This quote says it all for me:
"I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
My small place is my studio area in the corner of my living room. My Whimcees are all the dolls, bears and other creatures that I sew from cloth or sculpt from clay, the cards and papercraft projects that I create.
It is with this blog I hope to share my world created in my small space.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Picking Cherries - Making Compote
There are two cherry trees in the orchard area next to our apartment building and this year they are absolutely loaded with fruit! I have never seen so many cherries on them. Jim was visiting this weekend and he and I picked the cherries on late Friday afternoon and then again with our friend Jerry (he is 98 years young!) on Saturday. The cherries are too tart to eat from the tree so I decided to make something from them to share with others at the apartment who are unable to go out to pick the fruit.
I made a cherry/lemon compote and when we went to the grocery store to get the sugar and lemon jello I purchased some cute little canning jars to put it in. Because it needs to be kept in the refrigerator and also because someone may not know what a compote is - it's more like a thick sauce then a jam or jelly - I made the tags. A dozen little jars of compote were delivered yesterday and I hope everyone likes it. Jim said "I could eat that whole bowl full!" but as he is a diabetic that couldn't happen - but it made me feel good!
Thank you for visiting my blog today! Wishing you a sweet Monday!