Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The honey haul

That's my current honey collection. On the left are three jars acquired on the recent road trip, on the right is the honey that I had in the cupboard.

It's shocking how different these honeys taste. The Wyoming honey has an intense flavor that reminds me of molasses; the clover honey from California, is similarly swarthy and robust. Both of these honeys taste fine until you compare them to the South Dakota honeys which are, by contrast, pale ("water white"), delicate, and exquisitely delicious. A totally different and vastly superior food.

10 comments:

  1. I went to Wall Drug! I think it's a cross-country rite of passage.

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  2. I had some dandelion honey once that was a vibrant yellow and superbly delicious. See what you can do about getting your bees to visit dandelions, and I'll buy a five-gallon bucket from you.

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  3. It would be VERY hard to pass Wall Drug without stopping. We were incapable.

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  4. Have you tried buckwheat honey? It's my favorite. Very dark.

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  5. helltoupee7/1/09, 7:47 AM

    you might also want to try the white hawaiian honey. of course it costs a fortune ($11 at whole foods?) or find it online. it's in a whole different class. you need only very little of the tropical opalescent stuff. certified organic, unheated raw, the works...

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  6. I'm in MN, and buy my honey at our grocery coop. Ames Farm has dedicated hives around the Twin Cities that they call "single source" and it's really cool to see different colors and consistencies in the different flavors on the shelf. You can even get mini jars in diff. flavors and have a honey tasting.

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  7. Forgot the website: http://www.amesfarm.com/

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  8. I was always very fond of creamed honey. Is that a sacrilege?

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  9. No, creamed honey is good! I have a book that tells all about it.

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