(Blueberry inspiration. What got this topic started.)
For this entry, I, Mikey am merely the typist. Sunshine and Grant settled down for a chat and this is a rough transcript of their discussion. A little background however. At Sunshine’s visits to our home a few routines have emerged. Generally Sunshine and I do some craft, some cooking, something fun. Over time, Grant has emerged as a master of a certain craft, that is the craft of dessert. Sunshine and I have talked about this evolution of the skill of feeding the stomach and the heart, so to speak, and even wondered at times if it also falls into the category of Art. But perhaps that is a discussion for another time.
Sunshine: What is your true identity and how did you come to this? (In Sunshine’s notes Grant is described as a 6 foot tall person who is a “sweet guy” who goes by Dessert Whisperer. Awwww. editorial comment.)
Grant: I am known as the Dessert Whisperer. We watched that Dog Whisperer guy on TV one night and I thought, hey, that’s what I do! You have to watch what the person needs, and remember that there is no problem meal, rather it is a matter of close observation and letting the solution for the best dessert emerge.
Sunshine: What is the best creation you have come up with?
Grant: That’s not easy to answer, there are so many levels to this craft. But, oh well, gotta go with CHEESECAKE! Strawberry, chocolate, blueberry, New York, there is so much to explore. (Not a surprise here. editorial comment.)
Sunshine: My favourite is CHEESECAKE too, but another favourite you made is a large butter tart, warmed up with fancy vanilla ice cream on it. Where did you learn this craft?
Grant: From my mommy! I learned at the age of three, when the sweet tooth fairy paid a visit and collected some teeth. (three??? editorial comment.)
Sunshine: What’s your motto?
Grant: Extra sweet and lots of it! Should I get a t-shirt printed up?
Sunshine: Can I be your apprentice?
Grant: Sunshine, you already are!