On Saturday afternoon, we visited Cured market in Boulder. They were having a honey and honeycomb tasting of local Grampa's Gourmet Honey. Our favorite variety was the Tamarisk honey, a rare honey named after the tree from which it comes, the Tamarisk, also called the Salt Cedar. With its dark amber and chestnut brown coloring and hints of hickory, pine, soy sauce, molasses, and dark beer it is a most unusual and perfect honey.
The market shares a space with Boxcar Coffee Roasters, and so we ordered coffees and sat at the marble counter and read for a while. The cool rain was nearly ending and the golden sun was peeking beyond the clouds as we left. We walked a block to the used bookstore and perused the dim and dusty shelves and stacks. Home again, we set to work on supper - chopped apples, a crock of pâté, fresh baguette, ham off the bone, and Tamarisk honey. Simple and satisfying.
Yesterday, I made Sprouted Kitchen's Cocoa Coconut Bits which are terribly good, especially warm from the oven. For supper, we had whole roasted Colorado trout stuffed with spinach and roasted veg. It was a lovely, restful weekend with a good balance of school and leisure time, and delicious food in between.