Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Who likes Cherries?

On our way home from Wynyard here in Tasmania - yes, we have been away for one week staying in the our caravan.
It was windy and cool at the beach, but that didn't really matter, was great to get away once again.

The way home took us to the Cherry Shed, a cafe and where cherries are sold this time of year till about mid February.
Cherries are hand picked, washed and sold fresh to customers at The Cherry Shed in Spreyton near Devonport, Tasmania.  They are grown in fertile, volcanic soils and the temperate climate of Tasmania's North West.


At the shed they sell, Cherry Port, Cherry Liquer, jams, pickles, chutney, relish, sauces and heaps more.

We bought 2 kg of nice firm red cherries at $15.00 a kilo.  Will buy more again for Christmas as we will be down that way to put fresh flowers on my parents grave for Christmas.






Sometimes the cherries come in this box, ours did.


For the children to play in, and these two cherries can be seen from the highway.





On our way to Wynyard we called into Devonport and had lunch at a Cafe.
Chicken Fajita a Mexican dish.

43 comments:

  1. The cherries look so red and fresh. The Chicken Fajita looks delicious. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. I wish someone would create pitless cherries like we have seedless grapes

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  3. The cherries are so pretty! I missed my cherry tree this past summer. I imagine the birds had a feast without me there to chase them away. When I first saw your fajita I thought it was going to have cherry salsa on it or something!

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    1. What a pity, but never mind.
      Birds certainly are a real problem with cherries, there one minute, then all gone!
      If we had had lunch at The Cherry Shed it would have been flavoured with Cherry.

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  4. Hello Margaret,
    That looks very well. Cherries are so delicious.
    Funny that shot with the big ones
    And that chicken fajita...hmmm...!! You make me hungry Margaret.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Those big cherries is a play area inside there for the children :)

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  5. I haven't heard about it this year, but somewhere in Australia a box of the first cherries for the season is auctioned with the money going to charity. Chicken Fajita looks yummy.

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    1. In Young I believe Andrew.
      Young claiming to be the "Cherry Capital of Australia".
      Colin

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    2. The chicken was really lovely, will have again for sure when down that way.
      Could be Young as Colin said. Young is a great area for growing Cherries, but cold there in winter. Been there two times that I can think of, but only in the car and stayed at a Motel.

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  6. Yum.
    I am not a fan or summer - but do love the fruit. A christmas tradition here, started many years ago by my mother, is too make a HUGE fruit salad with the seasonal fruit. Berries, mangos, lychees, pineapple, cherries - and more.

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    1. Well what an excellent tradition to carry on. We have home fruit salad for Christmas Day, and days after :) must remember not to make as much this year.

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  7. Cherries - I can over-indulge quite happily and suffer the consequences in reasonable silence.
    In November/December it was great visiting my parents in Young when they retired there in the late 1990s.The town was like a little UN village - full of o/seas backpacker fruit pickers who really lit up the town. Incredible to see how these young people fitted in to the local ways for the fruit picking season. Strangely two overseas countries were poorly to nil represented - England and the USA!!!!! ???
    Scandinavians, South Koreans and Canadians were the most prominent.
    Great to see - friendships made.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Funny you should say that about different nationalities other than our own...that's what we discovered in our travels in the outback roadhouses..

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  8. Margaret I love cherries they are delicious in my climate zone we have them in July

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    1. That's makes most of us loving cherries..you can make my mouth water come your July.

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  9. Yum on two counts - first the delicious cherries - 2nd the Chicken Fajita

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  10. Love.love.love Cherries. Your lunch looks heavenly! Yum!

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    1. Was delicious the lunch.
      Join the clan loving cherries Cheryl.

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  11. Oh I do love cherries! They're one of the things I miss the most living in the tropics. They're so expensive over here.

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    1. Oh gosh, that makes it difficult if expensive as some things are in other countries, even our own sometimes..you will enjoy them more if you get nice cheaper ones sometime.

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  12. Cherries are one of my favorite fruits. We had a cherry tree in our backyard in Brooklyn NY.

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    1. Seems to be most people's favourite. Wonder has that got something to do with only being able to get them in Summer - many other fruits can be bought all year.

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  13. Cherries!! oh Yum! I love cherries. Haven't had any yet this year. I should get some soon. I really like the two cherries playground.

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  14. Another cheery fan here. When we lived in France we had two huge prolific cherry trees and even though the birds ate 70% of the ones (up high on the trees) we still ate more cherries than we ever have done before or since. I miss them. I also like Mexican food very much. Yum.

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  15. There is just something great about cherries :)
    Lucky the birds didn't take all the cherries..

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  16. I had never thought of cherries also being grown in Tasmania. They look and sound wonderful.

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    1. We have the climate, we grow many things on our island.

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  17. Jessica and Leo love cherries me I can take them or leave them Leo, however, can't get enough of them along with strawberries

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  18. I love cherries! Your photos are lovely, as always, Margaret. :) I also like strawberries and blueberries, too.

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    1. Thank you Linda.
      I haven't had blueberries for some reason..must try.

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  19. Those cherries look divine Margaret! We never used to see them in the shops here until a decade or so ago - now they are de rigeur for Christmas day. Of course I eat them on every other day possible too - I love them! What a pretty part of Tassie it is around there (was there years ago on a family holiday).
    I have also been scrolling back through your posts of the North-West and have really enjoyed your stunning photos. Embarrassed to say that I haven't been to that part of the state yet.

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    1. I'm still blogging about WA, be finished the State soon and will blog about SA. If I don't soon finish our holiday it will be time to leave on the next long holiday :)

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  20. I love, this fruit ,in Spain , we have very good production.

    Kisses

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  21. We love cherries and would love to visit a place like this! The cherry in the playground is so cute! We also love Mexican food. Blessings to you both this Christmas. I will be visiting my parents graves to place flowers this holiday too.

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    1. Well have a nice visit, as I believe we can, remember the wonderful things :) there are always great things to think about.
      Off to buy some more cherries this week..so we have some for Christmas day to share with our children, their wifes and their children.

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  22. I love cherries and I've been eating stacks of them lately...of course!

    I love all fruit and I eat lots and lots of it...every day. I always have.

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    1. If we don't eat the cherries when in season we miss out - happy eating them..
      You live in the right climate to be able to have more fresh fruit then we do, though we don't fair too bad down here.

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