An Extra Helping Of Sweetness

Apples hanging from the tree

The top two pictures were taken in the orchard at Hidcote Gardens. I’m offering several takes on sweetness to justify my extra helpings claim, starting with the child you can just make out running with so much vim on the left of the apple picture, and the pear below. Sorry, merely looking at these doesn’t equate to two of your five portions a day… 

Hanging fruit

…although munching your way through one of these heaped berry packs at lunchtime would set you in good stead.

Heaped packs of berries with forks

[Aside: While we’re thinking of red fruits and Hidcote, here’s a link to my earlier post about Hidcote’s famous red border. I don’t know how sweet it is. To let you into a secret, I received a lengthy but amusing rant in the comments, purporting to be from an aristocrat, about how Graham Thomas had destroyed his relative’s garden by putting red in it, amongst other semi-libellous accusations. It’s one of the very few comments I didn’t approve, thinking if he wanted a space to rant, he should make his own blog.]

Back to sweetness. For those who don’t like fruit (don’t like fruit!?) I ought perhaps to have offered one of these (ignore any with fruit on ’em)…

Rows of small cakes

…but it’d have been expensive, decadent even; would only have lasted a minute; would’ve been a risk to your pearly whites… need I go on? Best glimpsed through a window, don’t you think?

If you’re craving more sweetness, check out the other interpretations of sweet on the Daily Post.

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