Early in June, some friends said we could pick their sour cherries. Who could resist? Free food and a fun summertime activity all in one. Plus the hope of pie.
|Peanut and Butter help pick cherries.|
Imagine me on tip toes on the top step of the ladder, balacing myself with a taut branch pulled close, reaching ... reaching ... for the bright red cherry just out of reach. As I was teetering there, I thought of the scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indiana is reaching for the grail just beyond his fingertips. I let the cherries go. (See? Movies can be good for you.)
Out-of-reach cherries notwithstanding, we still picked a huge box of cherries and took them home for pie.
|Jelly pits cherries|
|Butter makes pie. (And I do use butter in my pies.)|
Butter and I decided to try a beautiful lattice pie, and it was easier than we thought! I followed instructions online at Simply Recipes.com. We were very happy with the results, but the best part was the eating.