Honey For a ‘Sweet New Year’

Honey For a ‘Sweet New Year’

Looking to buy honey for Rosh Hashanah? Find links to two of our favorites below:

Tupelo Honey 

Wildflower Flute Honey

Speciality Honey in Brookline MA Olive Connection

A tradition on Rosh Hashanah (Wed September 20th) is eating apples dipped in honey, followed by a prayer. Ancient Jews believed apples had healing properties, is a symbolic fruit often mentioned in the Bible. Honey signifies hope for a ‘sweet’ new year.

Traditionally, as early as the 7th century, it was customary to wish someone, “Shana Tova Umetukah” (A Good and Sweet Year), and honey, being the most prevalent sweetener in the Jewish world, was the most available “sweet” for dipping purposes. The biblical description of Israel is a land flowing with “milk and honey,”

Giving Honey, and serving it at your celebrations is a must with this declaration. “May your year be sweet, fruitful, and filled with contentment and promise.”

Tupelo Honey 

Click here to purchase.

Tupelo Honey is the gold standard by which all other honey varieties are measured. For two weeks every spring, White (Ogeche) Tupelo Trees in the Southeastern swamps bloom with fine sunburst-shaped flowers that glisten with nectar. Savannah Bee Company Tupelo Honey has buttery undertones and a mellow, clean-finishing sweetness. It’s like a thick, slow-moving river of liquid sunshine. Tupelo Honey complements a variety of foods but it’s so delicious, we like it best just by the spoonful! KSA Kosher Certified. 12 oz

As pure and raw as it gets, local Wildflower Honey is collected from White Holly, Gallberry, Sawtooth Palmetto, and Tulip Poplar.  The flavor depends on the remote Georgia wildflower blossoms and the whimsy of the bees.  This bright golden honey is rich and luscious, making it the perfect topping to a peanut butter and banana sandwich or a steamy latte.  A perfect gift, elegant and sweet in the Wildflower Classic Flute. KSA Kosher Certified. 20 oz

Click here to purchase the Wildflower Classic Flute. 

And one of our customer favorites, New Hall Farm is from Woodstock, Vermont.  Get it now, as we only have enough to last through the fall season of this raw honey in lovely packaging.

NEW ITEMS HAVE ARRIVED…we have been waiting for the Southern Hemisphere harvest as their seasons are opposite ours.  This Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil was picked in May, won countless awards, and is a combination of Arbequina and Arbosana olives.  Pressed within 3 hours after harvesting, it has fresh and fruity aromas with light to medium intensity, a delicate touch of herbs and almonds.  The flavor combines a bitterness with a light spiciness complemented by sweet notes.  The secret to the flavor profile is the abundance of polyphenols in the oil.  The region is the Curico Vally in Southern Chili.  Wet winters and long hot summers seal the deal on developing the idea olive oil.  We are happy to have this in our assortment.

And we have honey from Piedmont Italy with Truffle.  Exotic, sweet and savory.  And if you love truffle you will love the pasta sauce with Alba white truffles.

And we have plain truffle salt but now we have an added boost…with parmesan cheese.  Delicious on popcorn, pasta, or any of your favorite foods.  Try it on hamburger!

“Small daily portions of dark chocolate with added natural polyphenols from extra virgin olive oil is associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile.”

This study was presented at the ESC Congress in Barcelona earlier this week by lead researcher and cardiologist, Rossella Di Stefano who told attendees, “We found that small daily portions of dark chocolate with added natural polyphenols from extra virgin olive oil was associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile. Our study suggests that extra virgin olive oil might be a good food additive to help preserve our ‘repairing cells’, the EPC.”

Now there is another reason to eat dark chocolate every day!  We have these bars made in California with olive oil and customer favorites.  Either 68% cacao or 81% and with the addition of sea salt is that sweet and salty mix!

Newly arrived Organic White Balsamic aged in wood barrels to go along with our Organic Dark Balsamic Vinegar.  These beautiful bottles (called Sofia) are the basic stuff that will be your ‘go to’ in the kitchen.  Well priced and delicious, they are they not aged for years  but as good as it gets and not super sweet.  Organic is a plus…19.95 each.  A Best Buy in our estimation.

Remember you can taste just about everything we have in the store…we are a TASTING STORE so you go home with what you love.

We want you to use it up, and come back for more!  Hope to see you soon… Wishing you all a sweet new year!