Monday, June 13


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Frangelico prepared some strawberries for dessert this evening. (It usually starts with me thinking out loud: "I feel like something sweet". And before my craving for something generally sweet turns into a craving for something specifically pastry, Frangelico quietly starts rinsing and hulling fruit.)

While enjoying the strawberries, I couldn't help but be startled by just how miraculous it is, that something so bright and red and sweet comes from unremarkable, heavy, grainy clods of earth. The natural world is full of magic and miracles.




Anonymous said...

Mmmm, there's nothing better than strawberries in season. We've chosen strawberries for the desert at our wedding this summer. I could eat them forever. x

Bibsey Mama said...

Yes, yes, yes. Strawberries are very much the fruit de jour here at Bibsey Towers. They don't seem to last very long in this climate though. Any tips on what to do with ever so slightly past-it strawbs? Other than jam that is - as all my jars are destined for marmalade...

Cinnamon and Truffle said...

@Molly - What a great idea to have strawberries as wedding dessert! They bring so much colour to an occasion too.

@Bibsey Mama - Absolutely. Something I've seen Frangelico's mother do is to serve cut strawberries with lemon juice and sugar - adds tang and sweetness, if they're a little lacking from the strawberries themselves! Also, you could try an eton mess, macerating the strawberries in pomegranate juice and vanilla sugar, before folding together with whipped cream and crumbled meringue nests (à la Nigella).


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