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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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asakiyume
Jul. 26th, 2012 08:20 am (UTC)
Somewhere, wee baby goats were delighted with your blueberries-squared dessert.
barry_king
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.
asakiyume
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.
barry_king
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?
asakiyume
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.
barry_king
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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