“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Manuka Honey

Seriously seriously powerful honey (I love honey) from New Zealand. Any stronger and the eucalyptus notes of the manuka flower would taste like Vicks Vaporub (!). But at this concentration, it's beyond delicious. Medicine. It actually has antibacterial properties. Courtesy of Sophie Jerram (thank you!).


Craig said...

When did you give up on being vegan!?

Timothy Morton said...

I'm still vegan. Honey is cool by me though.

Craig said...

The technical term is "bee-gan" someone who consumes honey (an animal product) while claiming to be otherwise vegan. The vast majority of vegans recognize that insects (and molluscs) are of a different class than mammals, birds, fish, and the like, but they give the benefit of the doubt to insects (and clams, mussels, etc). Agave and maple syrups are excellent substitute sweeteners.