Citrus, Thyme and Honey Tart
April 28, 2010 § 6 Comments
I got a phone call the other day from my friend Ben who owns a cafe called III Bean; “Would I be interested in making the dessert for a set menu Autumn dinner? The main course is meatballs”. After a quick discussion we settled on a citrus tart, as lemons are just starting to come into season and limes are still abundant in my garden.
The special ingredient in this tart is the honey produced just the road from my house. I only noticed a little sign in the window of a house when walking my dog about three weeks ago (“honey for sale $2 and $3), so I knocked on the door and a man came out and said that he had none left; but come back in a couple of weeks and he would be taking his last harvest from the hive before winter. I promptly walked straight over to the house after this phone call to see if he had harvested any honey yet, and I was greeted by the bee keeper in the middle of his harvest. The hive is kept in his garden all year round, the bees travel up to 2 kilometers which means they may just fly past III Bean Cafe, and perhaps they pollinated the citrus in my garden.
Today I have to make 75 Citrus, Thyme and Honey Tarts….