There is a thing I try to do before I fall asleep. As I lay my head on my pillow, I ask myself a question. What was the most beautiful thing about today? Of course some nights, I'm out before I can think of an answer, but I love doing this because it creates an opportunity to think about the day, and remember the few moments that made it shine. I wish through the years, I would have written them down, for most have slipped now from my mind, but somehow the acknowledging, however brief, feels as if they soak deep into the soul, and perhaps, at the end of life, they will play back like a montage with some pretty song in the background. I am embarrassed to say, that a good many of these shining moments will be of me putting a fork in my mouth, tasting something delicious.
This simple dessert would for sure be on the list. Fresh juicy berries are layered with whipped coconut milk, lemon pound cake and toasted coconut flakes in a clear glass or mason jar. The combination of fresh berries, lemon, and coconut is divine. Refreshing and not overly sweet, this dessert really highlights this season's fresh berries, and the whipped coconut milk is an unexpected twist on an old classic --a light finish to a heavier dinner, like Easter.