December 31, 2010

Tupelo Honey

Pure raw honey. This good old-fashioned American honey is harvested for only two weeks every spring from the Altamaha & Apalachicola River Basins of Georgia & Florida.

The WhiteTupelo Trees (Nyssa Ogeche) typically bloom from early April to early May they can grow as tall as 75 feet and as wide as 3 feet in diameter. Honey bees collect the nectar from the sunburst-shaped flowers and create this buttery floral sticky sweetness.

It's a lovely addition to my afternoon cup of green or oolong tea. Delicious drizzled over a slice of Manchego. Or for a lovely winter breakfast spooned over fresh yogurt and toasted almonds.

Savannah Bee Company has a recipe for a Tupelojito I have to try that this summer (if at least one of my bottles lasts that long!) when we have bushels full of fresh mint.

I was given 2 bottles of this liquid sunshine for my birthday this year & one for Christmas. I am on to my second bottle now. Thanks Mamma, Auntie M & Alice!

If you are a honey lover, I definitely recommend getting your spoon out for this one!

Cheers to you all & Happy New Year!

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