Tuesday, June 12, 2012

bing madness

It's cherry time in Lodi! 

Cherries have a short season and they don't hold so you have to eat them, cook with them, or freeze them, immediately.  We were given a large box of cherries by the Costas, whose bings are shipped worldwide, from Japan to the White House.

Even using a cherry pitter, pits manage to sneak through so we not only use the pitter but we cut each cherry open to make sure it's clean.... a lot of work.

The results are worth it.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

all in the family

My cousin's high school daughter has started a food blog.  Check out this wonderful banana bread recipe she found in her great grandmother's recipe box. 

Great Grandma's Banana Bread Recipe

I am awed by these enterprising teens who will surely change the world for the better.
Thanks Eliza!