Monday, August 1, 2011

Rainier Cherries A Summertime Treat


Good morning!  Just a few pretty cherry pictures for you on this Monday morning :)  One of my favorite Summertime treats is Rainier Cherries!  I could seriously eat a whole container of them myself...in one sitting!  They also happen to be one of the prettiest fruits to photograph...










My little ones love the Efferve sparkling lemonade from France that Whole Foods sells...and as a special treat for Summer, I pit a few cherries {leaving the stems on} and float them in the lemonade...

{I will show you what I do with the empty French bottles in an upcoming post}










What is your favorite Summertime treat?


Tracey


p.s.  And I almost forgot {again} to announce the winner of the beautiful Luella dress from Jeanne Oliver Designs...it's Laurie from Heaven's Walk!  Congratulations Laurie!!!  And a big thank you to everyone who participated!

45 comments:

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Those cherries are sooo luscious!!! Btw, I absolutely adore your kitchen redo!!! We just moved into our fixer, and I just started blogging...your blog is quite inspirational, and have added you to my blog roll list. ;)

Cheers from SoCali,
Jessie

Marina Mott said...

Great pics!! xx

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracey ~
Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous !!!

paige said...

i always get tickled when i see you've posted!
lovely images tracey!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Morning...oh I love them too...your photos have such a wonderful colour to them!!! Still waiting for my last mag. I asked my mailman and he said there is such a backlog from the 2 week strike it could be 6 months to a year before they it all out,just my luck I will get the summer issue when there is 3 feet of snow on the ground!!!! Anyway,enjoy your week my friend! x0

Jacqueline said...

Hi Tracey,
Well, Rainier cherries are the best cherries and my favourites. They used to be the only cherries that you could buy when I was a child but then the black cherries came in and Rainier cherries are now so expensive and have a very short season here in the UK.
Your photographs are beautiful and so summery. XXXX

koralee said...

Oh I love these cherries...your images are stunning my sweet friend. xoxoxoo Hope your Summer is going well.

Lap Dog Knits said...

A bowl of cherries, sweet treat on a summer day...lovely pictures.

Ido said...

Beautiful pictures Tracey! Love those French friendship glasses! I love the lemonade which should be limeade because is prepared with fresh limes, a red liquid called granadina and mineral water, is delicious and sparkling. Would love to see pictures of the french empty bottles.
Have a fantastic day!
XXX Ido

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
I love cherries, one of my very favorite summertime fruits. Your photos look so beautiful!
Hope you have an amazing week.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Country Dreaming said...

Looks so summery.
I did a post recently on one of my fave treats---Kool-aid cubes!
Yum.

melinda

Dani said...

Nice photography, and I love the amitié glasses!

It's me said...

Love cherries.......enjoy summer....xxx...

margit said...

Habt ihr noch Süßkirschen, bei uns sind auch die Sauerkirschen schon abgepflückt.
Lieben Gruß
margit

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the Rainer cherries - we've had our frig stocked with them the past three weeks now - I think they're sweeter than ever this year. My other fav is fresh green peas...awww...could live on them! That sparkling lemonade sounds SOOO good! Wish we could buy it around here!! Congratulations Laurie on a wonderful win - and thank you, again, Tracey and Jeanne, for hostessing such a great giveaway. Happy Monday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those cherries look delicious and they really do look nice in your photos. Have a wonderful week! Shannon

Lili said...

I love them too Tracey! And I particularly love how sometimes they stay connected with their stems intertwined, what pretty subjects they make, so gorgeous. We're already on our second container of them here. xoxo ~Lili

Mona Kay said...

Yummy!! I love that drink with the floating cherries!

simpledaisy said...

Oh my goodness! your photos are incedible!!! Makes me want to run out and buy some cherries right now:):)

A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful photos and congrats to the lovely Laurie!!

M a d a m e M o r e l l said...

yammie!
Hug Jessika

Marie said...

Your beautiful photos are so realistic Tracey! You just made me crave for cherries right now. I'm off to Trader Joe's.
-Marie

Lara said...

Oh.my.goodness. Tracey.. so beautiful! Love the cherries among the white!! And I love those little Anthro bowls! ;-) My favorite summer time treat is peaches.. any peaches.. esp. the Saturn peaches! I am planning to do a "cherries" post soon! ♥

:-) Lara

Bugs and Sunshine said...

A big white bowl filled with strawberries and blueberries!

I'm going to go get some of these cherries to try-I just saw them at the grocery!!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

You have a lovely blog. I've been browsing through your posts and find your home to be really unique. Your style is quite beautiful--you certainly have a creative touch with your designs.
Have a great week!
Lisa
Bilancia Designs

My Sparrows Nest said...

I love those cherries too! The sparkling lemonade sounds yummy! I love lemon ice too! Thanks for the lovely photos. I have some Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic white dishes that I think I need to get out again and take some photos for my blog too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Vintage Home said...

all of a sudden I have a craving for cherries and lemonade!...Thanks!

jackie said...

I am with you on the cherries.........in fact today for lunch I had a bowl full. They are so good, but I think my favorite has to be peaches. Love Love Love them! Your photos are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Heather @ Post Road said...

Yum! My vote would be blueberries! Got a bunch of wild ones growing in my backyard right now :)

Hope you're having a great week Tracey!!

xo. Heather

Erica said...

Wonderful cherries!

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Tesca said...

Beautiful picures, I love your photo style and the french friendship glasses are adorable! Cherries are the most delicious summer fruits. I'm also a big fan of blueberries...

Megan said...

Hello,
I came across your blog and was very interested in your home design articles. I just had a couple of questions, so if you could e-mail me back that would be great! Thank you for your time.

Elyse said...

beautiful photos as always, tracey! i always see these cherries at the market and think they're so pretty but have never tried them. now i'm especially intrigued!

for me, summertime is all about blueberries and nectarines. mmm!

xo
elyse

catherine said...

almost too pretty to eat. lovely photos.

bicocacolors said...

those pictures are gorgeous!!!

a big hug from Spain,
elena

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just bought some Rainier Cherries. I will have to make a run over to Whole Foods tomorrow. That drink looks so divine. If this summer beverage is a delightful as your photos then I know I am going to have a new summer fave.

Paula

Nanna Lush said...

I love those delicious looking cherries!! Reminds me of Summer in Australia with Xmas fast approaching - Divine!!

Blue Fruit said...

Beautiful photos! In Australia, cherries are symbolic of Christmas, because is the sweetly short season in which they are around in all their glorious freshness. So when I see a bowl of cherries, I think of Christmas as well as all the lovely summertime things.

Enjoy them! They look sweet and delicious.

Mmm said...

These are incredible cherry shots. So beautifully taken and composed. I am in awe.

Kathryn Josephine Morin said...

Yes the photo's are beautiful. What camera and lens do you use? I ran right over to the whole foods here in San Antonio to get the lemonade but they said they do not carry it here. Walmart makes a wonderful strawberry,peach, and original sparkling lemonade so I got some cherries,blueberries and strawberries, came home and made a wonderful drink. Love your blog and photos

ANGIE said...

Beautiful photos! I so miss being near a Whole Foods store (sigh). I might stop at one next time I go to New Orleans. In the meantime, I love your photos.

Thanks so much..........Angie

hediye said...

I have been browsing through your posts and find your home to be really unique and stylish Your style is quite beautiful. you certainly have a creative touch with your designs.

Katarina said...

I love cherries, but i have never tried juice from it, i though that could be to much sweetness in it, but i guess it depends which cherries you choise. Photos are really amazing.

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My grandmother likes to make blackberry jam, blackberry cobbler, blackberry lemonade, and many more recipes of blackberry.