Monday, June 04, 2012

Strawberries & angel food cake

This weekend I was reminded just how wonderful the simple things can taste. While hanging out with my fantastic siblings, my sister served store-bought angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. And you know, I've probably eaten that combination at least two hundred times in my life, but it just tastes so delicious and summery that it fills me with happiness!

On a similar note, last week I read Snuff, by Terry Pratchett (which I think just won a Wodehouse award for best comic novel from the UK). I've read so many Terry Pratchett books that I can't even keep them straight, but they are always enjoyable, and this one was no exception. In fact, it was remarkable! I highly recommend it. It's classic Terry Pratchett with a hint of humanism. I think it might be a new favorite.

I think that summer is a great time to enjoy simple, classic favorites. It's the time when you break out the blue jeans and white tee-shirt. When you set aside the latest style of shoes to put on your flip-flops. It's the time to pick up books by your favorite authors, drink an IPA, and just hang out.

Any great summer plans or favorite summer treats awaiting you?


Anthony Rapino said...

I love the simple things. And hell yeah, strawberries and whipped cream (with cake too) is one of them.

Miriam Forster said...

Hopefully I'll have the simple pleasure of moving into our own apartment this summer. Until then, my simple pleasure is ice cream. :)