09 July 2016

Fraises

Fraises is French for strawberries. The Château du Moulin, near Romorantin and 20 miles east of Saint-Aignan, has dubbed itself the strawberry "conservatory" for France.


The strawberry is a "false fruit" made up of a fleshy mass in which are embedded the real, tiny yellow fruits that seem like seeds. ("In fact," the French says, "every time we think we are eating a strawberry, we are really eating a whole bunch of fruits at the same time."

Picking the berries

Making the confiture


I'll let you read this last poster. By the time you read this, I should be in Paris...

11 comments:

  1. The only way I like strawberries is with sugar and red wine.

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    1. Sounds like a good strategy. White or red.

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    2. I've never tried it with white wine, but with red wine it is wonderful. Have you tried it yourself?

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    3. I've never tried it chm, but I plan to give it a go. I've gotten a lot of good food ideas on this site. ;-)

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  2. I tried the new Mariguette hybrid (Gariguette x Mara des Bois) on Wednesday. Delicious! A sweet and soft (but not too soft) variety. Sweeter than the Maras, which we bought for comparison.

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  3. You and Walt should plant a strawberry patch in your newly expanded garden. They're fun and easy
    to grow.

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    1. sheila, we already have! :)

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  4. Wonderful poster about the fraise -- thanks for that! Enjoy Paris!

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  5. I didn't know that, that the strawberry is really a composite of multiples. Although "formé d'un réceptacle charnu" made me think of "charnel". Not a term the marketing people would normally want associated with their berries, I suspect. :-)
    Enjoy your trip to Paris.

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