Friday, November 16, 2012

Sicilian Honey


A trip to the Etna area often means a drive through the lovely town of Zafferana Etnea. I have written about it before, but never specifically about its plethora of honey. This one little honey-selling shop is our favorite. The sign out front is irrestitable. The stacks of honey jars, golden hued and plentiful, require purchasing. As well as a packet of honey lollipops. In the back room we often ask to peak at the large vats that are used for storing the honey. If you bring your own jar you can fill it up directly from those vats with your honey of choice. In the shop we examine the honeycomb on display, useful for explaining to a little boy the life of bees and honeymaking. We select our jars, usually orange blossom, eucalyptus, and dark brown chesnut. The ride home is definitely sweeter.













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