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Cherries, Rainier

Cherries, Rainier

Rainier is a cultivar cherry, or a plant selected for desirable characteristics that can be maintained by propagation. It was developed in 1952 at Washington State University by Harold Fogle, and named after Mount Rainier. It is a cross between the Bing and Van cultivars. Rainiers are sweet cherries with a thin skin and thick […]

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Cherries (Prunus avium)

Cherries (Prunus avium)

Cherries are a delicious sweet fruit with a limited season.  Cherries also bruise quite easily and develop soft spots if mishandled, so it is best to select cherries carefully.  Select firm, full colored cherries that are free of splits or other damage.  Green stems are also a good indication of freshness.  Cherries can be stored […]

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Cherry Pumpkin Squares

Makes 50 We made this for an event where we wanted to have an alternative dessert for those who were unable or unwilling to eat chocolate or had an allergy to wheat. Spelt flour makes an excellent cake, and you can always substitute other fruit for the cherries and/or other nuts for the coconut. This […]

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Ol’fashioned Oatmeal, of course

It wouldn’t be right not to include the traditional breakfast cereal for what is considered to be the most important meal of the day. Here is a classic recipe you can enjoy every day of the week: 2 cups boiling water 1 cup oats, rolled, steel cut, or otherwise After water comes to boil, slowly […]

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