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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Friday, July 1, 2011

{Nature's Candy - Sweet Cherries}

On Wednesday we went to Atlanta to make our usual rounds at Costco; Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. At Costco we sure did stock up on fresh fruits of the season. Cherries of course and also yummy raspberries, apricots, nectarines and peaches. Especially those sweet cherries I love! Childhood nostalgia too. We had three cherry trees; early tart 'Meikersen' Early Richmond Cherry, 'Spekkersen' yellow Ranier cherries with a red blush and dark Hedelfinger cherries. Even after eating our lunch, there was always room for lots of fresh cherries! Just want to show you some of the sweet cherries we got at Costco.
Square baking dish is from Pillivuyt France. The silver pastry tongs with embossed rose are from Germany. A dear friend of mine, +Johanna Gehrlein, did write a splendid book about the different patterns, called +Rosen-Bestecke 
The tablecloth with the cherries is from Le Jacquard Français.
In our gazebo...
Here you see the Pillivuyt strawberry drainer with under plate, filled with juicy sweet cherries.
Pieter is capturing me on camera...
C'est si bon...


  1. zoete kersen en frambozen, mijn favoriete zomerfruit, ik kan me er momenteel helemaal tegoed aan doen gelukkig!


  2. we all love the around here!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love your pond on the background! it looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!! oh!!!!! your garden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i so agree with you! mountains are more interesting than the sea, right?!
    happy weekend,

  3. Geniet van je heerlijke kersen...en het mooie weekend wat voor de deur staat !! ..liefs uit Holland....xxx..

  4. adoro le ciliegie.....rosse, succose, dolci.....un buon fine settimana e un abbraccio lory

  5. Dearest Mariette,
    Oh, what a GORGEOUS table setting with cherries. The color of the tablecloth matches with cherries, doesn't it? I can sense your feeling towards cherry. I love them as well♡♡♡
    Oh, lovely that your husband catching you with camera while setting♫

    Hope the marvelous weekend, Orchid.

  6. Mmmmm... cherries and summer ~ oh yes ~ they go together very nicely! :)

    Happy Weekend Mariette!
    xo Catherine

  7. Oh Mariette, I love cherries. We left behind the most beautiful cherry tree when we left Denmark last year. It was huge and it produced the most amazing cherries - and tons of them. I used to make a delicious layer cake with the fresh cherries which always went down a treat. Mmm... I'd love to sit in your beautiful gazebo and share some!
    P.S. That silver pastry thong is very delicate.
    Much love,

  8. Wij hebben 2 hoogstam kersenbomen (Hedelfinger) in de wei staan, en alle kersen die er aan hangen zijn fijn voor de vogels .... Niet dat we ze niet lekker vinden, maar 't op zo'n hoge ladder staan om te plukken is niet mijn ding ;-) Fijn weekend!

  9. hmmm -Mariette,
    lecker und wundervolle Kirschen.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Hhhmmmm zien er lekker uit die kersen!
    Enjoy! als ze er tenminste nog zijn, tegen deze tijd...ha ha
    Have a great weekend!

  11. The BEST picture : you at work !! How similar we are, eager to capture the beautiful things in life.
    MMMMM those cherries look:
    Have a grea weekend dearest Mariette and enjoy !

  12. Heerlijk kersen! In de winkel zijn ze hier nu ook te koop. Maar nog even geduldig wachten dan kunnen wij ze ook plukken in de eigen tuin. Wij wachten alleen hoopvol op zon!!

    Fijn weekend en laat de kersen smaken!

  13. I love cherries! I don't like cherry Coke or canned cherry, but the fresh one is great!

  14. I LOVE cherries! We don't have any of the 3 stores you mentioned around here. I get my fruit at Meijer's or the local farmers market.

  15. Che belle cherries!E' molto bello anche il modo come le hai presentate!E il tuo giardino è una favola!Baci,Rosetta

  16. Hi Mariette,

    I love the concentration on your face as you take the photo of the cherries! Pieter was right to take that! And your beautiful garden in the background, you must love sitting in the gazebo, do you ever read there?
    Enjoy that lovely fruit,

  17. Hi Mariette,

    I love the sweet photo of you setting the table and cherries, are one of my favourite fruit. We have to wait until about December before we can get them here. We do get some imported from overseas but they never taste as nice.
    It must be lovely sitting in your gazebo, enjoying the summer.
    thanks again for the Award you so kindly gave me and your friendship.
    Have a lovely weekend


  18. Dear Mariette,
    it is always a pleasure to see your beautiful silverware. I have seen this cake thong several times before and I am always enthralled about the wonderful work. It is truly a treasure. What a nice background make the dark cherries for it. Yummy combination! Dear Mariette, thank you again for mentioning my book. That is so kind of you.
    Best greeetings, Johanna

  19. mmm, sind die lecker und ich genieße sie sehr!liebe Mariette, Du zeigst die Kirschen so wunderbar dekorativ und servierst sie mit einer silbernen Gebäckzange... eine wundervolle Idee von Dir.
    Danke für Deine netten Kommentare im Drosselgarten
    und schicke liebe Sonntagsgrüße zu Dir

  20. Hola dear Mariette, sorry for not coming to visit you so often, still with problems with my computer and lack of time lately. I just love seeing you in pictures, you are a true inspiration to me as the way you look!!!!
    hugs dear

  21. Dear Mariette, don't remember I see Cherry in Hong Kong when I was little or they're cost to much for my mum. I love cherries specially the dark red juice one... like in your pics. Around early 90's we planted a Stella Cherry tree down the back garden. We have some sweet cherry but not alot. I think its to close to next door's shrubs and tree ...it die! Hubby planted another one two years ago. Can't wait to see some cherries again! :-) Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. Mei


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