Tuesday, April 17, 2012

nest filling

home canned cherries anyone?

way too pretty to eat
but we do
it's so fun to fill your nest with Summer's pretty jewels 
do you do any canning? 
it's good for the soul


love begins at home
and it is not how much we do....
but how much love we put into that action
{mother teresa}


Riitta Sinikka said...

I love your photos!

Unknown said...

I love canned cherries .. especially in pie ..... mmmmmm ♥

In Alaska I had a very healthy supply of canned salmon...... boo hoo... not anymore.. I would like to start canning again, however.. lately I have been delving into homesteading basics .. although I am in more of a neighborhood than the country right at the moment .. I can still be so in spirit -- it is good for the soul! ♥♥

vintage grey said...

Oh, these look so pretty, and delicious!! Do you make cherry pies or any special treat with them? xo Heather

i.ikeda said...

Oooh, so pretty! I do some canning in the summer, but actually it's more just jams than anything else. I'll pick the fruit at a local farm, then make lots of jam jars. Same in the fall with the fruit available then. I should look into canning as well, especially seeing how pretty they are.

And as for the quote, cooking seems to fit the bill perfectly doesn't it? The love you pour into it makes whatever you cook/bake that much better. Of course the same can be said for many other things, but cooking is the first one that comes to mind.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Xoxo

Anonymous said...

Ooooh beautiful picture! I love it. I wish I knew how to can, but I don't. I've always wanted to learn though. I love sweet pickles, so I'd make tons of them! Happy day to you! xo

Vintage Home said...

OH such sweet yummy treats...I need to do way more canning! Especially if the outcome is the pretty!
Thanks for dropping by & leaving your sweet comment!..Yes there is a lot of pink to be seen soon!

Alessandra said...

Yes I like canning, but here in New Zealand we call it preserving... do you?


lilybets said...

Mother Teresa was teaching that love is all!

It's me said...

Have a nice day darling....with love Ria....xxx...

Unknown said...

True words. Pretty too! How I love Mother Teresa...

fee @ chipper nelly said...

We LO♥E a bit of canning round these parts! we're more of a pickle maker than a fruit canning type, but there's nothing nicer than something you've captured yourself.
Happy mid week
(i think you asked me what kind of books Cleggy was writing? all education resourse types (mainly under 7's) so sadly, nothing with future film right opportunities!!!)

magie said...

Those canned cherries look yummy! I have never tried canning before, I know my Mother use to can quite a lot of things (her own pickles, pears etc)..they came in handy during the winter time in Alberta.
Have a lovely day today :)
Magie x

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Yes please Koralee !! You don't even have to ask....anything that you produce always looks delicious and your photographs are wonderful. XXXX

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh now this is truly a beautiful PHOTO Koralee.....you take ANY COLOR, ANY COLOR and make me want it as my favorite hue. This CHERRY color is divine.

Well, you are talking to a CITY WOMAN HERE. Never have I canned, never did my MOTHER can anything because we are city folk! But what a delightful idea and what pleasure it has to bring. We are just too used to buying everything in the store! But whatever our styles, our upbringing.....LOVE is everywhere and this is a good reminder to me that will help me carry on for the day. LOve to you my dear Koralee. Anita

tinajo said...

I love cherries, they are so delicious and pretty! Enjoy your day! :-)

Unknown said...

Yes please! Those cherries look gorgeous.
Have a sweet day! x

andrea creates said...

such a pretty picture!
we don't now, but we did a little when i was a kid. i'm always tempted to start again -maybe this summer?

Lynne said...

Sweet cherries . . . they sound yummy. We have many orchards nearby. I remember canning cherries many years ago. Removing the pits can be tedious although the results are worth it. I freeze blueberries each year and purchase freshly picked from a local orchard. The only canning I do now is pickles for my pickle lover grandsons. My daughter and I do it together and use an old family recipe using grape leaves. I am fortunate to live near orchards of apple, peach, cherry, blueberry and the best asparagus ever . . . to name just a few of the local fruits of the land.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've never canned. They sound delicious. "Love" the quote :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Yes please...they look divine, mouth watering!

Paula said...

Hello my darling Koralee! Oh, these look so pretty and yummy! I have never canned before, but you certainly inspire me to try it! The cherries do look like pretty jewels! I love the quote you shared! That is beautiful! I am so glad you had the best weekend with your daughter's Swedish friend and have a few more days to enjoy with her! I hope your cupboard cleaning has been going well. I know the box for the thrift store will be a blessing to others! Thank you for your sweet visits and kind words! Purple coneflower is very easy to grow from seed! This autumn when I collect the seeds I will be happy to send you some from my garden! :) I hope your day is as beautiful as your are dear heart! Much love, xo~Paula

Helen Philipps said...

These cherries look so delicious, and how lovely to capture summer like this. Love the sweet quote too.
Wishing you a happy day, Koralee!
Helen x

Jen Beaudet said...

What a beautiful quote, Koralee! I've never done any canning but would really like to learn how. But first I have to learn how to grow things to can:) Beautiful phot! Hope your week is going well!

Unknown said...

your delicious jewels are truly adorable! i have never canned - i think that must be a sin, right? i need to find a friend who does, and jump on her band wagon! (i have never claimed to be domestic in the kitchen.) xoxox

KaPaworld said...

Hello there....Here I am again...One more beutiful and inspired picture with an amazing quote...! I agree...

Gloria said...

Hi Koralee,

What a pretty bunch of pictures I have missed this last week (due to being gone on vacation), it is great to catch up and view them. Your cherries look SOOOOOO GOOOD! :)

I love that Mother Teresa quote. It is so true! :)

I have not ever canned anything. My mom and dad use to do some canning. I believe they still try to. I really should give it a try! I want to learn to make jam too, that would be fun!

I hope you are having a beautiful day!

FrenchBlue said...

So Beautiful and Bright!
Do you remember the poem...

All things bright and beautiful All things great and small
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all.

This was the first poem I ever memorized as a child, because it was and still is my favorite. And you my sweet friend I must share with you ALWAYS remind me of these words:)


Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
My grandmother canned. She canned so many things. I think my favorite were her canned pears. Oh so sweet ♥ as was she!
We only had a small piece of land in a little central NY town {maybe, maybe a quarter acre, she lived next door} but she found a way to make us feel like we lived on a farm!
Oh how she loved fresh produce. I will always remember my grandmother's influence on how I adore baking, real handkerchiefs, pretty teacups and adding milk to my tea ~
Chris and I started gathering canning supplies last fall... maybe we'll get to do some canning this year!
Blessings to you always, Koralee!
Wishing you smooth sailing through the rest of the week ~ enjoying each moment along the way!

scarlett clay said...

I sure don't, but I grew up around an aunt who did a lot. She still makes picante sauce and cans tomatoes, okra, and beans every year. There's nothing like the taste, so much better than canned! I've never had canned cherries, but your photo sure makes me want to try some!

Tash said...

I love that quote. So true..
These cherries look delicious. I can't wait until the weather warms up here and I can buy local berries.
Love to you sweet Koalee xx

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

So pretty! I don't can myself... but my mom and grandma do and I help when I can! :)

Teresa Kasner said...

My mom canned cherries.. I didn't get that gene. I do make raspberry freezer jam, though! Yum!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Danielle Hardy said...

Love that quote! I have some canned pears, but i freeze so many bags of berries when they come in season! A lot of work but so worth it!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

You home canned cherries are so pretty.
My Mother used to do a lot of preserving, I must do some myself one day. The quote, is so true.

Hope that you are having a happy week

June said...

Jewels for sure Koralee. I love that quote!!
I used to can about 40 quarts of cherries a summer because my husband inhaled them : ) Now I don't can any more..actually, I don't do a lot of things that I did when the children were growing up. I think I'm on a permanent vacation!
sending hugs...

B said...

Yummy, what a lovely idea and beautiful quote. Hugs, B xxx

francis said...

Goodmorning ( overhere) to you my sweet friend over the ocean .
Today we are having a special day .
Last chemo
Can you believe how fast all went by
Elisabeth will have some very bad days but now we can think
There is enough to come but this bad thing will be over .
Can you believe she is menopausing because of the chemo !
Never complaining always busy to survive and go on .
We can start a new period .
Next week we will have a humble celebration .....no more chemo .
may 24 we celebrate Eva's first birthday ! So much to come
Hope many happy things.
I want to thank you so much for your support and being such a wonderful friend .
Wish you a good day !

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Yum! I think it's important to put love into a lot of what we do. That or "omph"

Martina said...

They look delicious! I don't do canning, but maybe one day, when life is a bit quieter! Just for now, i eat everything right from the tree ;) Have a sweet day! xx

Marilyn Miller said...

Your jar of cherries is just beautiful. When my children were small I canned every year. I haven't done as much in the past years, but for some reason I think I would like to do that this year again. Some special treats, some special chutneys and jams.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello darling one,

Oh my friend, I so know how busy you are! ME TOO! IN fact last night, my Internet service went out on me! AND THIS MORNING TOO! But I am back and it feels good to reconnect with you all. So you had a fabulous time with the Swedish student? Aren't they a lovely people?


Oh today I had all 50 students in the classroom together. We played games to review SCIENCE vocabulary!!!!!

LOVE, Anita

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh YES! I love to can! My favorite is lemon curd!
Summer is just around the corner here!

Parisienne Farmgirl
Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine

Molly said...

Your pictures are so pretty, I love them so much!
Would you like to put me to your list of friends?
Lovely hugs

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

well you have done the IMPOSSIBLE!!!! what is that you ask???? you have made me LOVE BALL JARS even more than I already to!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!!!!!! you are a magician my friend!!!! a magician that ALWAYS guarantees a SMILE!!!! hugs...

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I am definately going to can cherries this year - Queen Anne and red ones. I made cherry preserved the year before last, last summer I ate them all before I could get them into the jars!