Sour Cherry Tiny Tarts

Eat up. It’s a banner year for sour cherries!
Sour cherry tart in hand

One of my summer rituals is to wait for my little sour cherry tree in our backyard to ripen and then watch the robins carry the cherries off.

It’s a little bit of a thing, this fruit tree. It’s suffered insect damage to its trunk. The deer pillaged it. And once we’d caged, pruned and protected it, it managed only a large handful of cherries for years. (more…)

Going Wild for Walla Walla Sweets

Get your sweet onion on–and soon.
Walla Walla sweet onion salad closeup

When there is so much fabulous produce abounding right now, why in the world would I get excited over onions, of all things?

Because Walla Walla sweet onions are on right now, and they have a season as short as peaches. By the middle of this month, the whole crop will be harvested and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Yup, fresh, seasonal onions. Kinda unexpected, no? (more…)