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I Was Older than the Earth

So, having to make a quick dessert for guests, I pulled out the little ramekins*, pulled out the crumble topping I made too much of a couple of months ago (don't YOU keep a sack of that in YOUR freezer? Don't ask.) filled them with blueberries, and then... Aha! I remembered that we had a jar of blueberry honey from the apiary that is a scant 10K from where we picked the blueberries. So, atoms being what they are, the possibility that some of they honey was gathered from the blossoms of the very berries I was immolating could, in fact, be. Leviticus aside, I think I can be forgiven for mixing berries with their own nectar, cruel as it may seem to those of a Jain state of mind.

But it worked, and perhaps it was auto-suggestion, but I thought the aromatics of the blueberry honey added a little lightness to the crumbles.

* that word is far too twee to tolerate. It makes me think of little goats leaping from putt-putt-golf-sized hills, their tiny "baaaaa"s echoing in the holes and their tiny beards flapping in the breeze


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Jul. 26th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Somewhere, wee baby goats were delighted with your blueberries-squared dessert.
Jul. 26th, 2012 08:46 am (UTC)
Except, of course, rams are sheep, aren't they? So much for that.

But did I tell you about the massive shipment (probably urban myth) of haggis that was stopped in Nerita? It was impounded as "live cargo" and put under quarantine.
Jul. 26th, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
D'oh, yes, baby sheep, indeed.

And you mean Narita, in Japan? That's pretty rich, from the country that likes its seafood raw and some of it still wiggling.
Jul. 26th, 2012 09:15 am (UTC)
Apparently, they were erring of the side of caution. Not knowing what a "haggis" is, see. What if it was an endangered species?
Jul. 26th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
It does rather sound as if it has very long hair and balances lightly on rocks. Along with the ramekins.
Jul. 26th, 2012 09:38 am (UTC)
Little rodent-like haggises, leaping from glen to glen and down the mountain side...
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