Sunday, 3 July 2016

Yellow Cherries.



I really don't know why I planted a Yellow Cherry tree, other than I was told that birds are less inclined to eat them, thinking that they are unripe. This, of course, is nonsense.

As far as taste is concerned, they don't seem to be quite as sweet as red Cherries. This may be visual trickery, but I have eaten them with my eyes closed, and it does appear to be so. 

The tree was planted on the birth day of my grandson GHG (George Henry G√ľnnar). He'll be here towards the end of July, and I'd like to make something tasty with the crop especially for him.

I can't imagine them making good jam (unless I add a few Red Currants for colour maybe), and I don't particularly want to freeze them. 

Any ideas would be extremely welcome. They are RIPE now.




28 comments:

  1. Yellow cherry pie? Homemade yellow cherry ice cream? Both? :)

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    1. I like the idea of Ice Cream.... I'll look into it. Thanks.

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  2. I googled yellow cherry recipes and this jam came up - it looks good http://www.giverecipe.com/yellow-cherry-jam/

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    1. That was my first thought; a simple 3 ingredient jam. I may try that, and another with red currants for colour. I hope GHG eats jam. There are plenty of Cherries.

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    2. You could also stir the jam through vanilla ice cream then re-freeze - that should be good.

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  3. I also googled it, endless recipes:)

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  4. Not sure how many cherries you have but just eating them fresh is alway a treat for me.
    Besided the great comments so far I could see a relish chutney or salsa.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    1. GHG is about 10, and he's a slightly 'picky' eater. I'm not sure if relishes or chutneys are his thing. I think I'd better stick to sweet things like jam or ice cream.

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  5. Clafoutis? Yellow cherries instead of red ?

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    1. Would it freeze? GHG does get here until the end of July.

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  6. It all depends on timing and taste. Cherry Pie, fresh cherry Bakewell, simple Cherry Tart, Cherry Fool or Cherry Fritters being the obvious ones if he is visiting soon. Otherwise a wonderful Cherry Preserve (with red currants) then he could take some jars home with him, to remind of his holiday with Grumpy.

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    1. I'm going to make some jam today; with red currants, and without.

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  7. I can't imagine a 10 year old boy wanting anything other than mud pies, worms in his pocket and ice cream for afters. Cherry tart? Not on your life.

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  8. I just love clafoutis - if the red ones are ripe too when he comes couldn't you make a clafoutis using both?
    I must say they do look rather pretty.

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    1. I make a good Clafoutis, it's been a family favourite since the children were little. Maybe I could freeze a few pitted Cherries and make one when he's here.

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  9. I have no idea but - so sweet of a grandad so lovingly wanting to postpone the cherries until the grandson's arrival - this post says it all, Cro.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Last year Lady Magnon made a Plum Tatin with the first real crop of another grandson's fruit. As none of them are here permanently I have to think of ways that they can enjoy their own crops.

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    2. This is so thoughtful of Lady M and you:) x

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    3. All part of being a grandparent.

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  10. I have recently made an adaptation of a Moosewood pickle that called for red cherries and red onions.Of course its not mature yet so I wont know until winter what its like but its an idea you could play with.

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    1. Sounds interesting, I'll check it out. Thanks.

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  11. I am late in joining the prior comments, but my suggestion is to contact your grandson, whose golden cherry tree it is, and ask him what he would like done with this ripening harvest. Maybe suggest a few possibilities, but let him make the choice.

    Perhaps my comment is influenced by a certain recent referendum?

    I love those golden cherries, just as they ripen.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Now why didn't I think of that? I'll do it today.

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  12. They might not interest the birds, but those cherries certainly caught my eye! What about making a cherry chutney?

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    1. Cherry Chutney would be great for us, but I'm not sure if GHG would go for it.

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  13. Sorry but cherries are red. As an ardent eater of cherries by the punnet I'm not inclined to countenance yellow ones!

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