Posts tagged #cherries

A Taste of Summer

I have been waiting since last June for this! 

Cherry Crisp

A cherry crisp made from the cherries we canned after the picking and processing frenzy of last June! It is so good!!! It is sweet and a little bit tart, it tastes like early summer! Want to make one too? 

Cherry Crisp (Wheat, dairy egg and nut free)

Filling:

 1 quart cherries canned in their own juice (not pie filling) or 5 cups frozen cherries thawed or 5-6 c fresh          pitted cherries

1/2 cup sugar

2 Tbs corn starch

Topping:

1 c rolled oats (use certified gluten free to make this a GF desert)

1 c packed brown sugar

1/2 c GF flour (or regular all purpose flour)

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 dairy free margarine (or butter or soy free butter alternative) 

Preheat the oven to 375 and spray an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray. Put the cherries in a mixing bowl and stir the sugar and corn starch into them. Pour the mixture into the sprayed pan. 

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Pulse a few times to combine. Cut the margarine into pieces and sprinkle over the mixture in the food processor. Pulse another few times to cut in the margarine, the mixture should look like it is clumping together in chunks. 

Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the fruit and bake 30-40 minutes (depending on how juicy the fruit is) until the top browns. Serve warm or cooled. We have been know to eat this for breakfast. ;)

 

This summer we will be offering a few food preservation classes, so stay tuned to the blog, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information. 

 

Posted on February 25, 2014 .

Cherries!!!!!

We picked buckets of cherries today! All of our members got lots of cherries and we are going to pick more to sell at the Farmer's Market on Tuesday. We had an awesome find while picking- wild onions! Each of our members got a little pile of those too. They will be great in a stir fry or a salad! 

We had so much fun picking the cherries! There were three generations working together, it was so great!  Special thank you to Dave's grandmother and my brother for all of the help today!

Here is the haul: two types of cherries and wild onions.

Here is the haul: two types of cherries and wild onions.

Three generations working together.

Three generations working together.

Some people worked...

Some people worked...

 ...and some people just ate. ;)

 ...and some people just ate. ;)

This was my view for most of the day. I am so glad to have such a good looking coworker! 

This was my view for most of the day. I am so glad to have such a good looking coworker! 

It was such a tiring, great day. It felt so good to do our first harvesting! 

Posted on June 21, 2013 .