A Taste Of Honey
I love honey like my honey loves me. Maybe even more. And since I’ve discovered the honey from the Miellerie de Clairan in the tiny hamlet of Cannes et Clairan, I’ve been in honey heaven. This is what’s on my counter at the moment, and I’m shocked to see that I’ve let myself run out of lavender honey, which when made by these guys is one of my all-time favorites. How can that have happened?
One look at this door tells you that at the Miellerie de Clairan they mean business, honey business, and nothing but. No flashy publicity, no website, a barely-paved track to their shop, and the best honeys I’ve ever tasted in my life. At least a dozen types, many truly exceptional, some award-winning.
Walk through it at your peril, you’re sure to emerge with sticky lips and a nose full of sweet reminders of summer, not to mention a sackful of take-home treasures.
There are candles that smell edible,
nougats that, when given as hostess gifts will earn you an extra bisou, if you manage not to eat the gift yourself before the hostess gets her chance,
all their beautiful honeys, and even
jams and fresh eggs. It’s a tiny shop, but it’s hard to leave.
If you’re a honey nut like I am, and if you have a collection of honey just waiting to be put to a good use, here’s a wonderful honey dessert, Flan Souffle al Miel, that really shows off the flavor of the most interesting honey you can find. And if you have a favorite honey recipe to share, please post it in the Comments section. More is always better when it comes to honey, and that’s the buzz.