Magical, tasty elixir


Illustration by Hayley Doshay

Gone are the days of generic honey. Now you can buy all kinds of local honeys in a multitude of flavors. Clover is fairly neutral, but darker honeys like sage can taste almost spicy. For floral overtones, try orange blossom or blackberry. These single-variety honeys are best compared on their own, but drizzling them on a hot biscuit or scone is a fine use, too. Some people eat local honey and pollen as an attempt to ward off allergies. Others use honey as a naturally acidic facial mask or antibiotic for sores. It's a magical elixir, so support local bees and beekeepers.