Thursday, June 7, 2012

Early Season Honey

My neighbors Billy and Ashley tapped their six hives recently and shared with me some of the spoils. I have to say it was some of the most delicious food I've had all year. Their early batch honey is unrefined, and has an amazing balance of flowery, earthy, and spicy flavors. It is much lighter in color and flavor than the end of the season honey which (due to the heat?) is darker and the flavors are rich and intense rather than bright. The Englewood Ave. honey is like taking a walk around our neighborhood and tasting all the perennials that are currently in bloom.  Billy and Ashley managed to extract about six gallons worth from their hives, so be on the lookout for a couple of pints showing up for sale at the bakestand sometime soon.

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