Honey Highlight


Not only is it September, but it is also National Honey Month!
And we’re here to provide you with the sweet low-down on how we like to incorporate honey at The Lodge.
And thanks to our beekeeper, Jessie Caccavale, and her happy bees … most use our very own honey!

Let us just say … these busy bees certainly deserve a whole month of praise and recognition.

Body Polish for Sensitive Skin:

½ cup ground almonds or flax seeds
1/3 cup oats
1 tablespoon dried herbs (chamomile, lavender, sage, lemongrass, etc.)
1 tablespoon honey
Plain yogurt or milk (enough to make a paste)

Blend dry ingredients in food processor until they are slightly ground.
Mix all ingredients to make a paste and gently rub over skin to exfoliate.
Rinse with warm water.

Treatments Manager Amanda Clabaugh

TLAW Honey Bee and Flower2- Christopher King Photo

Granola Bar Recipe:

2 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup light brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
½ cup dried fruit
¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Toast oats and almonds at 350 F until golden brown. Combine butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract and the salt in a saucepan over medium heat stirring occasionally until butter melts and the sugar completely dissolves. Put toasted oats and almonds in bowl and pour pot mixture on top. Stir until combined. Add in dried fruit and chocolate chips until combined. Line pan with foil and let hang over the edge, spray with non stick spray. Put mixture in pan and press down really hard until forms tight with the pan. Put in fridge for 2 hours or until hard. Cut to desired size.

Executive Chef Josh Tomson


Featured Summer Cocktail:
Art in the Age of Yum

Caledonia Spirits
Barr Hill Gin
Art in the Age Organic Rhubarb Liqueur
Thatcher’s Organic Yumberry Liqueur
Tree House Made Grenadine
Blackmore Farm Honey Drop

Sommelier Leslie Britt



Yield: ½ sheetpan
3 cups oats
¾ cup pumpkin seeds
¾ cup sliced almonds
¾ cup sunflower seeds
2 tsp. flax seeds
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. salt
¼ cup oil
¼ cup honey
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup brown sugar

Mix all ingredients in a bowl together by hand.
Spread granola out evenly onto a parchment lined sheet pan.
Bake 10 minutes at 350F and stir.
Bake another 10 minutes or until toasted.

Executive Chef Josh Tomson

 Who else is as honey-obsessed as we are?
Let us know how you use a little bit of honey to sweeten up your daily routines.
Or a whole lot of honey … we’re certainly not judging!