Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pink Saturday............cherries are here.

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.


  1. I love cherries, they're in season here atm and I keep buying and eating them.

  2. The cherries contrasted with the wooden bowl and yarn makes such a wonderful photo, Mary. They sure look tasty! Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. What a yummy Pink Saturday post!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  4. Happy Pink Saturday!! Now I want some cherries.

  5. Breakfast looks and sounds positively yummy at your home. Olive rosemary bread?!! Happy cherry eating...

  6. We are snacking on some cherries that are juicy delicious.

    My friend ~ ~ is leaving for Africa in a few short months. You may catch up with her.

    Love your crocks!

    Have a lovely PINK weekend ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  7. Cherry clafoutis - well, I'll have to give that a try! I'm sure there's a recipe online.
    I just took a loaf of Rosemary Olive bread out of the freezer - how strange! I'm going to make a ratatouille for supper and I thought it would be a good accompaniment.

  8. Happy Pink Saturday to you, Mary. I've been eating my way through pounds of cherries all summer. Finished off the latest this morning. Time to go buy some more. ~ Sarah

  9. Mary ~ I love your photos! Especially the fruit in France! Happy Pink Saturday!

  10. Happy Pink Saturday to you! Carla

  11. This is a great post. After 5 years my black bing cherry tree gave me some cherries. I had to fight off the birds. They are sooo good..
    I remember the french apricots at the fruit market in Paris they were the best I ever had.

  12. I have to admit Miss Mary I am not a fan of cherries! BUT thank you so much for Kyle's bookmark! He is so excited and had it in his book right now.Thank you so much!

  13. Love fresh cherries and cherry clafouti too. Enjoy! I need to make a clafouti soon. I didn't have any cherries on my tree this year, but still have some in the freezer from last year.

  14. Oh how lovely! It is so great Jasmine can spend so much time with you!
    Hugs, Lisa

  15. I bought a lot of cherries the last time at Aldis, they had them really cheap! There is always something special about eating at grandmother's house!!
    Take Care,


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