Saturday, June 28, 2008

the birds are going to be mad


I picked these little gems this morning before the downpour hit. It's 3 quarts, a pint, and an empty mushroom container full. That's pretty much the last of them. I left behind the partials that the birds had already gotten to and a few that were out of reach even with the ladder. I have the batch I picked last weekend in the freezer. I'll probably try a tart with some of those. With this fresh picked batch I'm going to make "spirited cherries". I'm not sure which spirit I'll use quite yet—vodka, rum, or brandy. This venture also requires a canning process—which I have never done before. But it's on my list!

I want to can them this weekend or by Tuesday at the lastest. They're really ripe and I don't want to lose any to procrastination. Especially after I worked so hard to pick all of them. The family went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond today and they didn't have any canning supplies. Sucky. I have a couple of stores in mind that I'll run to tomorrow. If all goes well, the drunken cherry fest will commence shortly.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

well just save the fest till we get there .hey i won a hundred dollars in a fishing tourney toda love dad

Cindy said...

Andersons will carry what you need. I vote for the vodka, yum.

❉ pixie ❉ said...

dad—That's awesome! What is that, like one tank of gas for the trip down here?

mom—I was thinking Anderson's. It is a General Store after all. :)

Vegas Princess said...

Vodka, rum, or brandy...why not all three!

I was going to suggest a general store or perhaps even a craft store. Like Micheal's. They may have canning supplies.

❉ pixie ❉ said...

vp—I bet Michael's would have mason jars. We went out yesterday morning to the General Store and got all the necessary supplies. I canned somewhere between 15 & 20 cups of cherries yesterday (with Jamaican Rum). It surprised me that I only yielded 5 jars of cherries.

Kelwhy said...

YUM- those look DE-lish! i'm jealous...

❉ pixie ❉ said...

kelwhy—Let's hope they taste as good as they look!

Lorelai Roark Photography & Design said...

drunken cherry fest sounds awesome!!! Thanks for visiting my blog...and yes, they were wee ones....i felt so old, lol!

❉ pixie ❉ said...

lorelai—Isn't it sad that young adults can make us feel...old?