Monday, August 9, 2010
che - che - Cherry Bomb!!
Steamy. sultry, sticky, this is Virginia today. And tomorrow and the next day and...
What's a girl to do? Drink plenty of liquids, dress minimally and eat lightly.
I updated my lemon syrup recipe substituting limes and at GG's suggestion a handful of blueberries. 25 to be exact, I'm a counter. Can't help it. Double-de-elicious. Tart with a hint of blueberry and a fabulous color.
What I really want to talk about though ... This summer I've been giving into my cherry cravings. It seems like I never get enough but this year I've indulged.
Some years ago my friend Larry was celebrating a significant birthday and decided to do so in Italy. He invited myself and my then partner to come along. I have mentioned my flying issue before, but claustrophobia be damned when 2 weeks in Italy is on the table.
We started in Capri. The first day lunch was served poolside. I don't remember what we ate for lunch but I remember dessert. It was a huge bowl of cherries swimming in ice. I mean to say it was a really big bowl, of ice cold cherries. It was enough for all 4 of us, no holding back. All you could eat cherries.
I thought I will do this at home for dinner parties but alas this has never happened. Not enough fruit at one go. Loathe to share. But, as I've mentioned, it's a hot day and I have close to 3 pounds of cherries.
Let the feast begin...
Posted by flwrjane at Monday, August 09, 2010