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May 20, 2007

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aria

in our fridge, i have a shelf full of strawberrirs and cherries too. i'm thinking i'll make a crisp, yum. your cherry tree sounds wonderful, i'm beyond jealous!!

Lydia

My mouth is watering -- the fruit looks so lovely!

Tanna

Grateful with plenty ... enough to share with the squirrels and the birds.
Great neighbor you are and have!!! That's the best.
I wish I has something simple like this going today and not what I'm taking on!
Fabulous pictures again!

astrid

Geeesh, I'd nearly do anything for a bowl auf this fruity delightfulness ;o) cherries and strawberries are my favourite fruits and yours look soo yummy...

Anh

Oh Sher, what a wonderful life! Nothing can beat the simpilicty that you enjoyed - frshly picked fruits from home garden. :)

Lisa

The photos are lovely, Sher. We forget, sometimes, that simple is the best. I'd love to just munch on the cherries & strawberries all by themselves.. sounds wonderful! =)

xoxo

Kalyn

Lucky you. Nothing tastes better than fresh cherries. When I was a kid we would eat too many of them and get sick!

Kelly Cat's favorite human

There's nothing like fresh-picked home grown fruit, is there? I can almost taste them.

Glenna

So beautiful. It's like a bowl of summer.

kate

I can almost taste the flavors in that bowl.

ilva

I know the feeling, Sher. You are so right.

Brilynn

Beautiful. I love cherries.

Katie

You have cherries already? I'm so jealous. Ours won't be for a few weeks yet.
We have a sour cherry tree, as well. I haven't a clue what to do with them ut I have to figure it out. The birds leave those alone!

Bunty

WHAT A LOVELY PICTURE!!! THOSE STRAWBERRIES AND

CHERRIES TRIMMED WITH A BIT OF GREEN. I LOVE

FRESH CHERRIES AND STRAWBERRIES. CHURCH HAD A

PARTY FOR THE 80'S AND OVER TODAY, TRAYS OF

FRUIT, SANDWICHES, BROWNIES, AND TRIFLE (made by the minister with cake,raspberries,whipped cream and sherry) yum yum SEE YOU SOON
LOVE BUNTY



gattina

These are gems!!! Nothing better than these locally (own gardern the best!) grown cherry & berry in season! I envy you Sher :) :)

Ros

When I was little, my parents' garden had loads of fruits in it but for some reason they don't seem to grow so well anymore. :(

The cherry tree was the one we NEVER got fruits from. Not because it didn't produce them, but it was so tall that we couldn't pick them and the crows would have them away.

sandeepa

Oh my god, I love you and your neighbour. You guys had such lovely harvest. Have been thinking of planting strawberries, what is a good time, any idea ?

Zipporah

All those cherries makes me hungry for some scones with cherry compote. I never really cared for cherries until last summer when we got some in our CSA and I had to find a recipe for them. This one was divine...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_17499,00.html

sher

Aria,

Oh, a crisp would be so nice! I hope you make it and share the photos with us!


Lydia,

Thank you! Cherries are lovely, aren't they?


Tanna,

Yes, I will be leaving simple behind in a few days--and it may be doing the same thing you're doing! :):) It was nice to experience something so simple.


Astrid,

I wish I could share my cherries with you! Would the kitties like them? Well, maybe to bat around on the floor. :)


Anh,

It is very nice to pick things from a garden or yard. And when you have a limited amount, it makes it even more precious!


Lisa,

Yes, the flavors of some things speak for themselves, don't they? They don't need improvement.


Kalyn,

Actually, I think I've been eating too many cherries myself--had a bit of a tummy ache too on Saturday! :)


Kelly Cat's Human,

Oh yes! I wish I had other fruit trees. That would be so nice.


Glenna,

What a lovely way to phrase it!


Kate,

Thank you! Cherries and strawberries make me feel hungry just looking at them.


Ilva,

I kept thinking how you would be able to get a picture of the fruit that captured it's essence!

Katie,

You are so lucky to have sour cherries! How I envy you! It's almost impossible to get them here in my area. I love sweet cherries, but the sour ones make the best pies and jams. Try them in a tart or cherry pie. I'm swooning thinking about a sour cherry pie. That's the kind George Washington ate. :):)

Bunty,

They may still have some of the cherries when you get here. Not from my tree though.


Gattina,

I can only imagine what wonderful things you would do with those cherries and strawberries. I see little pastry baskets made specially for them in your kitchen. :):)


Ros,

Ah yes! Crows were landing in our tree too! Sometimes when fruit trees get old, they don't produce as well. Not sure why that is. Maybe they just feel tired, like people!


Sandeepa,

Oh strawberries are so nice. The first year you don't get much--but they start increasing every year. And the taste! Around here, we plant in the spring. Where you are, it might be the right time.


Zipporah,

Thanks for the great link! I like that recipe very much and am thinking of making it. :):)

Julie

I can't believe you have cherries already either. Your season is way ahead of ours.

Having your own cherry tree must be wonderful, but it's your neighbor's small, flavorful strawberries that I really lust after. The strawberries I find, even those at the farmer's market, never seem to live up to their promise. Even when they have a wonderful fragrance the taste doesn't seem to be there. And yes, they're always giant.

I just read a description of a strawberry called Mara des Bois which White Flower Farms says "produces aromatic fruits about the size of acorns with a rich, sweet flavor and tender flesh." I am sorely tempted to try and grow my own.

Here's an article about Mara de Bois: http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/2006/july/karp_wiles.php

Patricia Scarpin

Sher, this is soooo not fair, sweetie! ;)

The berries and cherries are beautiful. They made my mouth water, if I might add. :)

Jennifer

That reminds me of the million cherry stands we would see on the way home from the bay area to Salinas/Monterey...you know in Gilroy they have all those cherry stands? We used to always stop by there and pick up some cherries on the way home. Yummm.

April

Those strawberries remind of the ones my grandpa grew. Small, sweet and the smell - mmmm! I always smell the packages of strawberries at the grocery. If I can't smell anything - I don't buy! :)

e

Beautiful fruit Sher! I love strawberries, but am a total snob about them. I flat out refuse to buy them in the grocery store because they taste like nothing.

Cherries always remind me of summers in Door County, Wisconsin.

Amy

I'm so jealous, I love cherries! I can't wait for cherry season here in WA. I can eat so many cherries in one sitting it's frightening. :)

Susan from Food "Blogga"

Oh, I can't believe I missed this post! It's just beautiful, Sher! Now, what's your address, because I'm moving so I can be your neighbor. ;)

Christine

How did I miss this post? Such beautiful photos. Just looking at them sets the salivary glands into overdrive!
I have one, rather forlorn, strawberry plant that's producing aright, but one has to get there before the birds and slugs. Yuk! Nothing worse than a slimed, half-eaten strawberry.

joclyne

i would like to gain permission to use your images on your website.

mary browning

I went to Costco and bought cherries that looked so very good. They taste like nothing. How, indeed, can we get cherries that taste like those that came off trees that were in our neighborhood when I was a child?

Mary

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