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From Farm to Table: Good Ol’ Cherry Pie!

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Cherry pie a la mode

Last week, my friends and I went to Cherry Avenue Farms in Lincoln, Ontario in our last minute attempt to pick fresh cherries.

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After paying an entrance fee of $5 (which is deductible from 2 lbs of cherries you pick) and getting a box each to put our harvest, a service truck brought us to the orchard where we started picking the red fruits under the hot summer sun.

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Initially, we thought the trees appeared bare until we discovered that there were still so much left for us to pick!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt only took an hour for us to fill our boxes making our trip to the farm worth it! I must admit that having a sampling of the fruit while at the orchard was something you can only do at this time of the year. I wish that I had more time to be mindful of the experience and relish the sweetness of the fruit. 🙂

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Back home, the wife washed the cherries, pitted some of them and cooked it with sugar and cornstarch until it thickened.  Once cool, she poured the cherry mixture into a pie crust and use filo pastry for the top crust. Incidentally, you can get the pie recipe from this site.   Nothing beats fresh cherries for a cherry pie!  Bon appetit!

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