On this particular morning I had a lovely chat to a winemaker, got some great recipe ideas for persimmon and was convinced by the kids to buy some of "the world's most delicious honey" (Noodle's words).
My aunty explained that I was a blogger so asked if he wouldn't mind a photo - what a guy! The Naked Honey Pot is a local honey producer in the Napier area. The hives are located in remote bush areas giving the honey a very unique flavour. The kids visited the stand before I did and tried each variety. Their favourite was Bush Honey. It's really yummy. Save this recipe for winter when pears come into season: Pear Walnut and Honey Betty (PDF)
Later in the day I took the kids to a Hawke's Bay icon: Rush Munro's. This ice cream shop has been around since 1926. It's a true success story as you can see from the website. I have many memories of Rush Munro's from childhood. I think if you ask anyone local about it they will definitely have a favourite flavour.
Which would you pick?
Banana Blackcurrant Boysenberry Chocolate
Coconut Cookies & Cream Double Chocolate Chip Feijoa
Hokey Pokey Lemon Gin Lemon Honey Malted Milk
Manuka Honey Maple Walnut Mochaccino Passionfruit
Raspberry Rum & Raisin Strawberries & Cream Treasure Hunt
Vanilla Vanilla Bean
Little Guy chose Banana. Noodle had Treasure Hunt. I would've been hard-pressed to choose but since ice cream is not really my favourite thing I didn't have one that day. I will next time.