Adventures with Cherries

Sweet cherries are in season.  Here are some of my cherry dessert attempts and winner.

sweet bing cherries
Sweet Bing Cherries

The first summer my husband and I were married, we knew someone who knew someone who had sweet cherry trees.  That someone had more cherries than they wanted, and since we loved cherries, we were invited to come and pick cherries from their tree.  We were having fun, and ended up picking gallons of cherries. Continue reading

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Chicken Dumplings with Vegetables

Shredded chicken, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, and cannelloni beans in chicken broth with small dumplings.

Chicken dumplings with vegetables
Chicken Dumplings with Vegetables

Three weekends ago, the temperatures went from the high 90s to the high 60s.  My husband and two oldest children had planned to hike the nearby mountain peak.  One thing they didn’t count on was the time of day that the high temperature would occur.  It happened to be at 8:00 in the morning.  They left at 6:00 AM for their 10 mile hike.  By 8:30 AM, it started to drizzle. Continue reading

Polka Dot Popsicles

Blueberries in coconut milk for a whimsical, dairy-free summer treat. polkadot popsicles

This dessert was so simple to make.  Normally, I just fill my popsicle molds with juice.  I feel better feeding the kids something besides flavored sugar-water, and they are happy to have a cold treat on a hot day.  But today, I thought I would try something different.  The coconut milk is creamy and slightly sweet, and the blueberries are slightly tart.   Continue reading