Honey is honey…….

…or is it??? This is the question I am thinking about at this very second.

One reason I am asking myself this question is I have found a truly authentic tasting honey. It’s from Tasmania and is made from leatherwood flowers. Leatherwood is only found on the north-west coast of Tasmania and can be traced back to the Gondwana days.

R. Stephens Golden Nectar Organic Real Leatherwood Honey

It takes the Stephens family 3 days with two trucks (a semi and a rigid – both Fords) to truck all of their bees (30 million of them to be exact) to the leatherwood forests – it’s quite an arduous journey as it is rough going to get there! If you can, get your hands on a copy of Outback Truckers Series 3 as the Stephens family feature predominately in this show…. if you want to know more about this amazing third generation family apiary, check out http://www.leatherwoodhoney.com.au/

As for the taste, I liken it to a very rich caramel…. the leatherwood creates a very distinct flavour which you pick up after the honey hits your palate. It’s not overpowering but it does accentuate the sweetness….. I highly recommend trying it! You will not be disappointed

Pork in Garlic, Soy and Moroccan Seasoning

I’ve been busy with dinner – I decided to make a marinated pork fillet. Here is the recipe:
2 pieces pork fillet, cut into chunks (I used a locally sourced free-range fillet from Extraordinary Pork in Dubbo)
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
3 tablespoons soy sauce
A sprinkle of Moroccan Seasoning
A splash of canola oil
1. Cut the pork fillet into chunks and throw into a bowl
2. Add the garlic, soy sauce, seasoning and oil
3. Stir till well combined
4. Place into the fridge for at least 8 hours – overnight if possible. This allows the flavours to infuse
5. Heat a large frying pan on high and add the meat
6. Turn the heat down to low and cook slowly until cooked
7. Serve with baked potatoes and microwave vegetables