Thursday, May 23, 2019

Do you like butter?

That's what we kids were asked while someone held a buttercup flower just under our chins. When the flower reflected its yellow color on our skin, the answer was a resounding "Yes!" I don't remember anybody not getting the reflection, hence, not liking butter. Even though most of us were probably being fed margarine at the time.

It's like buttah!

The buttercups are in full bloom right now. They grow wild in the margins between the woods and the vineyard parcels, among the tall grasses which, by the way, are getting very tall. It won't be long before the growers are out there cutting them back.

10 comments:

  1. Some things are the same the world over. My dairy farmer father would not have margarine in the house, and in my childhood, I remember it being pretty awful.

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  2. Such a glorious color. I don’t know if we even have buttercups locally. (Maybe oliveoilcups?))

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  3. You and I had such similar things going on around us during our childhoods, Walt. Buttercups !

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  4. they are bloomin' mad around here also. I was raised on real butter; real butter is still part of my household staples.

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  5. Would you believe margarine was invented in France — 1869-Hippolyte MEGE-MOURIES — a country whose butter is one of the best in the whole world?

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    1. Can’t believe is not bouton d’or.

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  6. andrew, I'm not a margarine fan, but I know we ate it when I was a kid.

    mitch, oliveoilcups sound good. Do you think they sell them at the garden center?

    judy, hehe, kids will be kids!

    anne marie, we're a butter household, too.

    chm, I did read that! Now you're going to tell me that sliced bread was invented in France...

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    1. No, slice bread, the "Wonder" of the world, and tepid water were both invented in the US.

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