Tuesday, September 2, 2008



I thought this was Edward Hopper. It is a photograph.




When I was a child, I would steal into the larder and help myself to a spoonful of this nectar of the Gods. Later I would mix it into tinned rice pudding. My mother insisted so much on healthy foods, that, for years, I avoided salads and am still very suspicious of fresh fruit. Raspberries excepted.

2 comments:

willow said...

This looks very much like a Hopper painting!

And please help...I'm an American...what exactly is this "nectar of the gods"?

marc aurel said...

Tate and Lyle were huge Victorian sugar importers. They found a way to make treakle that was honey coloured. It was called "Golden Syrup". A hot seller. The sweet equivalent of "Bovril".