Friday, 2 August 2013

cherry-ripe


simple pleasures...

sometimes you need to stop
what you are doing,

pause,

and count cherry stones

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  1. count them? or see how far across the lawn you get them. (or is that just the obsession of 12 year old boys............)

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    1. I had 'forgotten' about that aspect of parenthood. It is a miracle that we do not have a cherry forest in our garden.

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  2. I did exactly that, yesterday. Saved the stones to go in the Sloe Gin to add an almond-like flavour.

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    1. I never knew that! I must admit I am a little surprised that you can taste the almond above the sloe flavour.

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    2. They add a certain depth to the flavour.

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  3. 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.

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    1. It is the inland version of spinning flat stones at the seaside.

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  4. We, on this end, save the stems, dry them and make tea in the winter, it's very healthy for you. Did you know?

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    1. No! I am truly amazed. You must eat a lot of cherries to make enough tea for the winter.

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  5. Cherry stem tea?
    Wow!
    The fascinating things one learns at MrsM's place!!

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    1. I know! Has anyone told the Ritz?

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  6. 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.

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    1. 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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