Monday, July 23, 2012


It is cherry season and my husband LOVES to can (aren't I a lucky gal)... 

We live in a farming community and one of the farmers has taken a liking to my hubby and for the past few years we have been able to have first pick at his orchard...and right now cherries are ripe for the pickin'.  He picked well over 30 lbs of cherries - yep you read that right!  So we've been a canning crew for a few days.

He even found this web site: This is where he found this fantastic canned cherry pie filling recipe...and bonus we had enough left over from canning to try it out.  Let me tell you - this was the best cherry pie I've ever had (could have been the crust...teee-heee).  If you want a great cherry pie go to the link and follow the directions, it really is fantastic and easy!

If any of you know my husband, you know that even though he may love to can, his heart truly LOVES to have a well stocked pantry...because during the holidays he really enjoys a table filled with foods that we harvested and processed.  (Gosh, I love this attribute of my husband...suppose I should tell him!)

What have you been canning up?  Do you like to have a well stocked pantry?  Do you like having a holiday table filled with foods you grew, harvest and preserved? 

And this is what our children, (who did help pick, pit and process) did through out the 90 degree day.  Another "thank you" is due to my husband who sacrificed something really needed to keep a promise to his family...a promise made in the early summer to set up the pool.  It has been four summers since we have had this much fun in our pool...and we are so thankful! 
Lastly our daughter who has really bloomed in the kitchen over the past few months begged me to help her make cabbage soup for dinner.  We were given a cabbage from a neighbors garden so we fried up hamburger, added leftover corn, purple potatoes (I love using these potatoes - just look at the punch of color they added to the soup), as well as stewed tomatoes, yams, other veggies - oh, and wild rice.  It was very tasty - even though it was close to 90 degrees outside! 


Sally said...

I love your blogs and seeing your family in the pictures always makes my heart happy. While I am reading this I am reminded of so many things--the favor of the Lord on Dave's life--remember you baby shower? We spoke blessings over Dave--everyone there blessed did and I see those things coming to pass. The favor of God on his life reminds me of the first view I had of his heart and how hugely generous it was and how much much tenderness there was. His desire to provide for his family with "lots in the pantry" confirms this. That and having a table full for the holidays. His fruit of the spirit so evident in his steadfastness, kindness and gentleness of his word in putting up the pool for his children. So many things come to mind--summed up in this: The blessings of the Lord are on your life evident in to many details.

Mrs. Taffy said...

Lovely! Mr. Taffy is so jealous about your cherries!! He really misses the produce from the PNW!!

So glad you have your pool set up again! What a blessing!

And...we eat soup when it's 90 degrees out too! It's cheap and nutritious and yummy!

Looking forward to fall!

Anonymous said...

Dory. . .What a fun blog to read!!! I too love the pictures. Tell Dave I'm impressed!!
Grandma Sharon

Anonymous said...

Love you dear friend, I need a cup of tea

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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