While 'living' in Panajachel the boys and I did several day trips to lake side, mountainous villages around Lake Atitlan. One such trip had us taking a lancha (boat) to the little village of San Juan La Laguna. Our visit serendipitously coincided with the annual honey harvest.
Honey is used as an offering and main ingredient in celebration of Santa Semana- Holy Week or Easter.
Because Mayan culture is so intricately entwined with ancient Mayan religion and Christian religion many of the traditions and rituals are a colorful mix.
The boys were thrilled to watch the honey be transferred and prepared for shipment.
We managed to buy a water bottle full of honey which I brought home and put on the double broiler and strained.
It is delicious.
I am obsessed with honey.
Do you love honey too?