Cherry Season... And now with podcast...!!


I have treats for you today!!  But firstly... Cherries!! It's been a delicious season for cherries--one of my favorite summer fruits! 



One weekend lately I baked a sour cherry galette... DELICIOUS!! 



And with more cherries, I made up a big jar of homemade cherry brandy to save for Christmas/New Year... mmm... We can't wait for a taste! 



How beautiful... the cherry... 



To add a little more to the feast here, I'm VERY excited to share a new addition to the blog--an AUDIO PODCAST! If you'd like some extra Simple Gifts... click the blue/white arrow in the link below, and you'll hear me wax lyrical about the cherry season, making the cherry brandy, and more! It's only about five minutes listening time! 


My Simple Gifts podcast won't be replacing anything here, but will be a companion piece... an additional way to share seasonal delights, what's happening, projects in progress, and much more. I'm just getting started with this, so there likely won't be a podcast every week... But I hope to serve up a little extra here again soon.

 
And I would like to thank my lovely husband, TJ, for creating the music for my podcast, and his help making the whole thing possible--from idea, to reality! :) The wren song is a free soundclip by reinsambaI've been wanting to expand my creative horizons a bit, and this was a fun way for TJ & I to collaborate on a project again!

Thank you for listening!! 



Comments

  1. What a treat, cherries and a fabulous podcast. You're voice is perfect, soft and lovely, just such a lovely treat to listen to. I hope this is the start of many many more podcasts. I've made clafoutis before, turned out delicious

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    1. Thank you sooo much Everydaythings... I'm so glad you enjoyed this, and the podcast especially! I've been excited and nervous at the same time to offer this up... ;) Hope all is well with you! ((HUGS))

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  2. So lovely to see all that you've been up to and the success and progress in your projects. The handmade socks are looking great and your latest cardigan is a beautiful piece.

    I enjoyed the podcast. I'll have to try making the galette and the cherry-brandy!

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    1. So happy ypu enjoyed the podcast, and much more here too, Juana... thanks! :)

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  3. oh my goodness. isn't it interesting how just hearing a voice makes a person come alive to you! and you have a beautiful voice and diction!
    I just loved this podcast. first I listened to just the bird sounds. then I came to your blog and read it and then listened to your whole podcast.
    Tracy not to embarrass you... but it's just exquisite! you could have been reading a poem or a book of days from the Jane Austen (one of my favorites) period! I loved it. and yes. I hope you do more. I think they might become addictive for you and TJ (what a great way to share his beautiful mellow jazz) and for your audience!
    oh yes. btw. I love cherries too. LOLOL
    hugs to precious little Luna. XOXO

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    1. Wow...thank you, Tammy! I'm so glad you enjoyed this so much! I'm almost speechless... LOL! ;)

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  4. Ooooo! Cherries! You are making me so hungry for cherries!

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  5. What an exciting adventure to go into “talkies” Tracy! Such a soothing voice! Great work on the music too. I wish our cherry tree was a pickable height. The birds are enjoying the huge crop this year. Cherry brandy will be a lovely Christmas treat in front of the fire. I think given how sparse some crops have been this year we need to preserve what we can. Prices will rise for staple items from what I’ve been reading. Thank you also for the poem. New to me!

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    1. "talkies"...that's fun! Thanks, Melanie...glad you enjoyed! :) With the drought this year, we've tried to preserve everything we can from the garden. Everything feels extra precious this year!

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  6. Oh those cherries looks so delicious and the Cherry Galette looks extra yummy. Cherry Brandy; I haven’t heard of before. I enjoyed all the photos of the delectable looking cherries.
    Wow, what a creative adventure to make a podcast; well done. I love that you will be doing these. Hearing your voice makes wanting to meet you even more. I will be looking forward to these podcast moments with you. I love that TJ is helping you with it all; perfect.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs your way and extra blessing for you all!

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    1. Thank you, too, LeAnn! It's been a fun new adventure, this podcasting... I hope to be able to offer a new one soon! :)

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  7. Oh you are full of treats here today Tracy. I, like you, adore cherries. Your galette is right up my alley. Simple and every bit as flavourful as a pie. Your Brandy looks really nice as well. Most of all though today, I have enjoyed your lovely podcast. It is so nice to hear your sweet voice again, and of course it is such a sweet and peaceful listen . . . with the singing bird, and with TJ's music. This was quite simply lovely. I can't say enough about it. Such a sweet, sweet interlude of goodness in a crazy world. I hope you do more of these! My favourite cherry recipe is this one for a Summer Cherry Trifle: https://theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/summer-fresh-cherry-trifle.html

    Love you. Thanks for putting a sweet smile on my face today with this. Bon Weekend to you, TJ and Luna! xoxo

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    1. Ooohhh... thank you, Marie, for your lovely comments! I'm delighted you enjoyed the podcast so much! And thank you for the recipe link... we would love your cherry trifle... mmm!! :)))

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  8. Oh, Tracy! That is a most amazing podcast. You and TJ did a beautiful job. I loved, loved hear the birds and music and then your voice. What a gift you gave to us. I love anything cherry and your galette looks so delicious. I make American style pies or a clafoutis with cherries. Thank you for the love post.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the podcast, Marilyn! I was hoping to put one together another one for the end of this week, but not sure... Even a 5 minute podcast takes a surprising amount of time with the recording, mixing in the music, etc... It's great fun though, and if I can offer one a couple of times a month, that will be fun! :)



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  9. I must have eaten 20 pounds of cherries this summer, mostly by myself. Black, sweet cherries. Now I'm wishing I had made cherry brandy while I was over indulging. Spread the joy. The galette looks delicious. I've never made one but should have.

    The cherry season is so short. Apples seem to save well for a very long while but you have to get cherries while they are fresh. The cherry lady told me one could freeze them but they just aren't quite the same. But the brandy -- sigh! Alas, no favorite cherry recipe. I stuff them in my mouth too quickly to cook with them!

    Love the podcasts -- your voice is perfect for this and the music is a wonderful marriage of tone with message.

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