Main Entry: 1suc·cu·lent
Pronunciation: -l&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin suculentus, from sucus juice, sap; perhaps akin to Latin sugere to suck — more at SUCK
1 a : full of juice : JUICY b : moist and tasty : TOOTHSOME c of a plant : having fleshy tissues that conserve moisture
2 : rich in interest
– suc·cu·lent·ly adverb

Spring melts into summer, when the juice from sun ripened strawberries dribbles down your chin and falls unheeded to the ground.

There is still time to pick your own; we visited Ambrose on Wadmalaw. I’ll be returning, as I feel the need to put up some preserves.

*** For extra indulgence pierce a ripe strawberry with a fork and allow to sit in a chocolate martini.


#1 Shauna on 04.22.06 at 2:30 am

Oh my YUMNESS. After a winter of eating sketchy looking, suspiciously huge berries, I’m ready for something fresh.

#2 Joel Maners on 04.25.06 at 5:19 am

I thought I was the biggest strawberry fan in the world. Then my oldest son came along…

#3 Heather on 04.27.06 at 9:56 am

I ruined my oldest. We took him strawberry picking, last year. I didn’t know he was coming down with a bug and he bit into a green strawberry. He will not touch “berries” now. Poor kid, I hope he outgrows it.

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