Wildflower Honey w/ Ricotta Walnut Lace Cookies

Honey has seasons, too. It’s spring: the flowers are budding, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the honey is overflowing with floral deliciousness. Really, it’s brazen, in-your-face floral. We fold it into ice cream and it’s almost a tea-like steeping effect–a beautiful bloom of honey ice cream. Crumbles of lemony ricotta walnut lace cookies add a little bit of zest and snap and nuttiness to the experience. Massey Honey Co., our wonderful family-owned collaborator, is all about the “un.“ Unprocessed, unfiltered, unheated, and all that other unnecessary un-organic stuff. Their apiaries are located in the LA/Orange County area and their honeys are extracted by hand and simply strained. That’s it. Based in on the central coast, Rancho La Viña is exactly the kind of grower we love to find. The 2,800 acre ranch has been in the Baer family since the 1860s and some of the walnut trees are hundreds of years old.