|Ever notice that strawberries have little pockets for cream and sugar built right in?|
The strawberries talk to me as they're plucked from their stems. Some say nothing at all. Others make a little snap as the stem breaks free from the plant. But the one that caught my ear the other day and again this morning is the unique snap/pop combination that happens when the stem releases from the calyx at the top of the berry. You know that sound! If you've ever picked strawberries, it's the sound that neutralizes the stiff back and the pinching knee. It's the sound that explodes with flavor on your tongue. It's the sound that tastes like "mmm-m-m-m."