Friday, 30 June 2017

Photo 31

I bought cherries today and they are absolutely delicious. Amy loves them and now she's home all day that means double the dips into the bowl have taken place and there aren't nearly as many left as when I took the photo earlier. 

I love all fruit as long as it's sweet. I can't tolerate anything that's even in the slightest bit tart - as Thomas would say "it gets my juicy glands". So for me it has to be sweetness all the way. It can be quite disappointing to pop a handful of blueberries or strawberries into my mouth only to discover they're too tart for me to eat. 

Amy is the opposite - we really are poles apart in lots of things - she is not a lover of fruit that is overly sweet. 

I'm also a lazy fruit eater, the less effort required to get my 5 a day quota inside me the better. Apples would definitely be bottom of my fruit list, although if that's all we have I'm happy to eat them. 

I'm don't just like fresh fruit either. I can happily work my way through tins of the stuff and peaches are my favourite. 

And as I finish this post, life, as they say, is definitely not a bowl of cherries at this precise moment in time at Number 38. The blasted washing machine has got something stuck in the filter again so we need to fix that :(

               










20 comments:

  1. I'm not a lover of overly sweet fruit. I've only been eating cherries for the last 4 years. There seems to be a good crop this year.

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    1. Grapes are always hit and miss for me Tania. Sometimes they are so sweet I have to force myself to stop eating them, other times, I can hardly get one down. The cherries are perfect. Not many left now though. xx

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  2. Cherries....I could eat them all day long but not overkeen on much in the way of fresh fruit apart from mango and pineapple. Love tinned fruit though.

    Bad news about your washing machine. Hope it gets fixed soon.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. I've had fresh mango and pineapple and both are delicious but I'd probably go for those in a tin because I find some fruits a bit of a faff to cut and eat.

      The washing machine has been a right faff. We've spent 3 hours messing around with it. The filter was easily sorted but then the door wouldn't open. We had to pull it out, take the top off and Mark had to manually open it from the inside. It's washing but the door has given up the ghost and it's stood in the middle of the kitchen so Mark can reach in again to release the catch after the next load is finished. What with all the problems we've had lately we are off out to buy a new one tomorrow. xx

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  3. Cherries are Garry's favourite fruit, they have finally come down in price to $2.99/lb. A few weeks ago they were $6.99!!!! About 15 years ago, when my parents lived in Peachland, B.C. we used to go and pick them for 25cents a pound! Well, that was then and this is now, as they say! My sister lives in Kelowna B.C., which is in the Okanagan Valley where all the fruits grow. The fruit in the stores is the same price as here but if you go to the orchards you can get great deals. She cans over 100 jars of peaches every summer as her kids love them and eat them every day. I like/love just about all fruits but apples and grapefruit would probably be at the bottom, oh and persimmons aren't high on my list either.

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    1. Cherries were £5.99/kg in Lidl this week. I had no idea if that was a good price or not so didn't buy any. Today in Iceland they were £2 for 200g and I bought them. Lidl would have been a lot cheaper but you live and learn.

      Fruit can be expensive so I really understand why some families buy biscuits and cakes instead. You can get a couple of packs of cheap biscuits for the price of an apple.

      That's a lot of peaches your sister cans! I would love to see her pantry. Canning and pantries are quite big over the pond from what I read.

      I can't eat grapefruit because of the blood pressure tablets but I do like it. As well as the tinned fruit we used to have fresh which was grilled with a little bit of brown sugar on. Delicious. xx

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    2. I have always done canning, I really enjoy it. I do peaches, cherries apricots, pears, apple sauce and lots of tomatoes. I also have a pressure canner so I've done lots of veggies in the past. I keep saying I'm going to can soup but I never get round to it. We canned salmon a few times and it is really good.Canning seems to be having a revival.

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    3. I love the idea of preserving and would do it if I had somewhere to put the jars and cans. Space is limited in the kitchen although if I re-jigged some things I could probably free up a shelf or two. Definitely a project for me to keep in mind. xx

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  4. I love to eat fruit when the weather is warm, so not too much at the moment. Cherries are delicious and I don't eat them often enough. Lily will only eat strawberries or raspberries which can get quite expensive when not in season.
    I hope you get your washing machine sorted. As well as repairs being expensive it isn't a lot of fun having a build up of laundry to do. X

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    1. Fruit is expensive Jules which is a shame when healthy eating is being encouraged. There was a small punnet of raspberries and blackberries in Lidl yesterday with probably only a handful of fruit in each of them and I think they were nearly £2 each - even Sienna would have made short work of them.

      The washing machine is washing but the door won't open so it's stood in the middle of the kitchen at the moment and Mark has to open it by sticking his hand in and releasing the catch from inside. It can't stay where it is just so he can do that so we are off out to buy a new one tomorrow. It's been on the cards for a while now but I hate spending money on things like that. xx

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  5. I adore cherries but haven't had any (except tinned) in over 2 years, when they jumped up to $2.99 - $4.99 a pound here in the U.S. I can't bring myself to pay that kind of money for cherries. We don't have any farmers markets around here, and they don't grow in my area (SW Georgia). We have almost no variety of grocery stores (only 3 stores, Publix / Harveys / Walmart) so I would give my right ear for an Aldi or Krogers or SOMETHING.
    Dawn P. also known as GADawn57

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    1. The cherries were £2 for 200g today Dawn, but in Lidl they were £5.99/kg so much cheaper. I have no idea why but cherries always seem a real treat. Fruit can be expensive over here as well and I generally only buy what's in season, but apples, bananas and oranges are put in the trolley every week.

      The only stores you mention that I've heard of are Walmart which I think is like our Asda? and Aldi. Our main ones are Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland but there are others such as Marks and Spencers, Waitrose and Booths, depending on which part of the country you live in. We don't do too badly for choice at all. xx

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  6. I Hate when the washing machine goes wrong - of all the electricals in the house that's the most annoying and I've not had any cherries yet this year but I love them so will look out next time I shop.
    Have a lovely weekend

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    1. I bought mine from Iceland and they are delicious but I paid over the odds compared to what they were charging in Lidl. Wasn't sure what the 'going rate' was for them though but I know now :)

      The flipping washing machine has caused us endless problems over the past few weeks and Mark has managed to sort it out but I think it's on its last legs now. It's in the middle of the kitchen at the moment with its top off because the only way to get the door open is by Mark releasing the catch from the inside. Obviously he can't keep doing that so we're off out to buy a new one tomorrow.

      Hope you are both keeping well. xx

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  7. Norrie loves cherries but too many play havoc with his blood sugar. Like you, I can't have grapefruit and used to enjoy the tinned stuff for breakfast. We're trying to up our veg intake as we both eat fruit more often than we should. I'm quite strange in that I love prunes tinned in fruit juice on my porridge. I hate when the washing machine goes wrong as we are all so used to it being on as and when we need it. Caravan packing tomorrow-really looking forward to going away for a week. Hope you are successful in buying a new washing machine tomorrow. Catriona

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    1. We tend to eat fruit and salad in summer then the fruit intake drops in winter and we go more for veg, just because it goes with more of the hot meals we eat when it's colder.

      I absolutely love tinned prunes on my porridge and I pour some of the juice on as well. It would be no hardship at all having to eat a full tin!

      Oh you are so lucky going away. Our van has been in for a service and a couple of things have needed doing which has put a stop on a couple of weeks away we were trying to squeeze in before the big summer holiday. We wanted to do what we did last year when Mark and Amy went over to Lytham and me and Thomas joined them for the weekends. Of course, it's harder now we have to accommodate Sienna on Thursdays as well. Anyway, the upshot is we're just sticking to our 3 weeks in summer. Have a lovely week away. xx

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    2. Ours was serviced last Saturday and has some damp in the front. (£300-400) We also had 2 new tires fitted as the van is 6 years old. Our schools are on holiday so the place is buzzing with children and grandparents. Catriona

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    3. No damp found in ours which is a relief but there are a couple of jobs that need doing. Thankfully one is under a recall - something to do with cushions slipping although we've not really struggled with them. I've noticed lots of grandparents have grandchildren with them on holiday. I hope Sienna wants to come and stay with us when she's a bit older. xx

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  8. Those cherries look delicious! I was able to buy cherries on sale for $.99/lb. earlier this summer. That sort of spoils me, because then, I don't want to pay anything more than that for the rest of the summer!

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    1. That's a good price Bless. Yes, when you've had a bargain you begrudge paying anything more don't you - I know how that feels. xx

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