Houston has had a banner year for honey production and I’m thrilled to be able to share some of it with you! I present to you, Meyerland honey - it’s from two hives in a backyard in southwest Houston.
Meyerland is the center of Houston’s Jewish community and was heavily flooded during Hurricane Harvey. These hives (and their owners) were thankfully on higher ground and have been thriving since.
Honey is important to the Jewish tradition; particularly Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Eating symbolic foods is part of the celebration, such as apples dipped in honey, hoping to evoke a sweet new year.
This summer harvest portrays itself as more a fall harvest, with earthiness and mineral depth. It’s fantastic for fall eating: roasted vegetables, popcorn, oatmeal and of course, apples! Try it with a sheep milk tomme or Alpine style cheese.