Tuesday, May 30, 2017

July is National Grilling Month and Honey from Carmel Honey Company Should be One of the Main Ingredients in your Barbecue Recipes

July is National Grilling Month and thoughts turn to juicy steaks, burgers, chicken and vegetables sizzling on the barbecue grill. And honey, of course.

Carmel, CA, May 30, 2017 — July is National Grilling Month and thoughts turn to juicy steaks, burgers, chicken and vegetables sizzling on the barbecue grill. And honey, of course.

Honey? Yes, honey is the sweet, secret ingredient to add a little pizzazz when you break out the barbecue grill this summer.

“This season, I’ve struck sticky-sweet gold with one ingredient that promises to stay in my grilling book for the long haul: honey, honey, honey and more honey,” says noted chef and pitmaster David Guas. “It’s my go-to pantry ingredient for so much cooking, and beyond its all-natural sweet characteristics, it never expires. Seriously, this all-natural bee by-product is my secret weapon when it comes to grilling up a protein that looks great and tastes even better.”

And if you're going to use honey in your favorite grilling recipes, why not use the all-natural, pure and raw honey from Carmel Honey Company, the brainchild of 14-year-old honey entrepreneur and bee expert Jake Reisdorf.

Carmel Honey Company offers a wide variety of honey, including Meadowfoam Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Sage Honey, Wildflower Honey, Honey Stix, and pure raw honeycomb.

According to Guas, honey can balance out the acidity in marinades, acts as a mellowing agent and seals in the meat's juices once it starts to sear on the grill.

Because of its thick consistency, honey should be blended with other liquids such as orange, lemon, lime and pineapple juices, oils and brines so it can stand up to direct heat and act as a natural tenderizer. Guas doesn't recommend using honey without blending because it will burn up and char before the food is cooked thoroughly.

Honey works as a great binder and thickener when it comes to amping up or sweetening sauces, marinades, dips and dressings, says Guas, author of “Grill Nation: 200 Surefire Recipes, Tips, and Techniques to Grill Like a Pro.”

Guas' “big grilling-with-honey tip” is to establish two zones on your grill, an indirect heat zone where you can add your honey-juice mixture to your protein to lock in the flavor and moisture and a direct zone where you can quickly sear, carmelize and finish off your protein.

With National Grilling Month in mind, Reisdorf has come up with a tasty recipe using Carmel Honey Company's golden sweet product: Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon.

Honey-Soy Grilled Salmon
Easy salmon that works great on the grill or the cooktop!

2 tablespoon Carmel Honey Company Wildflower Honey
2 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon soy sauce
2 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 large salmon fillet (about 2 lbs.), cut into 8 pieces

>In small bowl, mix all ingredients, except salmon.
>Place salmon in shallow dish and pour marinade over salmon, flipping to ensure salmon is covered in marinade.
>Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes, not much longer or salmon may become mushy.
>Remove salmon from marinade and place skin side down on grill.
>Cover and grill over medium heat 10 to 25 minutes. Depending on how you like your salmon. If you’re into grill marks feel free to flip, but only for a few minutes
>Brush a few times with reserved marinade while cooking.
>Discard any remaining marinade.
>Serve with your side of choice and enjoy!

About Jake and Carmel Honey Company:
Jake Reisdorf is the chief beekeeper and owner with his family of Carmel Honey Company, which he started as part of a school project where his teacher assigned professions to each student and directed them to research the profession and build a presentation on it.

While researching his assigned profession of website designer, Jake, 11 years old at the time, decided to take it one step further and actually create a real website. At that time, Jake had taken one beekeeping class with his Dad and thought it would be cool to design a website about honey bees.

Not only did Jake get an “A” on the project, it inspired him and spurred him to start Carmel Honey Company. That was three years ago.
His passion for honey bees grew as he learned about Colony Collapse Disorder and real honey. Expanding his research and education drove Jake to learn more about honey and bees and ultimately decide it was critical to give back.

The “Jake Gives Back” program includes sharing honey bee knowledge with kids and adults of all ages. Whether he is in a classroom speaking to first-grade students, or at a corporate event talking with business owners and seasoned professionals, his passion and appreciation of how honey bees impact our world is infectious. He also “gives back” by making a financial donation to honey bee research and education organizations.

Jake currently attends 8th grade at Carmel Middle School and keeps his knowledge of apiology (the scientific study of bees) current by continuing to manage his own honey bee hives and attending industry conferences throughout the country.

Carmel Honey Company
(831) 687-8511

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

CycleBar to Open West San Jose Location Grand Opening Event Open to the Public

Event Will Be Thursday, June 15th Enjoy Nibbles, Wine and Tour the New Space

Premium Boutique Indoor Cycling Studio is Perfect for People Seeking Expert-led Specialized Fitness Training in a Fun, Motivating Environment

San Jose, CA, May 29, 2017 – CycleBar, an emerging concept in premium indoor cycling, is holding a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting at its newest Bay Area location on June 15th. CycleBar Westgate West is conveniently located in West San Jose just minutes from Campbell, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale — within easy reach of people who live and work in these communities.

Save the Date:
The Silicon Valley Organization will host an open house and grand opening ribbon-cutting event from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15th.

Join CycleBar And…

Sip wine, savor small bites
Tour the facilities
Meet and talk to CycleStar instructors
Get a card for a free ride and win raffle prizes

Please RSVP to westgatewest@cyclebar.com

5293A Prospect Road, San Jose, CA

CycleBar has quickly made a name for itself in the fitness community with its unique approach to indoor cycling. Instructors conduct classes in a theater-like setting, complete with music, visuals and lighting that combine to deliver a motivational, multisensory, communal experience as class participants dig deep to meet their workout goals.

“As an avid cyclist, I know firsthand that indoor cycling is seen as a compromise when open-road cycling isn’t an option — but CycleBar is different,” said Don Dasher, owner of CycleBar Westgate West. “Training at CycleBar isn’t just a rainy-day replacement, it’s an immersive, entertaining cross training experience with instructors and classmates that make the workouts extremely rewarding.”

Save the Date:

* July 1-Aug. 31
At the heart of CycleBar is a passion for giving back to the community. CycleGiving is a philanthropic movement that partners with local organizations and charities to help them raise donations by creating exciting and energetic indoor cycling rides for companies, teams, groups, and families to help raise proceeds that benefit their cause.

CycleBar Westgate West invites community groups, non-profits and charities to host a CycleGiving ride for their group, starting July 1 and going through Aug. 31.

Groups need up to 50 riders to host a fundraising ride, or can share the room with another group with each group providing up to 25 riders. Charities can make more than $1,000 with one 50-person ride.

CycleBar will provide a CycleStar instructor and staff to facilitate the 50-minute charity ride — as well as access to the community room for a social gathering after the ride. As always, CycleBar will provide all guests with the royal CycleBar treatment, including amenities (shoes, towels, water bottles, fresh fruit, etc.).

For more information or to set up a ride for your group, email westgatewest@cyclebar.com.

CycleBar offers a variety of payment plans including pay per ride or monthly memberships and provides concierge amenities including free towels, shower facilities, lockers and shoes. Classes take place in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre, led by CycleStar instructors who motivate their class to reach performance goals. Each ride is added to the rider’s CycleStats, which measures and logs six key metrics to track the progress of their fitness journey. Each rider also receives the class playlist via CycleBeats

Riders 15 and above of any ability are welcome at CycleBar. For more information, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com/ and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CycleBarWestgateWest/, Twitter twitter.com/CB_WestgateWest and Instagram www.instagram.com/cb_westgatewest/.

About CycleBar Westgate West
Founded in 2017, CycleBar Westgate West is located in San Jose, CA and serves the greater Silicon Valley area. CycleBar delivers a premium indoor cycling experience via daily classes in its state-of-the-art CycleTheatre. CycleStar instructors lead workouts set to an invigorating mix of music and lights, helping riders reach their workout goals. For more information, visit http://westgatewest.cyclebar.com.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455