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From the monthly archives: "July 2009"

Cherry Bublanina Recipe – Czech Tresnova Bublanina

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Makes 6 servings of Cherry Bublanina or Tresnova Bublania Prep Time:  30 minutes Cook Time:  30 minutes Ingredients: – 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, softened – 1/2 cup of sugar – 3 large eggs divided, at room temperature – 1 tablespoon Amaretto or other almond liqueur (optional) – 1/2 teaspoon of salt – pinch […]

Montmorency Tart Cherries

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Tart Cherries: U-pick has started on tart cherries. Pick-your-own tart cherries for 85 cents per pound. Pitting is a flat $6 charge. Pick $25 worth (2 buckets) and we’ll pit them free! We’re also putting up lots of Tubs O’ Tarts (4 cups – perfect for a pie), and 10 pound bags of pitted tart […]

Balaton Tart Cherries

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We have a wonderful crop of Balaton tart cherries this year. Balaton cherries are a darker morello-style variety of sour cherry traditionally grown  in Hungary, near the Soviet border. The Balaton was introduced here in the U.S. by Dr. Amy Iezzoni of Michigan State University, who found it in Hungary when she was searching for […]

Sweet Cherries

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It’s raining again this morning. When we have sweet cherries to pick rain is a real problem. The high sugar content in the cherry draws water through the skin and the cherry splits.

? of the day

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There is one question everyone is asking. How long will we be able to pick sweet cherries? This year is so odd that I can’t say. My hope is that we will be able to pick through to next week end. There is a lot of fruit out there and if it stays dry the […]

Tart Cherry Crop Report

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Betsy and John were out checking on the tart cherries this morning. They’re still a bit orange-y, so we’re looking at 4 to 5 days before prime picking time. Picking should be fantastic by this weekend (July 24th). We still have plenty of sweet cherries and red raspberries to pick. And we’ve opened one row […]

Cherry Banana Bread

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3/4 cup sugar 1/2 stick margarine 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cup mashed bananas 1 cup drained, pitted & cut up sour cherries 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. baking soda Cream sugar & margarine. Add eggs, cherries & bananas. Mix dry ingredients together and add to first mixture. Bake in two 9″ x […]

Cherry Picking Update

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Crop Report Sweet Cherries:  There’s still plenty of fantastic sweet cherry picking available in both black sweet cherries and light sweet cherries (Queen Anne or Rainier cherries). Pick your own:  $1.50 per pound We pick: $4.50 per quart; $12.00 per 3 quarts; $30 per 8 quart flat; $36.00 per 20lb lug Raspberries: $4.00 per pint; […]

Fresh Cherry Salad

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Ingredients: 1 cup sugar snap peas 2 cups pitted fresh sweet cherries 1 medium cucumber, halved, seeded and sliced 1/2 inch thick 1 cup radishes, sliced 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar or Opal Basil Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh […]


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