Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pitty Party

It is cherry picking time in Kentucky!
I have the trick when it comes to pitting them...this cast iron beauty takes care of the job quickly :)
Friends come to pick and I send them away with their bags of cherries all ready to cook or freeze. 

I have an idea I'd like to make Maraschino cherries. Have you heard of anyone doing that?
I see lots of recipes online, so maybe I will. 
My vintage stamps (tampons in French...go figure! LOL!) came from this online shop .

I hope your day is sunny and sweet!


see you there! said...

Cherry pie? Yes, please. Love your stamps, especially the cherry one.


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Mmmmmm I second that cherry pie!!! Have you ever tried deep frying a cherry pie? Sinfully caloric and fatty I'm sure, but I'll bet they're good (I've watched them do it on the Food Network).

Cottage Way of Life said...

You need to ask Jojo for her clafoutis recipe to use with all those cherries!

And ... merci, merci, merci ... mille mercis!!! for the Chihuly book that arrived in my mail box today. I'm terrifically excited to receive it and can't wait till tonight to go through it page by page & look at the dvd that was inside the book. If I didn't have to write tomorrow's Pressing Matters column today (read that as ... if I didn't have to work & if I didn't get the column to the editor in time today, he'd be very unhappy), I'd being pouring over that book right now! Thank you, thank you again, you are super fabulous!

Kathleen Grace said...

Tampons? really? I just went to Google translator and it also means pad or tampon in french. A wide and strange group of different meanings. Cute stamps though and golly I wish I had a cherry tree! If you make the maraschino cherries I hope you share how they turn out:>)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

ooooh tHEY LOOK SO goooood!!Hope you are having a good day....m....

jojo-caramel said...

Already! We will have a lots of cherries this year, but we have to wait june. I don't know what is a Maraschino cherries... but i read on Sue's comment : it's a clafoutis > I know clafoutis, and i have a recipe :-P

600g cherries, 40g + 20g salted butter for the pan 4 eggs, 200ml milk, 100g flour, 60g caster sugar, 1 packet of vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt, icing sugar, and a baking dish.

Preheat oven to 250 ° C

1) Wash cherries
2) Melt the butter in a saucepan
3) Mix in bowl : flour, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar.
4) Break the eggs and gently fold, then pour the milk slowly, constantly stirring. Add the melted butter.
5) Butter the baking dish, arrange the cherries and pour the batter.
6) Bake for 10 minutes, then lower temperature to 180 ° C
Cook for 20 minutes
7) Sprinkle with icing sugar.

Miam Miam Miam

I love your tampons (stamps) very much!

Belle journée !

jojo-caramel said...

Oups, I meant : Maraschino cherries is probably not a clafoutis, but i give you the recipe of clafoutis :-)))

Manuela@TPOH said...

I absolutely love cherry pie/cobbler etc. I wish I had a cherry tree but I'm sure the birds would leave me nothing. I have to net everything as it is. I did plant ground cherries this year and have two cherry bushes - Nanking I think.

Love the stamps!


Virginia said...

Hi Phyllis,
I am back bloging....Love cherries.......Mmmmmm

The French Bear said...

Love, love the cherries, oh my gosh you are soooo lucky, when I do get to buy them I make my own cherry pie filling and I make fruit cocktail too....tried the maraschino cherries once....can't remember if they turned out!!!
I will check back when you're done!!!
Margaret B

Lea said...

I"ve heard of those pitters but had never seen one. Wow looks like it works WONDERFUL!

Your vintage stamps are beautiful!
Whatchya making?!!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Wow, that's some cherry pitter! I use a little hand held thing that only does one at a time. I'm going to have to look into one like yours. I love cherries. They are my favorite fruit. My tree is a Royal Anne, which lots of folks envy, but my favorites are Bings. I have my ice cream dilly bobbers freezing right now, so I can use my machine tomorrow and make homemade cherry ice cream sometime soon.

You can use that nifty cherry stamp to make labels for your cherries! Cool!

Aron said...

How fun, I wish I could pick cherries!