Friday, June 24, 2011
The time I turned into Violet Beauregarde
This one time, I ate a whole bunch of blueberries and turned into Violet Beauregarde. Remember her?
She's the character from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory who decides to chew Willy Wonka's still-in-testing-phases gum despite his warnings to steer clear. She turns into a giant blueberry and has to be escorted to the "juicing room" to be squeezed of blueberry juice and returned to her original size.
Another post would be necessary to describe my love and utter admiration for Roald Dahl's talent and imagination. In the meantime, I need to figure out a way to stop eating blueberries before I begin to take on a blue hue.
I went blueberry picking at Morgan Creek Winery yesterday morning with two work friends, and we had a ball. We paid $7 to pick half gallon buckets (read: oodles) of blueberries and participate in a free wine tasting. Their muscadine blush wine has been a longtime favorite, but I enjoyed branching out a bit and trying some new varieties. The whole experience was lots of fun, and I definitely recommend it if you're ever in this neck of the woods.
Since I now have an entire half gallon of blueberries all to myself, I've declared eating the whole thing my mission in life...my purpose, if you will. Oh. My. Heavens. These blueberries are so good. So good. I've been eating them by the fistful. I reckon the majority of them will find their way into the freezer, because I couldn't live with myself if I let them go bad. Any other fun blueberry ideas?
In the meantime, if you need me, they're expecting me in the juicing room.