Recipes

We adore our Bliss bottles. They look great on the shelf full of delicious sparkling cherry honey and once the wine is gone the bottle is perfect for reusing. 

Fresh Fruit Liqueur

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A great way to reuse your Bliss bottle is to make a decadent, local liqueur with fresh fruit, Meadow Vista Honey and a neutral spirit. Enjoy a free treat, search out the Saskatoon Berries found in bushes on the side of the road throughout Kelowna. There are many ways to use these berries and one of our favourite uses that we should like to share is to make this homemade, liqueur that will be ready in time for Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • Vodka of choice
  • Meadow Vista Honey
  • Fresh berries ie: Saskatoons, Strawberries, Raspberries or get creative and make your own mix!

Method:

Gently wash berries and pat dry with a clean dish towel

Fill a clean empty Bliss bottle with fresh fruit to the top of the yellow diamond.

Drizzle Meadow Vista Honey onto the berries until covered.

Top up the bottle with the vodka of your choice leaving a 1/5 inches space at the top. Close and gently shake to combine the honey, berries and vodka.

Write your mix on the "My Bliss Creation" strip on the side of the bottle

Set in a cool, dry place for 4-6 months. 

Ready to go into the cupboard until Christmas

Ready to go into the cupboard until Christmas

 

Mouth-watering Bliss BBQ Sauce

Another great  way to reuse your empty Bliss bottles, this sauce adds a major flavour kick to your BBQ dishes.

Ingredients:

Delicious with meats, fish and veggies!

Delicious with meats, fish and veggies!

  • 1 whole onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 smoked ancho chilies, seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp coffee, finely ground
  • 150ml Meadow Vista Bliss
  • 100ml red wine vinegar
  • 100ml molasses
  • 250ml ketchup
  • 1 cup Meadow Vista Honey
  • 1 sprig rosemary

Method:

Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Add the cumin, ancho chilies, and coffee and lightly sauté. Do not allow to stick or burn

Deglaze the pan with Bliss and reduce by half

Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 30 minutes on low or until the sauce is the desired consistency.

Optional: Blend in a high speed blender to smooth, or simply enjoy the texture of the onions, garlic and chilies.

Pour into your Bliss bottle, let cool and store in the fridge. Makes 500ml.


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Whats that line on the side for? Use the space to write what you reused your bottle for!