Decor that pays homage to honeycomb is something the design world is buzzin’ about. Honeycomb decor comes in all shapes, sizes, and styles which makes it a sweet pick for homes of any style.
As a nation, we consume about 425 million pounds of honey every year. With over 300 varieties of honey available in the U.S. and with artisanal versions on the rise, it’s clear that honey has gone haute. So can you with honeycomb decor like this.
Wooden honeycombs take center stage in this industrial metal wall shelf. Such chic honeycomb decor creates a striking focal point.
Honeycomb wall shelf, $325; West Elm
I just bought this three-piece serving set, and can’t stop talking about how terrific it is (even the gift box and packaging is great). Handmade in Ukraine by woodworkers in a small family-owned business, it’s made of natural beechwood responsibly sourced from 100% sustainable plantations. Perfect for charcuterie, cheese, fruit or other nibbles—all made sweeter with a bit of honey from the charming little honey bowl and dipper in the center of the board.
If you want to purchase an item you’ll be proud to own for years to come, and help Ukrainian artisans who are somehow creating beautiful, high quality product in the midst of a horrific war (while doing their best to survive both personally and financially), this is a good way. Buy everything you can that Woodstuffhome and other Ukrainians can get out the door and through the war zones. Keep some for yourselves, give some as gifts.
Woodstuffhome gourmet round charcuterie cheese board set, Etsy; 2 sizes/$47.99-$53.99.
Over 6,600 shoppers are abuzz about this vintage-look canvas sign that can be personalized. Display this honeycomb decor in a variety of ways, like on a covered front porch as a welcome sign, or in the bedroom as a unique headboard. Made in the USA.
Tailoredcanvases honey bee sign, Etsy; 5 sizes/$28-$429.99.
For honeycomb decor with graphic punch, try this mid-century modern chair in a bright, bold colors.
Handy Living Hartman armchair, Target; $389.99.
Give knife storage an artful, organic twist with a honeycomb patterned acacia wood block housed in a space-saving acrylic and stainless frame.
Schmidt Brothers® Honeycomb Downtown block, Crate and Barrel, $129.99
“Taste of Honey: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking with 40 Varietals” is more than a cookbook. This is a must-have for anyone who wants to learn about honey, and which variety is best for different types of cooking. There are over 60 sweet and savory recipes, each with a detailed guide for the type of honey that works best with them. Although I’ve liked every recipe I’ve tried so far, I’m especially sweet on the Feta Cheese and Honey omelet. Here’s the recipe so you can try it, too.
Feta Cheese and Honey Omelet
“Taste of Honey: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking with 40 Varietals”
Makes 1 serving
“Honey in my Sunday morning cheese omelet was a spontaneous reaction when I eyed a jar of crystallized star thistle honey on the kitchen counter. I knew putting crystallized honey into the omelet would be less messy than using liquid honey. The crystals of honey melted gently in the warmth of the cooked egg and cheese. The result was a delicious omelet with just the right balance from the mild tang of sheep’s milk feta and the sweetness and distinctive herbaceous flavor notes in pale yellow star thistle honey.” Look for a mild, creamy feta (I love Israeli feta), but I also have made this omelet successfully with crumbled goat cheese.”—Marie Simmons
Type of Honey:
Almost any honey that is crystallized or creamed can be used. Some examples are star thistle, goldenrod, thyme, and clover.
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons cold, crumbled mild feta or goat cheese
2 teaspoons crystallized honey
Olive oil or butter, for pan
1. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and whisk until well blended. Have the cheese and honey measured and ready.
2. Heat a small heavy skillet over medium heat until hot enough for a drop of water to sizzle. Add a drop of olive oil or a sliver of butter and tilt the pan to cover the surface.
3. Pour the eggs into the pan. The pan should be hot enough to sizzle and start setting the eggs immediately. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Pull the eggs away from the edges of the pan and tilt the pan so that uncooked eggs in the center run to the edges.
4. Sprinkle a layer of the cheese over half of the circle of partially cooked egg. Top with the crystallized honey. Using a small rubber spatula, fold the half of the omelet without the filling over the filled half. Cook on low for about 30 seconds, or until the eggs are set.
5. Slide the omelet onto a plate and serve.
Recipe courtesy of “Taste of Honey: The Definitive Guide to Tasting and Cooking with 40 Varietals” by Marie Simmons, AndrewsMcMeel.com.
Photo credit: Meg Smith