French Word A Week: Fraises

Friday, April 09, 2010

Fresh!

This is going to be a short and sweet French Word A Week post as Tami and I are busy working hard. In our case work is play and play is work but still. The weather is gorgeous right now in Charleston which makes me want to be outside and just walk around the city. The farmers market just started, the dogwoods are heavy with flowers. It's all quite pretty really. And our strawberry season is literally just around the corner. Ah les fraises! (the strawberries!)

One of my favorite fruits. Fraises. Listen to the pronunciation here.

Strawberries here in town are a big deal. We even have a festival to celebrate its beginning at Boone Hall Plantation which is always a sight to be seen. Bill and I do the side step at this time of year because we can't wait to see the "U pick" sign on the sign of the road. We love to spend a few hours on the grounds, digging up the sweet and juicy strawberries. I even took Marcela there two years ago when she came to visit. I wish I could take Tami there this year but we are one weekend too early.

At least I know what I am doing next weekend with our neighbors and their kids!

Have a wonderful weekend!






30 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

Beautiful word for a beautiful fruit! :)

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Great inspirational photo! Yup, we all need to get outside and get busy in the sunshine....I can't wait to surf again, just waiting for the chilly waters to heat up in the OC. enjoy your weekend

merry jennifer said...

The photograph is simple and sweet, and just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Helene, I just can't get enough of your food photos.

I love your composition and creative use of props that just embrace the subject and create an amazing impact.

Love the pot/cup that is subtle and doesn't obstruct the main subject.

Also love the two other pots in background.

Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

Neel | Learn Food Photography said...

Helene, I just can't get enough of your food photos.

I love your composition and creative use of props that just embrace the subject and create an amazing impact.

Love the pot/cup that is subtle and doesn't obstruct the main subject.

Also love the two other pots in background.

Thank you for sharing your photos with us.

-- Neel

Camilla Leila said...

haha! I love that you have a french word that you teach to people. I studied french for 4 years and I am also half algerian so I grew up speaking it (badly) but I do believe it is the most beautiful language in the world.

Every phrase sounds like a line of a poem. And a simple word like :strawberry: transforms into something silky and lovely to say!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is such a lovely shot!

Cheers,

Rosa

Enila said...

Sooo delicious photo ! I love "Fraises", but it's not the time yet in France :-( Have a great weekend:)

Nicole, RD said...

Beautiful photo! I speak some french so I was cued in ;)

Allison said...

Love the photo and the cute little cup! Absolutely adorable.

Ernie said...

Thank you for the beautiful photo. As always, you take gorgeous pictures. Now I need to get me some "fraises"!

Merci!

Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf.ch said...

ah bah oui les fraises !

what a gorgeous photo above. no way i could be patient and wait for local swiss strawberries to start showing up at the markets here in zürich this summer. i gave in and bought a kilo crate of the brightest red strawberries from spain just this morning. so good !

and guess what i made with them - a rhubarb berry crumble, inspired by *your* recipe ! :) merci !!

♥peachkins♥ said...

stunning shot!

Paula said...

you take amazing pictures dear!

my little expat kitchen said...

There's fraises madness going all around!!
Magda

Lori said...

I am assuming that is you pronouncing this one today.

I wanted to learn French so bad in high school. My mother convinced me to learn Italian or Spanish. But I just wasnt wowed by them so I did not have the passion. In NY where I live French is not too common. I regret not moving forward with French. So I love your idea here.

Clare said...

Such a beautiful picture of strawberries! I looove them.

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x

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a gorgeous photo! There is nothing like a basketful of sweet, juicy strawberries, still warm from the sun.

Jolette said...

These look delicious! Now I feel like strawberries...

Love your French Word A Week column - I studied French for two years at university so it's interesting to see which ones I know and which ones I don't. :-)

Have a great week!

Sab said...

Hum! La meilleure des fraises: la gariguette :) Vivement que l'été arrive!

Magnifique photo, magnifique blog!
Bravo!

Sab de Brest.

Julia said...

Beautiful photos!

invisibly said...

hi, :) i just found your blog and wanted to say i adore the photos

Ms M said...

Mmmm strawberries! Feels like summer or at least spring maybe on its way! Lovely blog x

Jan (Family Bites) said...

Gorgeous. I can't wait until our strawberry season arrives.

Spicy Green Mango said...

So sweet and beautiful! I love your patterned cups...really makes the strawberries even more mouth-watering! As always, great photos!

Nachiketa said...

our strawberry season in India is almost over... but i don't miss them as much after seeing your wonderfullllllll picture... like i could pick one off the screen n eat it now.....

The Variable - Nachiketa
Crazy Over Desserts - The Variable, Nachiketa

ControlCalorie said...

Wow. By just looking at the strawberries, it makes me feel that summer is really here! Thanks for sharing!

Melange a Trois said...

yummy. I am growing strawberries right now in my garden, but the first one that was ripe for the picking was stolen by an animal in the night! Or my husband this morning.

Marcellina said...

Your photography is brilliant! So soothing and calming. I must have not popped in for a while because I have missed a few. The choc cake looks wonderful!

Claire said...

I love your photos...except that they make me SOOO hungry!

Reading your column makes me feel much better about my daughter switching from Spanish to French this year. I think Spanish is much more practical, but your blog helped remind me how lovely the French language is...Thanks!

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