Favorite local honey
My daughter gave me a Whole Foods gift card for Christmas. A few days ago, I entered the portals of "Whole Paycheck" for the first time; I'd been avoiding the only Honolulu store, opened last year, because I'm poor.
It wasn't as bad as I feared. If I shopped carefully, I could find foods that were as cheap or even a few cents cheaper than they are at my health food co-op.
But I did use the card for one wild extravagance: I bought an 8-ounce jar of Hawaiian white honey mixed with likiloi puree. I'd been wanting to taste some ever since I read about the honey in a cookbook I was editing. The jar was something like $14.
Was it worth it? It's delicious. I just now ate some honey, fresh bread, and unsalted butter. If money were no object, I'd have it in the refrigerator at all times.
Since money IS an object, I'm going to make the jar last as long as possible. Perhaps daydream about it afterwards. The honey is unheated, unfiltered, thick, white, and delicate in flavor.
Do y'all have favorite local honeys?