One of the many reasons I adore my husband is his love of all things nature. He is a wild man. If I’m looking for him around the house and can’t find him, I give a shout to the four trade winds and he answers with his hands in the dirt planting, pruning, or growing something! Lately, he has taken on a love of bees. He’s a true novice, but he learns so quickly! This week, he took off to help a friend who called him to clear a wild hive. The reward was this beautiful sample of raw Crucian honey! Oh…Dear…Lord. Yes, each word needed to be said separately. An ethereal lightness matched by a sunshine citrus brightness. I have no idea what these bees were gnoshing on, but the honey sample he brought back was supple and DEHLICIOUS!!
We wanted to savor the flavor of this honey without diluting it, so we drizzled it over some almond homemade crepes HE made! I don’t have his kitchen skills on crepes. Melt in your mouth goodness. We added a spoonful of freshly whipped cream and gave a deep happy sigh of contentment.
Island life is all about simplicity and the sharing of love and well made food. Wild life is plentiful here with nature singing the happiest songs in the wind and through the trees to help in that awesome work to be done. Sometimes you even get to actually TASTE the beauty of that (bee and hubby) work.
If you ever have the chance to visit this island, give yourself the gift of trying some local honey. You will never go back to the stuff in the bear bottle. Incomparable!
Are you packing yet!! 🙂