Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Cherries and fish
I got a box of Rainier cherries from Bountiful Baskets last week and spent some of yesterday canning them up. I had a lot of bruised cherries so I was a little disappointed by that especially since my sister said hers were awesome. I still got about 10 pints canned and a lot of them went into my belly.
did cut all of these in half and pit them, although I remember my mom never did and we loved eating canned cherries when I was growing up, so I am thinking I will can the rest of them with the pits in and be lazy about it.
I have been eating a lot of cherries lately, but they aren't in season very long and I LOVE cherries. That said eating a lot of cherries is not always compatible with early morning runs. You would think I would learn.
My Aunt gave the kids both a beta fish recently and this morning much to my dismay I discovered one of the fish bowls had cracked some time ago and leaked all over the antique dresser they were sitting on. It ruined the top of it.
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Aww noes :( That stinks about the dresser!!ReplyDelete
And man, I should really start canning fruits and stuff. My Grams used to can tomatoes every year. It was like a big family thing too when she did it!
I think you can just sand and restain the top of the dresser, but that sucks.ReplyDelete
I love cherries so much. I spent $12 on them at the grocery store this week. Money well spent!
I definitely think a light sanding and finding a matching stain should do the trick. (we have lots of antiques here)....LOVE cherries....but mine never make it to be canned. I always eat them before. :)ReplyDelete
Cherries sound so good right now. I never have canned them because we always eat them so quick.ReplyDelete
I have never heard of canning cherries. But I am not and domestic diva either so I don't can anything. lol I love cherries and usually make myself sick eating them when they are in season.ReplyDelete
I used to love canning... when I was between dogs, The Captain realized it was time to get me a puppy when I started petting my betta... his name was Sid Fiscious. So pretty.ReplyDelete
I have been eating cherries by the punnet load recently :) yummy yummyReplyDelete
Rainier cherries have been on my grocery list lately too. I love them more than the red cherries. I have never tried ones than have been canned but I am sure they are good! You will probably have to sand the area down and re-stain it. I don't think it is hard to do but matching the color might be a little challenging.ReplyDelete
I saw those Rainier cherries at the store but have never tried them before. Are they as good as regular cherries or better?ReplyDelete
I love me some cherries as well. It's cool that your in the business of canning food also, because my husband and I did some canning last year and although a lot of work, it was well worth it!ReplyDelete
I LOVE cherries too! The season is never long enough.ReplyDelete
My stomach just turned a little bit when I saw the wood damage. I hope you can restore it! About your earlier question on motivation, I'm motivated by feeling fat! It's time to drop more of this baby weight. And, I miss that feeling of feeling free when I run. I want that back.ReplyDelete
I'd love to can - totally reminds me of my grandmother. I take the lazy route and freeze all our excess summer fruits...but we're running out of freezer space:)ReplyDelete
Bummer about the water leak :(ReplyDelete
Mmmmmmm those cherries look good!!!
I've never canned anything. I usually just throw fruit in the freezer if I know it isn't going to get used up.ReplyDelete
I think you know about my issues with cherry restraint :)ReplyDelete
Bummer about the fish bowl ruining the top of that dresser! Maybe you can just put a decorative doily there to cover it up haha
Is that dresser solid wood? If so, sanding it and getting the stain matched will work ok. If it is a veneer, I don't think you can sand much (depending on how thick that veneer is.) Good luck. That is a very nice dresser.ReplyDelete
I love cherries. I have been buying a lot of them lately. I haven't had the Rainier ones. Are they better than the regular kinds?
Those cherries look good. I have never tried canned cherries. I have eaten plenty of fresh ones though! (and regretted it later :)ReplyDelete