Naramata Lakeside Guesthouse
Early July is a great time to visit the Okanagan. It’s not too hot and the cherries are ready. Our two old cherry trees produce enough cherries to last us the whole year. When we first moved here, we thought we’d cut them down. They had been neglected for years. But, a landscaper told us they were a very old variety and just needed some attention. He showed me how to prune them and get them back into shape. Besides, they offer great shade when the afternoon sun is too hot. We have two Cherry pitters which work really well but after awhile it’s too many cherries. It’s like that episode on Startrek, “The Trouble With Tribbles”. They are everywhere. We freeze the cherries, make jam, pies, as well as eating them fresh. I ask all my friends for more cherry recipes but the cherries just seem to multiply. This year was my first attempt at making cherry pie filling from scratch. It was a triumph! In cherry news, the weekly Naramata Market just had it’s annual cherry pit spitting contest. The new champion broke the record at 36.5 feet. Cherry season. . . you really should be here!
That’s my view from the deck.