Who ATE all the cherries?!

Maddie does not like cherries

Well so much for thinking that the 10+ pounds of Marostica cherries would be enough to eat and cook with. I had every intention of sharing something, even a simple thing like cherry cobbler or cherry tiramisu, but the bulk of our purchase ended up in our bellies. What more can I say? The harvest this year may not have been as great as 2015, but the cherries were so delicious that it was impossible to keep our hands out of the fridge.

Marostica cherry competition

At the cherry festival in Mason Vicentino (a few miles west of Marostica), a competition for the best of the best had crates of plump, shiny red, amazingly perfect specimens on display at the judging station. Hand-selected and inspected one-by-one by the respective producers, they were the ultimate of the season’s crop. Local roadside stands were everywhere (even at a gas station!) so you didn’t even need to check out a festival to buy some. Now I know better to buy more the next time. Have a cherry good day!

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11 thoughts on “Who ATE all the cherries?!

  1. cyranny

    Hi Rowena,
    Just a little note to say that I reposted this on my own blog, because you are one of my favorite bloggers, and I really enjoy visiting your little virtual world full of flavors! 🙂

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    1. Rowena Post author

      Well I am flattered, mille grazie! I admit to being rather sporadic at posting, but new readers are always welcome, especially if they appreciate good food, drink, and dogs!

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  3. Nonna T

    We were on an extended family camping/glamping roadtrip in the Pacific Northwest in the US that brought us to Yellowstone National Park,Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Cherry stands were everywhere!!!! It was especially rewarding to see Rainier cherries growing in orchards with the magestic Mount Rainier in the background. It was also amazing to hear Italian spoken by Italian tourists in Yellowstone. One particular couple assumed that no one else could understand their very loud personal conversation:in Italian -) I had to shoo my youngest quickly down the trail: past them -) 🙂

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    1. Rowena Post author

      What a fantastic trip! I can not resist fruit/vegetable stands and would stop at each and every one if I had the space to store everything. The fun part about the stands is that you get the chance to chat with the growers themselves (or in our case, the elderly mother of the woman that cultivated them). Nonna took note of my photo-taking and suggested walking up a path behind her cherry stand. She thought that I might be interested in taking a photo of Villa San Biagio’s “tree houses” that Americans (her words exactly) liked to vacation in when visiting Marostica. Hilarious moment about those Italians speaking out loud (it must be in their DNA or something).

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  4. Lisa

    Beautiful looking cherries! Maddy looks like she is thinking Mister B ate them all! tee hee! Happy rest of your week my friend! Hugz Lisa and Bear

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    1. Rowena Post author

      Mister B turns his nose up at cherries (and we are so thankful for that!) but he will devour apples, pineapples and pears until he gets sick!

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  5. kat

    The cherries we get from america were so junk this year, I baked them in clafoutis…just spotted peaches at the market, hope they will be good 🙂

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    1. Rowena Post author

      With this nutso weather, I guess it’s a hit or miss for cherry growers around the world. Another pick-your-own farm advertised super low prices this weekend due to huge losses during the recent hailstorms.

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