Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Cheery Cherry Season

The market is full of delights in July: fresh vegetables, berries, red cherries for pie!

~Louise Weaver/Helen LeCron
 "A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband with Bettina's Best Recipes", 1917


 Oh I do love cherry season!  Cherries are as delicious as they are beautiful... and usually very expensive.  I wait until they are on sale and then indulge to my heart's content.

I came across this cherry quote and was so tickled with the name of the book that it came from.  Aren't you curious what recipes are there?

I decided to order this book from Amazon.  It was originally written in 1917 and has been more recently reprinted.  My 40 year wedding anniversary is coming up this weekend and I thought this would be a sweet gift (to both of us!).

No, you cannot live on kisses,
Though the honeymoon is sweet,
Harken, brides, a true word this is —
Even lovers have to eat.

22 comments:

  1. Oh I love that Mrs R!!! I hope you share the pictures of the book with us when it arrives.

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  2. What a wonderful find! Phil looks forward to cherry season. Have you tried the yellow Ranier cherries?

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    1. Ginny, I haven't this year. I did try some last year and they were delicious!

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  3. I love cherries. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book you ordered, Gina! And happy early anniversary wishes!

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  4. What a delight Mrs. R. to be able to enjoy such a delicious fruit :) unfortunately, we are allergic to it :/ but they look so good in a bowl ... The happiest of anniversaries dear lady :) May Our Lord bless you with many more... :D

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    1. Thank you, Maria! I am sorry to hear you allergic to cherries. Thank goodness there are so many more fruits to enjoy! ♥

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  5. Yes! Please share the book with us when you get it! Sounds like fun! Happy anniversary!!

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  6. Happy Early Anniversary!! A nice cherry pie does sound good for an Anniversary dessert!

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    1. Connie, I do love cherry pie. These were eaten too quickly for pie though. xo

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  7. What a great book that must be!! I love cherries, but I don't care for cherry pie. I know that's kinda crazy! I love to but them fresh and eat them like candy! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. You and me both, Mary. They are better than candy!

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  8. Happy Anniversary wishes are sent to you and your hubby, Gina!! I’m glad that you found a book that you can cherish. I’m baking a cherry 🍒 oatmeal cookie in my toaster oven right now to have after my dinner.
    Thank you for visiting my tea party with my granddaughter.

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    1. Thank you, Kitty. A cherry oatmeal cookie sounds just what I need!!! xo

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  9. Hi Gina, Happy Anniversary to you both, since I collect cookbooks I must check this one out! You are correct, July does bring the best veggies and fruits, and I have been taking advantage of these bargains like cherries, Aldis had them for $1.89 last week i bought as much as I could handle and froze some plus canned some.
    Thank you for your sweet card, it was indeed such a pleasant surprise, I had been working in the kitchen most of the day, cooking and canning, Dear husband brought the mail in and there was this beautiful card from you, It brightened my day so much, to know someone was thinking about me and took the time to send me a card especially a card made with loving hands. You are truly a treasured friend.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, I am so glad you liked the card! Thank you for the anniversary wishes. You too are a treasured friend!!

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  10. This book is sure tempting me! Your colander is so pretty! Have you ever tried the yellow Rainer cherries?

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Sadly my colander is a bit faded in places. Someone (can you guess who) drained (and left to dry) walnuts in my pretty colander. Oh well. ♥

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  11. Gina, how nice to have cherries. Here they are not so prolific, except in Kent where they grow in orchards.
    Happy anniversary! $0 years is a Ruby anniversary, so cherries are just right! We celebrated our 40th last year.

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    1. Barbara, I didn't know it was a ruby anniversary. I will have to mention it to my husband - bwahahaha!

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