Shoo choux!

is my cupcake
with glacier cherry
balanced on top.

It tells me life
is sweetened enough
for the minute
in little bites.

And doesn’t have to
be anything French
and fancy.


14 thoughts on “Shoo choux!

  1. Yeah, delight in the moment doesn’t need flashy or fancy but rather appreciative immersion. grins. Me being meself–I want to snarf the cup-cake!

  2. Matt says:

    I haven’t heard the word “snarf” for years. Snarf is just the scoff word needed in this situation.

  3. LOL. You know it’s an odd thing about words that fall out of everyday ‘use’–some times there’s just no replacement for all their allusions and referents.
    –who now recalls that ‘gay’ for long simply meant “very happy”?
    –Or the delights of “fey”–with its roots in an ‘older’ world with a certains sense of the ‘unknown’..

    So glad for your remark about snarf–you got me thinking….though some times that’s a scary adventure!

  4. nectarfizz says:

    Did you take that photo? That cupcake looks way to yummy..I must leave before I lick my computer screen.

  5. Matt says:

    If I’d taken the photo it’d just be an empty plate, cake snarfed.

  6. nectarfizz says:

    There will be no snarfing without sharing! I want the cherry..mine, mine, mine!

  7. Uncle Tree says:

    That cupcake looks French enough to me, good sir!

    Btw…why do they call them ‘glacier’ cherries?
    The whipped cream has iced that one already, I guess.
    It would still need French vanilla ice cream, methinks.

  8. Matt says:

    Good, Sir,

    I think they’re actually called glacé cherries which I believe just means they’re glazed with sugar, but I’m sure they’re know as glacier too (unless I’m completely wrong) Also known as crystallized fruit, and have been around since the 14th century according to Google.

    I can believe that some have been around that long, I remember my grandma’s cakes, some of those cherries tasted 14th century.

    “It would still need French vanilla ice cream, methinks.”

    Incidentally ‘glace’ is French for ice cream. There, that covers all flan bases. 🙂

  9. nectarfizz says:

    You are too smart for us normal folks…heh

  10. Uncle Tree says:

    I’m obviously a lazy researcher, Matt.
    Thank you for teaching me something new today!

    When I was a young teen, I could eat all that sweet
    stuff like chocolate covered cherries, or those ‘glace’ ones right out of the jar. My grandma used to say she couldn’t, because they were too rich. Now that I’m much, much older, I understand exactly what she meant. Why she used the word ‘rich’ for too sweet I don’t know. Then they said red dye #? caused cancer in mice. I’m sure they changed their color after that. They’re still on the shelf.

    The French have taken their share of hits
    in the past, but we haven’t shaken them
    off completely. Their stuff is just too good.

    Flan bases? Have a great day, Matt!

  11. Matt says:

    UT, you’re not alone in eating those cherries straight from the jar as a kid. I used to do the ssme mainly because my mother used to buy us sweets infrequently and they were just too tempting sometimes (and hey they looked appealing). To me they were bakery items and not real sweets and even then, I could only eat a few before feeling them too sickly sweet. Sometimes it’s good to not know what some things are exactly! Now, I shudder at those memories slightly.

    Also, I think I can guess what your grandma meant by “rich”, although it means overly sweet and fatty in general terms, it was also used to convey something of a warning I think to a certain generation, from the older generation. A sort of slang term for food to be wary of.

    “Flan bases?” Yup, I was just carrying on the food theme. 🙂

  12. nectarfizz says:

    My mom once got mad, because we used her lemon juice, reserved for making a cake, to make lemonade to drink. She said it was poisoned and whoever had made the lemonaide would get a very bad tummy ache…(my mom is evil)Needless to say, I worred for 2 days if I was going to die soon.

  13. Matt says:

    Lemonade poisoning, that’s a new one.

    Woman: “What happened to your daughter?”

    Mother: “She was fizzed alive. I told her not
    to go near the lemons, but do they listen?”

    Woman: “They never listen.”

  14. nectarfizz says:


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