Tag: cherries

Sweet Cherry Pickles: Flavorful Tickles

Sweet Cherry Pickles: Flavorful Tickles

  I must confess, I get a very big kick out of an official moniker bestowed  upon me each year, or at least for as long as the Washington State Fruit Commission sees fit to honor my love of preservation. I am a “Canbassador,” an […]

How to Make a Berry Picking Bucket

How to Make a Berry Picking Bucket

DIY Berry Picking Bucket Video A bountiful morning when you have the right tools. Berry (and cherry) picking is serious business; you pick a few, eat a few, then try to get them in the berry picking bucket or basket without spilling your handful from a high altitude. And […]

Rainier Cherries Crown This Cake

Rainier Cherries Crown This Cake

In far-off Minnesota, my favorite blogging baker and bon vivant, Eileen of Passions to Pastry, posted a recipe that called to me: rustic rhubarb – almond cake. (Full disclosure: all of Eileen’s recipes call to me.) But a trip to my over-harvested, under-watered rhubarb patch showed me that a […]

5 Things I Learned This Week: Entry 1

5 Things I Learned This Week: Entry 1

Lesson 1: Early mornings can be magical. The clock reveals an early hour, and yet I feel rested. Birds court through song. Boz snores deeply and with conviction under the sole ray of sunshine gracing the porch. The modern world awakes; sounds of approaching cars wane within seconds, the […]

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Stella Cherries: the before picture; the after, no so pretty.  Metaphors come in all shapes and sizes (as do cliches), and this morning one of my favorites came to mind and to rest at my breakfast table. Life is just a bowl of cherries indeed. And with such […]