Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

We Love Cherries!

In early Spring, we welcome these

So that now, we can harvest big bowls of these --

Tart red cherries
"Pie" cherries as my mother called them
Alas, not from a tree at Linderhof
but from a tree of a friend
who gifted me with all of these lovely cherries.

First --

I made cherry muffins for breakfast
(And used the remaining cherries as a centerpiece)

Today, I made

An old fashioned cherry pie

We had company for after lunch dessert
Coffee and cherry pie
Fresh cherry pie!

And we're a purist . . . 
Warm cherry pie doesn't need ice cream to make it better
So we had it plain!
With coffee!

It's Friday and I'm joining Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.


Bookie said...

Oh Martha, what beautiful food you make!!! Beautiful cherries and I can almost taste that pie!

Bernideen said...

A beautiful pie indeed!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh wow, beautiful pie! I need to learn to make the lattice crust on top, yours look perfect!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Yum! Is this when your cherries always ripen? We always picked cherries around July 4th in upstate New York where our cottage is.

lindaraxa said...

I adore cherry pie and always think of my mother in law when I see one. She made the best...used Crisco for the dough, the old fashioned way! Although we have three huge cherry trees, I have never seen a cherry on mine!

bj said...

Probably my most favorite in the world...old fashioned cherry pie...
your pie looks amazing.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Cherries are good!!!

Deb said...

Your pie looks wonderful on that beautiful antique plate. Deb

Marilyn Miller said...

Absolutely love cherries and all things cherries. There were cherries on my tree this year and right before they were ready to pick the squirrels and birds ate them all.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'm with you Martha, and would not need any ice cream with a slice of your warm cherry pie. It looks absolutely scrumptious. How nice of your friend to share those delectable cherries with you.