Monday, July 26, 2010

Fresh Cherries

fresh cherries

I am covered in cherry stains and loving it *grin*.

When we were at Coombs this weekend all of the fresh Okanagan fruit was being delivered by the box load!! The whole market smelled like fruit :) There were cherries, apricots, peaches, plums... It brought back memories of when I was a little girl. There was a traveling fruit man that would come every summer to my mom's door with boxes of fresh fruit that he picked up in the Okanagan and then would peddle door to door. My mom would always buy peaches and this time I bought cherries :)

fresh cherries

I've been dying to make cherry jam but it always seems to be so expensive to buy those little bags at the grocery store but by buying a 20 pound case I cut my cost in half! I didn't really want to pit 20 pounds of cherries all by myself though so I halved the load with my mom *grin*.

Cherry earrings

The kids pulled the stems off as we sliced and pitted and a few of the doublers were claimed as cherry drop earrings *grin*.

fresh cherries

Mmm, they taste incredible. I've got a bunch put aside for jam, some to freeze, and a handful that are going to be a special treat on our crepe blintzes that I'm making for dinner :)

~ Rosina


Sandpiper said...

I love cherries! And I love it when all of the fruit from the Okanagan is in season.

Unknown said...

I would have pitted them with ya! It's always nice to have a friend canning with ya! I will never forget canning for the first time...It was Raspberry Jam with a friend...Hugs,Mica