Our cherries are ripe! We ended up getting over three quarts from our sweet cherry tree and the birds picked the rest. I can’t wait to see what our harvest will be next year.
I harvested about 2 cups worth of sour pie cherries. If the chickens hadn’t discovered their love affair with green cherries this spring I would have a whole lot more. Stupid chickens! Stupid birds for not tasting astringency!
I pitted my measly batch of pie cherries anyway as I had a new recipe I wanted to try from The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook. The rustic tarts on page 93 tasted amazing and Lee is in love with them now. I’ve made the recipe twice and would like to try out some other fruit fillings next. I’m thinking there may be a blackberry or apple tart in Lee’s future this summer.