Raw Desert Honey from the Pahrump Honey Company

Rich amber in color and deeply sweet is PHC’s finest thanks to bees working the Great Basin Desert, collecting nectar and pollen from desert plants such as yucca, mesquite, wild flowers, orchards and alfalfa fields. Sample first—always fun—at the Fresh 52 Farmers & Artisan Market (Fresh52.com) on Saturdays at Tivoli Village (Rampart Boulevard and Alta Drive) and Sundays at Sansone Park Place (9480 S. Eastern Ave.). 12 ounces for $15, PahrumpHoneyCompany.com.

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Tender but with just the right amount of spring and snap left in them, a dish of green shishito peppers is the ideal way to kick off a meal at Ra Sushi. The plump peppers are sautéed with garlic and tossed with black sesame seeds, togarashi, sriracha and Tsuyu No Moto (seasoned soy sauce). They run the gamut from mild to the occasional spicy surprise, but mostly they just deliver a satisfying warmth that will rev you up for the sushi that’s to come. $7, in Fashion Show, 696-0008, RaSushi.com.