Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tulip Poplar and wild flower honey
When we went to the state fair this year our group of hardy gals indulged me and went to the agriculture building at the fair, which was a hike from the quilts. When we got there we all bought some honey and honey products. FYI for people around Louisville, there are 2 large bee colonies, I think that's what they are called. There is one in Eminence and one in Fern Creek. I happened to be standing near the Fern Creek area and these are the two types of honey that I bought. One is tulip poplar honey, the other is wild flower honey. The color of the honey almost describes the flavor. The darker tulip poplar is a stronger flavor honey with more "body" for lack of a better word. The man behind the counter recommended it and I do like it best. It's wonderful in a cup of Masala tea. The wild flower honey is in between the clover honey, which is milder and the tulip poplar honey which is a stronger flavor. This is the lighter color of the two. I think the clover honey is what you see most often. It's very light in color and maybe sweeter. I also bought some honey lotion which is fantastic. It has no smell and is very smooth when you put it on.