04 November 2009


Look, look look! This is genuine Isle of Dogs honey. The hives are kept on the roof of the school where John gardens. Just think - the nectar for this honey may have been collected from his hollyhocks or sedum or knautia or verbascum or mullein or sunflowers or yucca flowers. Or maybe they even got as far as our allotment on the other side of Millwall Park. And let me tell you, this honey tastes very special indeed, not overly sweet, slightly minty to start with, then a richer flavour that I can only think is the result of the variety of flowers those bees have visited. Too good to cook with, it will have to be eaten with something very plain in order to appreciate it, maybe just straight from the spoon.

If you look closely, you'll see that the beekeeper is a Mr Mole (and he is a real person). You couldn't make this up if you tried.


kristina said...

How fabulous. The experts do say city honey is often the best honey. K x

Rattling On said...

We used to have honey sandwiches for breakfast on Sundays when we slept at my Grandma's. No-one could slice bread as thinly as she did...lovely.
We have a few Moles round here. Great name!

VP said...

I've just discovered a very local honey at my local farm shop. As the beekeeper's less than a mile away, it's likely there's some of my garden in there too :)

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

I lived a few years in Poplar and in Bromley by Bow and I'm just wondering . . . is this honey really safe to eat? There may not be many flowers in commercial road but there's an awful lot of atmosphere that could drift over.


j said...

I know I've said it before, but I really do love the place names in England. Isle of Dogs honey from beekeeper extraordinaire Mr. Mole, finest kind.

A bit of honey straight from the spoon is one of my favorite late night summer snacks. And it is said that eating local honey wards off hayfever allergies. If you need a reason other than it tastes so good.

Felix said...

Mr Mole's site-specific honey! How marvellous!