count them? or see how far across the lawn you get them. (or is that just the obsession of 12 year old boys............)
I had 'forgotten' about that aspect of parenthood. It is a miracle that we do not have a cherry forest in our garden.
I did exactly that, yesterday. Saved the stones to go in the Sloe Gin to add an almond-like flavour.
I never knew that! I must admit I am a little surprised that you can taste the almond above the sloe flavour.
They add a certain depth to the flavour.
I smiled at driftwood's comment... and it brought back memories of cherry stone spitting contests. In my defense I am the mother of many boys.
It is the inland version of spinning flat stones at the seaside.
We, on this end, save the stems, dry them and make tea in the winter, it's very healthy for you. Did you know?
No! I am truly amazed. You must eat a lot of cherries to make enough tea for the winter.
Cherry stem tea?Wow!The fascinating things one learns at MrsM's place!!
I know! Has anyone told the Ritz?
In my mind's eye I'm now seeing years worth of discarded cherry stones and stalks and lamenting their waste! I should have known, dear Mrs M, that your posse would have good uses for these things.
The posse are amazing. I, on the other hand, feel quite feeble in comparision. No sloe gin, no cherry stalk tea, no spitting. I must do better.
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