You may remember that I said a while back I didn't design anything with a cherry on it for for a really long time. When I saw cherries, I thought of Mary's work, and although she inspired us all, I just didn't want to "monkey see, monkey do".
So doing a whole collection that revolves around cherries is a big step for me...there has been "a lot of water under the bridge" in the last 20+ years as a designer. Like Alex Anderson (six degrees of separation?), I too have fond memories of cherries from Door County Wisconsin. Cherry pie was served with almost every meal we had at a restaurant or Fish Boil, and we also bought delicious pies at the roadside stands. When I was still a little pup, my parents and older siblings helped pick cherries (on really tall ladders) during harvest time at the Ray's farm outside of Bailey's Harbor. Younger kids passed their time by playing in the barn on bales of hay with the cats and their kittens. Those are some of the fondest memories an animal lover like me could have.
Do any of you have some vivid memories of cherries in your childhood? Any delicious recipes you'd have to share?
Back in two shakes...H2