Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer baking

I couldn't resist buying an enormous tub of cherries at the supermarket last week, more cherries than even my cherry-loving children could consume, so we decided to use up all those extras in a cobbler.

One problem:  a ton of cherries to pit and no pitter.  SO we used my best friend Google to figure out how remove those pesky stones sans pitter, and discovered this fantastic method:

Center cherry over (empty) beer bottle, poke hard plastic straw down, the pit falls into the bottle.  Easy!!
 This worked amazingly well, though the cherries have to be ripe and the straw hard plastic.  We did about 4 cups of cherries in maybe 10-15 minutes.  The kids thought it was really fun, and it minimized the mess since the cherry pits all fell right into the bottle.  Of course, environmental guilt forced me to painstakingly shake all the pits out of the bottle so it could still be recycled.  But if you skipped that step, then this method is really fast.  I love Google.

Here's the finished cobbler:

With ice cream on top, of course!
Warm cherry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream?  It doesn't get any better than that!


  1. Only you, the Googling Queen!!

  2. Google is the best, no doubt about it. Now that I think about it, I even found you on Google!