Friday, July 31, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for July 31, 2009


OK, I'm bitter. The lovely LadyStyx sent me this amusing misspelling, which I am going to mock the hell out of because seeing this recipe is making me hungry for strawberry shortcake, and I can't have strawberry shortcake because I'm allergic to cream.

So since I can't have this delicious, sweet strawberry shortcake, I'm going to be a bitter, bitter girl and make fun of this goofy misspelling that both the writer and her spell-checker should have picked up on and corrected. "Treet" just looks silly. It looks very much like "tweet," which is funny-looking and funny-sounding, too. The difference is that "tweet" is a real word AND "TREET" IS NOT. NOT AT ALL. YOU DON'T DESERVE TO HAVE THAT STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, YOU ROTTEN WRITER!!!!!!!!!

OK. Calming down now...

So, on the topic of treats, what are your favorite treats? Mine are:

1. Shoo-Fly Pie
2. Refreshers candy (a fizzy British candy that, sadly, I don't think is being made anymore)
3. Rita's Italian Ice. But since I'm a Philly-area native, I call it Rita's Water Ice (which is also "Rita's Wooder Ice," if the Philadelphian who says those words has a particularly heavy Philly accent).

Happy Friday, everyone! And thanks to LadyStyx for spotting this silly misspelling!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! I'm partial to strawberry shortcake, but a nice rhubarb pie is one of my favorites too! In the first version I don't think the plural "pints" is correct either.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Good call on "pints"; I missed that one!

Rhubarb pie makes me think of my grandparents, who grew rhubarb in their backyard. :) I'm not sure if I've ever tried rhubarb pie, though! (Perhaps I did when I was little, but I don't remember...)

Bridgete said...

1) The recipe is wrong. The real way to make strawberry shortcake is to cut up the strawberries, put a couple tablespoons of sugar in there and stir it up. The sugar releases the juice in the strawberries and then that gets soaked up by the cake. AND, that way, our dear Ms. Grammarphile can enjoy it without the whipped cream because there's enough sweetness from the sugar. I actually don't like whipped cream so I eat it without most of the time. Oh, and for heaven's sake do NOT use frozen! *shakes head*

2) I'm with you on how silly "treet" looks.

3) In case you couldn't tell, strawberry shortcake is my favorite treat. ;) Strawberries are my favorite food, so really any dessert featuring strawberries is my favorite, but strawberry shortcake is the best because it's really light on the sweetness. I'm really not a fan of anything that's too sweet. Other desserts I'm partial to are crème brulée and tiramisu, again because they're not overly sweet.

LadyStyx said...

Oh good catch Anonymous! I was so wrapped up and giddy about the Treets and the home made poundcake (since when do HOUSES bake?) that I completely missed that one.

Carlos said...

Wooder! LOL. Jesus...I haven't heard that since way back when I lived in South Jersey in the mid/late 80s!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: I like your recipe MUCH better! :)

Ooh, creme brulee...yummy! Although the closest I can get to that is using my Philosophy creme brulee-scented shampoo/body wash/bubble bath!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: I wish MY house would bake something for me!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Carlos: I lived in south Jersey in the mid- to late '80s, too! :)

Anonymous said...

"Home made" doesn't bother me nearly as much as the comma splices.

JD (The Engine Room) said...

Here you go, sweetie: Refreshers

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ JD: Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm gonna have to order some of these. I *love* them...see, every friend who's recently visited the UK (who offered to bring some of these back for me) has said they haven't been able to find any Refreshers in stores, so I just assumed they weren't being made anymore! :)

Robin said...

Actually, Treet is a word. Or at least a brand name. It's knockoff Spam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treet That probably wouldn't make very good strawberry shortcake, though.

Speaking of which, what are they talking about with that recipe? If you're not going to make or buy actual shortcake, the proper substitution is slightly sweetened baking powder biscuits. And frozen strawberries? In the middle of summer?! Never. ::haughty baking-snob sniff:: Note to self: do not eat at Cracker Barrel.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Spam-substitute shortcake? Oh, ew!!! Haha.

John & Jennifer Savage said...

Shoo-fly pie! I always wondered why the song "Shoo fly, don't bother me" reminded me of a sickly-sweet dessert. Now I know. Thanks, Grammarphile!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! You're quite welcome! :) Man, I really miss shoo-fly pie. You can get it in PA (where I'm originally from), but I haven't found it anyplace here in NY yet!