Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Well, now my craving was not abated so I uncovered a can of cherry pie filling that had been shoved to the back of the pantry and made the squares anyhow. And you know what? They tasted just as good as they do when I make the filling from scratch. And a lot less dithering with pitting cherries to boot! BTW, Montmorency Squares are simply a pie crust fitted into a small rectangular pan with a layer of cherry pie filling, then another layer of pie crust,baked at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Then glazed with a nice almond flavored icing.
Also spent a good amount of the last couple of days picking and shelling peas. I had a huge trayfull dried and was certain the were dry when I placed them in the jar, but just to be certain I left the lid off. After a couple of days I put the lid on and thought no more about it. I glanced over to the jar as I passed it and noticed that the jar was covered in mold. In just one hour! The humidity has been ghastly lately. All those lovely peas wasted! All that time! Well, you live and you learn. Glad I canned some of them.
Here's a closer look at the bouquet. All the flowers were growing in the hedgerow. I never can bring myself to pick flowers that I plant. But I'm always blessed with some of the prettiest orphans.