Sweet summer strawberries

Dear Diary,

Adam:  Angelo and I got a hankering for something different for afternoon tea. Earlier in the morning, we baked an angel food cake.  While it was cooling, we went out to the berry house to pick strawberries.  We found lots of lovely red berries.


"Look, Adam.  I've found some more!"

"What do you think of this one, Angelo?"

"There are more over there."
After we'd picked a batch, we went back inside to get everything ready for afternoon tea.  I brewed a pot of East Frisian tea which we import from Germany. It's a lovely tea which has been grown in India and then has been specially blended in Germany.  The recipe of the blend goes back to when the Dutch had a monopoly on the international tea trade.  Although much of the Netherlands drinks coffee, Frisia is still a tea drinking region, complete with its own method of drinking the brew. Recently, official health guidelines in the Netherlands recommend everyone drink at least 5 cups of tea daily.  That's easy for us - we exceed that daily!

"Please pour a cup of tea for me, Papa."

What a lovely afternoon tea: homemade cake, fresh strawberries from our garden, freshly whipped cream and a properly brewed cup of tea (no bags!).  

Life is sweet.


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