Strawberries and Cream

A box of Strawberries

Image via Wikipedia

Buying strawberries fresh from the market

Mindful of bruises or soft mushy spots

Firm, ripe red berries are my shopping agenda

Feeling lucky they’re on sale today

Two cartons brought home free of blemishes

Finishing dinner I look to the task

Of preparing those berries for a fruitful dessert

Emptying them gently in the blue colander

I thoroughly rinse the plump, seeded fruit

Turning them lightly under a stream of clear water

Cleaned to satisfaction, my paring knife ready

I trim inedible stems and leaves from their tops

All different sizes are in with this bunch

Tiny ones are left whole but most need to be quartered

A clear round bowl is their resting place

As I sprinkle a bit of sugar to bring out their taste

Placed in the fridge a while, I allow them to “baste”

Soon they are ready and I get down a bowl

I spoon out a portion and top with whipped cream

The flavor is exquisite, eyes roll back in my head

Strawberries and cream–a truly heavenly dream

My entry for Monday Morning Writing Prompt:  Writing the Mundane

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/monday-morning-writing-prompt-writing-the-mundane/

I actually did this last night.  Yum!

Advertisements
Previous Post
Next Post
Leave a comment

30 Comments

  1. YES … YUM …. my mouth was watering as I was reading. I was thinking about the ones I purchased yesterday and have yet to dive into. It looks like they will be tickling my taste buds tonight …!!!!

    Very nice description on a “Mundane” but rewarding chore.

    Namaste,
    Izzy

    Like

    Reply
    • Looks like we’re on the same wavelength again, Izzy! Love those strawberries–enjoy yours tonight.

      Thanks for enjoying…

      Namaste,
      Gayle xoxo

      Like

      Reply
  2. Tino

     /  June 13, 2011

    Brings back memories of pick your own. It was commonplace in England to go to fruit farms and pick your own fruit. The beauty of that was that we could eat more than we picked, all for nothing. I am sure if they weighed me in and out, they would have charged me twice!

    Thanks for bringing back some cherised memories with this piece. Heavenly indeed.

    Like

    Reply
    • I used to go to U-pick fields when I lived in south Florida–a wonderful way to get your produce. Like you, I would sample some as I went along–fun.

      So happy it brought some nice memories back for you.

      Like

      Reply
  3. jgavinallan

     /  June 13, 2011

    Gayle;

    Yummy…love this…lol
    love strawberries
    Jaye
    hugs
    xoxo

    Like

    Reply
  4. Yum is right. This made me salivate. I love summer for its abundance of good fruit. Thanks for sharing, Gayle.

    Like

    Reply
  5. Me too–summer fruit is the best.

    You’re welcome. xoxo

    Like

    Reply
  6. Yum! I was right there with you. Tempted now to pop across the way to Whole Foods. Strawberries on sale there now too.

    My mom always liked them with sour cream. (sugar too!)

    I love kitchen poems. Enjoyed this much. Thanks, Gayle.

    Like

    Reply
    • Go ahead–give into temptation! I’ve never had them with sour cream but I can see how that would be similar to having them with yogurt (with sugar too!)

      Happy you enjoyed–xoxo

      Like

      Reply
  7. yummy. wish i could go there and have some.

    Like

    Reply
    • I wish you could too, Trisha!

      I sure do miss you…

      Like

      Reply
      • apparently i am back for the time being. sorted out my priorities and am acting according to my plans for the time being. 🙂

        Like

        Reply
        • OK … : )

          Like

          Reply
          • where are you??????????????

            Like

            Reply
          • Playing catch-up today. Out all day into the evening with my mother who needed help getting to the doctor yesterday. More doctor’s visits coming up and possible surgery for her. 😦

            Like

            Reply
          • is she alright or some problem popped up again. poor lady. 😦

            take care of both- you and auntie.

            Like

            Reply
          • Trisha, her doctor said she has a “mass” on her thyroid and that her thyroid gland is no longer functioning and probably will need to be removed. After her extensive abdominal surgery a few years back, my mother is not looking forward to another hospital stay. The doctor told her there is no comparison between the two surgeries and not to be disturbed by it.

            So she has an appointment with a specialist coming up and we’ll see what is recommended.

            Thanks for asking. I’m doing my best to take care of both of us! 🙂

            Like

            Reply
  8. Not even one to taste; I hope you enjoyed your strawberries and creams. I just take my Pavlovian drool elsewhere. Hmpf

    Like

    Reply
  9. Oh but to have wings! lol

    Like

    Reply
  10. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…
    I rarely pay much attention to the pics on poem blogs…but that is one mouth-watering photo there…

    Like

    Reply
  11. Not fond of strawberries, but loved the way you made every step exciting. The Food Network is calling. 🙂

    Have a nice weekend. 🙂

    Like

    Reply
    • Well, thanks so much, Apollorose! I’m afraid I wouldn’t be much help to The Food Network though. : )

      I hope your weekend is a good one too!

      Like

      Reply
  12. Oh Gosh, reading this made me HUNGRY! I love strawberries – fresh are definitely the best! I like that you used a red font for this, too. What a nicely detailed description! Mmm, I’ll have to put those on my list, too, now, after reading this!

    Like

    Reply
  13. I am on to blueberries now. They were on sale at Whole Foods. $1.99 a pint. Ha!

    Anyway, really want to say that I am glad you and yours are not in the path of the fire. Keep safe.

    Like

    Reply
    • Oh, that is a good deal for blueberries–I should pop over to Whole Foods then…

      We all are safe here but some of my relatives in New Mexico have fires swirling around them too–it’s really a bit scary! It makes you nervous when you can smell smoke in the air…

      Thanks for thinking of our welfare here, Jamie–very kind of you. xoxo

      Like

      Reply

Please share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Wightrabbit's Blog

Words and Pictures from my Kaboodle on The Isle of Wight

writing in north norfolk

Writer of children's literature, short stories and poetry

Lady Nyo's Weblog

A woman writer's blog with invitations to other writers

Poetry Breakfast

Beginning March 20th, 2016 Poetry Breakfast will once again serve a little poetic nourishment every morning. Start your day with our new expanded menu. Poems, of course, are our specialty. But we will also be serving a fuller menu that includes poetry related creative non-fiction such as letters to and from poets, essays on poetry, and anything else that might feed a poet and poetry lover’s soul.

Mithai Mumblezz

Thinks and again mumbles!!

findingtimetowrite

Thinking, writing, thinking about writing...

mindlovemisery

"We're all out there, somewhere, waiting to happen."

NavasolaNature

Nature needs Nurture

Whimsygizmo's Blog

poetic ponderings...parenting...procrastination...

Tao of Scrumble

A freeform way of life, love and everything

Sharp Little Pencil

Amy Barlow Liberatore... stories of lost years, wild times, mental variety, faith, and lots of jazz

silentlyheardonce

A Silent poet shouting to be heard

generaliregi

Romance of Five Clouds and Magical Poetry

kanzen sakura

South meets East: Poetry and Musings - words of the seasons

Poems, stories, paintings and more by Sharmishtha Basu

(Agnijaat, Agnishatdal, Agnijashatadalama, Indie Adda)

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

jaywalking the moon

poetry by claudia schoenfeld

She's Writing

Poetry and Prose

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

everyday amazing

spreading good cheer, fun & love for life

Michael's Lair

Just Write WordPress.com site

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

THE BeZINE

Be inspired...Be creative...Be peace...Be

bardessdmdenton - author- artist

Historical and Literary Fiction / Essays / Poetry / Reviews /Book Cover and Interior Illustrations / Pet Portraits and Other Commissioned Artwork ... "Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” ~ John Muir, naturalist, author, 1838 - 1914

Soul Dipper

Spirit Builder by Design

Contemplative Moorings

The official blog of unofficial author Michael Marsters.

Ramblings From A Mum

This is my journey, my thoughts, my views, plain and simple and from my heart. Please travel with me and share, hopefully it will be an interesting trip.

bwthoughts

copyright 2013 - no reuse without permission ( see bwfiction.wordpress.com for fiction and fantasy )

"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"

All Is One With Our Creator

MyHeartBlog

Take Control of Your Health

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

Wanjiku

poetic inspiration from life's simplicity

k8edid

Mumblings of a Middle Aged Madwoman

IN MY NEXT LIFE

if I go around more than once then ...

I Rhyme Without Reason

I live in words

Soul Speak

'You may say I'm a Dreamer, but I'm not the only one' ~ John Lennon

~ Dragon's Dreams ~

Carpe Noctem Quod Tempus Fugit!

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

A Sanctuary for Enlightenment and Peace through Poetry and Inspirational Thoughts as we go through Life

Lafemmeroar

laughing at the malfunction of the universe is better than crying about it

Lorna's Voice

Finding ways to make words sparkle

Olivia's In- Mind Whirls..

"It's all in my mind"

dVerse

Poets Pub

Leslie White

View artwork by Leslie White

jgavinallan

The best time to love...is when it is impossible///Stories of the heart-broken/shattered and sometimes mended

%d bloggers like this: