Monday, July 18, 2011

Cherry Season


We've been gobbling up local organic cherries like these since last week and can't stop.  At the farm stands you can get them as fresh as can be - within a couple hours of being picked. 

Last year I made a cherry pie - this year (with our hands full of babes), we'll just eat them straight from the colander - plain and simple. 

Next up are peaches and nectarines!

Also, we had some very special guests last week. I look forward to posting about the visit in the next few days.

43 comments :

  1. We picked our cherries yesterday and ate them all afternoon. It was our first real harvest from a tree we planted fie years ago - at least it was the first time we were there ahead of the birds.

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  2. Am very envious, I love Cherries, we treat ourselves to a box every Christmas :)

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  3. Yum! Both a piece of art for your kitchen, and delicious too!

    Happy Summer to you! It's peach season in Texas and I'm in looove!

    Hugs,
    Gail

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  4. they are so wonderful this year, I added them to our salad this evening... interesting addition that we will repeat...

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  5. Beautiful photo...those red cherries really pop! Watch the pips! Robx

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  6. Hello Trina

    I am a first time commenter here though I have loved your beautiful blog from afar for some time now.

    I have recently started my own blog after much deliberation and finally have the bloggers exhilaration.

    I love cherries as well and being in Australia - we get to enjoy at Christmas time.
    Always a welcome addition to the Christmas table with the white table cloth and the cherries adding their deep Christmasy red tone and flavour.

    I am looking forward to your peaches and nectarines.

    x

    Loulou

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  7. I grew up in a teeny-tiny valley that had cherry orchards (along with apples, peaches, etc.) and miss not being able to pick my own. Your photo made me miss Idaho! xoxo michele

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  8. Lovely photograph of July's perfect fruit: cherries. I cannot get or eat enough of this delicious fruit. Too marvelous for words. Reggie

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  9. No fresh cherries to pick or buy here....it is peach season though and we get those straight off the farm trucks. Loved your photograph. Wish my arms were full of babies. :) Those were the days and they go fast!!!!
    What a tease you are about your guest. Can't wait to read it.
    xoxo Dianne

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  10. We are enjoying them here in central IL, too! Straight out of the colander. We have grown to love the Rainer cherries. Ours are not quite as fresh as your farm stand, but still very good. I love your photo, as always.

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  11. I ahver been eating cherries too, right out of the bowl. Who needs the extra calories? They are so good by themselves! Can't wait to hear about your special guests! XO, Pinky

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  12. I love cherries, to me they scream Christmas, as our season starts at the end of November!

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  13. Hi there, I have just discovered your gorgeous + inspiring blog and will def become a resident visitor! We built a new home on an 18th century farm in the Irish countryside and I will be embarking on a period restoration of another thatched farm cottage very soon so love seeing your posts on renovation. Thanks for sharing with us! Imen xx

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  14. Those cherries look delicious. My hubby loves cherries, but they are so high in price to buy in the stores here. Peaches are my favorite, and we have been having alot of sliced peaches on top of our vanilla ice cream last week, and for the 4th, I had made a peach cobbler. Both fruits are so good, and we can't seem to get enough of them.

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  15. Aren't they the greatest, Trina? We made some pies out of the trees on our property as well as pitted and froze some for this winter to mix in our vanilla yogurt we have for dessert. :) I purchased some peaches last week at market and they were so juicy and delicious! LUV summertime!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  16. I just bought a huge back of them yesterday! Aren't they gorgeous? I think I have enough for a pie and some snacking. I love to eat fruit while it's in season...every few weeks there's a new one ready to love! Mmmmm!

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  17. Oooooo, cherries! Love them. We are heading up north to Bigfork, Montana (around Flathead Lake) this weekend and hope to score some early arrivals. Kit

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  18. I was just up in Upper Michigan, with cherry season going on full tilt. The venue made sure we had all we could eat...xoxo

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  19. Hi there, I love cherries and can't get enough of them. I think I'll head to the farmers market tomorrow or Sprouts. Wish I could come hang out with you! Thanks for all your wisdom and support as we search for the perfect puppy.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  20. These cherries look so pretty! They are one of my favorite fruits and I always look forward to when they are in season! Here in Tennessee we are already enjoying some of the first peaches of the season.

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  21. Those cherries look divine...now I need to go to my local farmer's market to pick some up. Love your photography, so simple & beautiful...your babies are precious too. Take Care, Carrie {the vintage wren}

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  22. Just happened upon your blog! Love it!

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  23. Just happened upon your blog! Love it!

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  24. You are so lucky to live where something grows. We are in such a hear wave, our weeds are looking bad.

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  25. Beautiful pics - still loving your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. i am imagining you do however have a great pie recipe!
    enjoy the simplicity and babies
    x
    debra

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  27. Your blog is very special, Trina. I feel like a have a kindred spirit. Thanks for sharing your life (and your cherries -- just one of my favorite fruits).

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  30. We've been doing the same Trina...straight out of the colander, nothing better! Wish we had access to ones as fresh as yours though...how fortunate!
    xo J~

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  31. Oh my goodness! I'm very new to blogging and in thinking that my comment went into a black hole, I kept reposting. Since they all said pretty much the same thing, I believe I deleted the excess. Clearly, I love your blog and your cherries!

    Thank you, Trina.

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  32. My neighbor has a lovely cherry tree and is kind enough to share. I'm with you ~ rinsed and straight out of the colander is the way to go!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  33. You are so blessed to live where those lucious cherries grow. We pay dearly for the pleasure in the grocery store.

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  34. ¡Qué delicia de cerezas!
    Vine a visitar tu blog desde Costa Rica...que casa más preciosa y tus hijos son lindísimos.

    Zuly Castillo

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  35. I noticed your pretty cherry photo on someone's sidebar and had to come over. I've had cherries on my mind lately too...I just post about them today :)

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  36. Every stop at the market I buy some too and eat them just like you do.

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  37. i am with you... straight out of the bowl! but i am going to try a pie soon... my mom is queen of running sour cherry pie... yummie!!!!!!

    hope you are doing so well sweet friend... xx

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  38. omg how i looove cherries, they're my favorite. I wish i had a place nearby that had them freshly picked but kind of hard in the city..
    You have a really cool site here so I added you thru Google Friend Connect. I just started my blog 4 months ago about travel and design and I would appreciate any support very much!.. I want to make it a place where people can come for inspiration and escape. Hopefully you like it enough to follow along also :-)
    Thank you and have a beautiful day!

    Hugs from NYC
    TravelDesignery.com

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  39. Hi there! I did spur of the moment mini cobblers with a handful of overripe nectarines and some fresh sweet cherries. Try this on for fun if you're still craving summer fruit. http://sugarbeeva.blogspot.com/2011/07/so-whats-in-your-crisper-drawer.html PS: Congrats on the magazine feature!
    Sara

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