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sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 2:43 pm    Post subject: English Cherries  Reply with quote    

Are in the shops now. I shall score many brownie points this evening.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've been picking 2 weeks now, luckily very few splits even after the huge rainfall Friday and Sunday

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The trees near us that we usually pick from have had a rubbish year.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Im picking tonight!

Chez



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The farm near us has opened for sales. I will be sending Arvo on a mission soon

Lorrainelovesplants



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

2 kilos picked in half an hour - hands stained so i look like a murderer!
So - cant eat 2 kilos - ideas?
I cant just keep making jam with fruit - Ill have thousands of jars. I thought about freezing small quantities so i can have them on top of yogurt or ice cream.....

onemanband



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
So - cant eat 2 kilos - ideas?
I cant just keep making jam with fruit - Ill have thousands of jars. I thought about freezing small quantities so i can have them on top of yogurt or ice cream.....


Bottle/Rumtopf with vodka.

marigold



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If you open freeze them on trays and bag later, you can use as many or few as you wish. I think they'll go mushy though, like strawberries. Bottled cherries are yummy and I believe you can make cherry pickle

wellington womble



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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I boiled them in sugar one year and bottled them. And then made Black Forest gateaux far too often ( I think they were morello, though. I don't see why you couldn't in any case, mind)

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
2 kilos picked in half an hour - hands stained so i look like a murderer!
So - cant eat 2 kilos - ideas?
I cant just keep making jam with fruit - Ill have thousands of jars. I thought about freezing small quantities so i can have them on top of yogurt or ice cream.....


Freeze and add to a batch of cider?

Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cherry Brandy.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if you make wine remove the stones is the first job unless you like wine that tastes of cyanide.it isnt enough to be very toxic but it ruins the flavor.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 15 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cherry pie, cherry jam, black forest gateaux.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 15 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Actually, cherry brownies are yummy too.

What about drying some? I dried tomatoes in the oven once.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 15 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got English cherries last week. Must try to get to the farmers market soon, as they have cherries, and hopefully apricots too.

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