19.3.12

Around Lake Atitlan: San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala

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.  
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I am obsessed with honey.
Do you love honey too?

5 comments:

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

So interesting....I love honey too! I am enjoying follow ing along on your adventure....thanks for sharing it!

Clair said...

Very much, we add it to many drinks and recipes. I purchase our honey from beekeepers in our area. Right now we are using Creamed Cinnamon Honey on our toast. Delicious!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Oh just such a fabulous adventure for you. Fabulous.
I do like honey but didn't until my 30s. Don't know why that is.
My daughter doesn't care for it but she's only 26, perhaps she'll change her mind in her 30s as well :)

justine said...

so interesting and yes, I do love honey!

Phoenix said...

I overdosed on honey as a kid (we had it all the time) but every once in a while I have a hankering for it all over again. I had some honey butter on Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's Day last week and then yesterday had some honey-infused peanut butter.

Your pictures of honey make me miss it even more, though! It looks delicious in those pictures!

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