Marie A Bright wrote plaintively on Facebook yesterday after the post on Sugar:
What if you have a sweet tooth but don’t want to use sugar? I know artificial sweeteners are no good either but sometimes, you want a bit of sweet. Robin, I know you don’t really have a sweet tooth and you are so lucky but is there anything out there that is natural but not harmful to your health? Thanks.
Without much reflection I suggested a square of 80-90% cacao chocolate, a slice of apple, a dried fig or apricot or a bowl of raspberries.
It is the season–supposedly! Summer arrives officially in a week, though it’s hard to credit.
I’d bought a small punnet yesterday in a new vegetable & fruit shop in Castres.
They looked good–but not exactly home grown.
But mixed in with some Realmont Market strawberries from a trusted source–they made a colorful addition to my breakfast bowl and lifted the spirits.
Soon after, from somewhere in deep cover in the garden, Meredith announced :
“We have raspberries!” Hardly a bowl of them yet, but thanks to the rain and now the sunshine we live in hope.
Beau was on the case too–Watson to Meredith’s Sherlock.