Thursday, October 02, 2008
Home of bread & honey
I'm not a fan of honey and actually dislike the taste of it. But mums from school have been talking about the fantastic honey from the annual Russian Honey Festival currently happening in Moscow; honey farmers from all over Russia gather to sell their honey and honey products.
Yesterday, I was able to taste some of this honey, as Noriko, a mum from school, invited me, May & Minako over for coffee/lunch. I was bowled over. In the mosaic above, you'll see bread baked by Noriko (using Japanese recipe and which is utterly excellent) and 4 different honey which I spread on the delicious bread with butter. My favourite was the white honey right at the bottom, I can't describe the taste, it's not pungent, and not overly sweet. The yellowish one has pumpkin in it, the whitish one above that has a flowery taste and there was a clear one which I didn't try.
Now I'm tempted to make my way to the honey festival, which ends October 10. Here we are in Noriko's beautiful home of bread and honey :) Besides bread and honey, Noriko also served up some delicious Japanese salad and pork, while I brought curry chicken and prata (easy-lah) and we concluded with a host of different kinds of desserts. Aaarrggghhhh, there'll be a price to pay for the sugar overload!