I am sure you all know how to make a strawberry daiquiri. This is a very simple version for sun ripened fruit. Put on your favourite pinny, a big floppy straw hat and go out into the garden. Pick all the sweet juicy strawberries you can see.
In a blender out on the verandah. Ice, strawberries, rum and lime. (My version is 2 shots of rum, a big handful of strawberries, a big handful of ice, 1/2 shot of lime juice). Blend and pour. These are the only glasses I have that are respectable. The Matriarch said she was not drinking daquiris out of a canning jar. Serve. Then sit and watch the hummingbird in the lilac without a sound whilst sipping. After a while, I ask The Matriarch what she thinks. She says not enough ice and too much rum. Hmm. A clash of cultures. Never mind. I make another batch without using the shot glass, add more ice and a few glugs of the rum. Maybe she will not notice the rum if she gets more ice. Are we ever going to get to taste this, she comments with just a touch of thirst, as I photograph the second batch. She is endlessly patient with me and tries to cover her sighs with her hand. She finally gets a taste of the second batch. Perfect she says. Then after another while of sitting and looking over the garden, she says. Now, I bet you can’t do that again. Suffice to say that we did do it again! But that was the end of the photo session.
Good morning. The evening we spent on the verandah last night was simply perfect, especially with our Simple Strawberry Daquiris. Many recipes call for sugar or sugar water. I made up some of my vanilla infused sugar water but did not use it. The strawberries were beautifully sweet and tasty without.
Today has dawned already, the sky is clear, the air is still, the light is beautiful and the animals are all stood at their gates watching the kitchen door waiting patiently. Except the pigs, they always sleep the latest.
Have a lovely day.