Cherry ripe, cherry ripe,
Ripe I cry,
Full and fair ones
Come and buy.
~ English Folk Song ~ poet Robert Herrick 1591-1674 ~
Just had to pen the annual cherry post now they are offered up for sampling, buying, baking, bottling, jam making, and just plain eating. Red, pink, ripe, and so juicy.
Granddaughter Jasmin arrives at our house around 8:45 AM during Summer vacation and has her healthy breakfast here - OJ, cereal, rosemary olive toast (Super Target's own Archer Farms brand is fabulous), fresh grapes and cherries.
Southwest France the Summer of 2006.....Jasmin sampled cherries from this awesome French outdoor market stall and pronounced them as "the best ever". I had to agree, they were delicious "full and fair ones".
Time to bake a traditional French dessert, the Cherry Clafoutis. As we've eaten them all I guess I need to run out and buy more very soon as the season is short. Don't forget, OXO makes a good inexpensive cherry pitter - a necessity to keep tucked in that kitchen drawer full of more useless knick-knacks!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY - be sure to visit hostess Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see and share all shades of PINK.