Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sweet Summer Strawberries

Good morning! Or just Morning, if you're like me, where the phrase, "Good morning," is considered more of a challenge than a greeting. It's June in the Midwest, and where I am, that means the strawberries are ripe for the picking, which is where I am this morning. Bright and early (heaven help me!) and by this afternoon, I should have a freezer full o' Jam.

There's something about a ripe strawberry...biting into it, feeling the first resistance. Then the explosion of flavor, juice filling your mouth, little seeds providing interesting texture, but not enough of a nuisance as to get caught in your teeth. Strawberries just taste like summer to me. Like everything that makes summer good - from freedom from school when you were younger, to longer days and evenings and nights that you can enjoy on a blanket, looking up at the stars. Strawberries have this...sensuality to them that speaks to the primitive, id part of the brain, or maybe even bypasses it altogether.

But maybe strawberries don't do it for you. What other food reaches into you, bypasses higher thought, grabs you by the senses and won't let go? And yeah...I want recipes, too. Mr. Xandra's gone out of town for four days. It'd be nice to have something extra whipped up for a nice reunion.


Blogger Meljprincess said...

Easy question, Xandra. Chocolate of course! Chocolate in anything. If I could eat it in my sleep I would. I won a gc to Godiva and I'm going to get some of those HUGE chocolate covered strawberries they have.
I'd love some of your jam. *g*

11:16 AM  
Blogger Cyndi Redding said...

Ohhh... Chocolate covered strawberries! Yum! I'll have to make some for father's day! (After the guests are gone!!!)


12:31 PM  
Blogger Tina Holland said...

Sensual Foods...Hmm... who among us hasn't tried to entice eating a banana? Be honest.

If you are looking for recipes in the bedroom, one of my favorite is a body shot...rum, lemon and salt anyone...for extra fun freeze some lemon juice (instead of the lemon) and play on hot night...

I think I've given enough food for thought...gotta go prep my bedroom.


6:21 PM  
Blogger robynl said...

Juicy watermelon slices; juice dripping down your chin onto your chest...yum, yum!!!

11:53 PM  

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