Sunday, July 26, 2009

Blueberries and Plums

This is just to say that over the weekend, we bought 30 lbs of plump, perfect Michigan Blueberries. I'd like to say they were from the local U-Pick -- sometimes we do that. But this time we picked them up at the grocery store. We ate 5 lbs on the spot (couldn't resist!) and froze the remaining 25 lbs. They'll be perfect for blueberry pancakes (better than Bob Evans!) and blueberry pie all winter long (who's coming for Thanksgiving dessert?). Best of all, however, is just reaching into the freezer for a handful (only 80 calories per cup). Delicious, so sweet, so cold!

Remember this book?

And this poem . . .

This Is Just to Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

William Carlos Williams
American poet & pediatrician, 1883 - 1963)

1 comment:

  1. Note I left for Gerry on June 29, 2016

    "This is just to say
    that I am eating the sour plums.
    Family Job."
    [family job = our name for leftovers that no one wants to eat

    Photograph that re - appeared on facebook July 27, 2016,
    originally posted July 27, 2009, by my friend Heather: