Celebrate the flavors of spring and summer with this delicious treat! Tender shortcakes are topped with juicy berries and whipped cream, all made a little healthier with natural sweeteners and dairy-free alternatives! Vegan friendly with gluten and refined sugar free options!
I love to watch British period dramas (like Downton Abby, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility ❤️) and I often find myself imagining how life would be to live in back in those days. As boring as it might seem not to have television, phones, and social media to keep us occupied, how nice would it be to have the time to learn how to play that instrument you’ve always wanted to learn or read that stack of books you’ve been meaning to get to. Who else would would welcome the chance to close the laptop and get outside on a nice day and meander through a pretty garden or lay back and watch the clouds change shape as they float through the air.
How nice would it be to shoot the breeze with a friend of family member you haven’t seen in a while. It’s unfortunate that we ‘squeeze in’ a visit with family maybe once or twice a year, if even that. And we even have to schedule time with friends weeks or months out because everyone is just too busy to meet up regularly. For some of us, the only interaction we get with friends and family is liking their post on facebook.
It’s kind of sad if you think about it. Sometimes I wish life was a little more simple, without so many distractions and responsibilities to occupy our time. I don’t know about you, but I feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to get all the important things done, much less to “waste” on stuff that isn’t productive. As much as I wish we could go and see our family living in other states, it’s too difficult to get away from work and the obligations we’ve bogged ourselves down with.
The truth is, we make time for things that are important. We make time for Netflix, getting our hair/nails done, shopping for new clothes, going to the gym, and the other things that bring us joy or make us look/feel better. But maybe we can turn the tv off a few nights a week and read that book or watch a YouTube tutorial on how to play that instrument we’ve always wanted to learn. Maybe we can take the afternoon off and pick up our kids early from school and make an impromptu trip to the zoo or go home and bake a special treat. Or what if we invited our friend/family member to go shopping or get our nails done together instead of going by ourselves?
At the end of the day, life is as simple or difficult as we make it.
Speaking of simple, this classic dessert is just that. Biscuits, strawberries, and whipped cream come together to create a symphony of flavors which celebrate the spring and summer seasons. Making a yummy treat like this is also the perfect excuse to call up your friends and family to come over and share some with you! I know I’d clear my schedule to enjoy a plate of this homemade goodness! 🙂Print
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