Tag: Rainier cherries

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 […]

Over the Pass to Apple Country

Over the Pass to Apple Country

View from the Lancaster’s apple and cherry orchard on the Columbia River. Last weekend, my friends Nancy and Scarlett invited me to a cider pressing east of the mountains, the mountains being the Cascades.  I eagerly accepted. I’ve lived in and traveled to many places, […]

Growing Cherries the Size of Apricots, or Not

Growing Cherries the Size of Apricots, or Not

I was feeling pretty smug about the several handfuls of fresh sweet cherries I had just plucked from my young orchard, when a friend dropped by to share the bounty of her trip to Eastern Washington–a veritable fruit basket of a region blessed by serious sun and […]