Friday, May 18, 2012

Strawberries and Cream

Is there anything in the world better than fresh strawberries and cream? On our honeymoon last October, my husband and I headed for the local strawberry spot, Humbugs, close to Hakgala gardens, to indulge. And indulge we did. Though they offer all kinds of strawberry (and other) goodies, we stuck to the basics- strawberries with a generous dollop of cream, sprinkled with sugar on top. We decided to eat it out in their garden, overlooking the hills, despite the tendrils of mist that was fast enveloping the landscape. It was truly a magnificent tea time treat, with a magnificent view and climate. . 

We even made two friends, a dog and a cat. The dog kept a safe distance while wagging a friendly tail, while the cat became more familiar, rubbing her chin on our feet quite comfortably. We thought we were naturally cat-people, until we discovered her true intentions; the cream. See the hilarious pictures below, for a pictorial account of a cat on a mission.

If you look closely you can spot the tips of two grey ears, popping up surreptitiously in the middle of the picture.

 Here we are. She has now ventured to take a closer peek at her quarry, the cream. Having made friends with us, she has clearly thought its time to make a move.

And volla, thats one pissed off cat. She is like "what the ...?, where did the dishes go???" Despite her clearly thieving intentions, we felt sorry for her, and afterwards, we divided a bit of cream between the cat and the dog. Despite nature dictating otherwise, this cat was clearly a bit of a dictator, and we had to make sure she didn't attack the dog.

Oh for the love of strawberries and cream :). The strawberries were fresh, from their fields, and the cream, was well, fresh and creamy. Such simple ingredients, such a decadent dessert, these things never cease to amaze me.

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