Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Find ~ Recipe! Finding Something Good To Do With WAAAYYY Too Many Cherries

I was shopping with my daughter the other day, which is always a nice treat for me to have her help me at a task I do not love. She thinks of things we need that didn't make the list, she is great company. An added bonus is that sometimes we plan dinners together while shopping which is also a huge treat for me because planning dinners is more often stressful than enjoyable for me.

But sometimes I question what she puts in the cart. Like the other day, when she brought a bag of cherries to the cart. I said, "Don't we still have some of those in the fridge? I just bought some the last time I was here!" She said, "I don't know...I think we ate those...". Yes, she kinda trailed off while saying this, giving me the feeling she really had no idea, but didn't want to take the chance that we might be out because she really wanted them. So I gave in, and a big bag of cherries we bought.

We got home, I go to put the cherries in the drawer in the fridge, and lo and behold there was the (full) bag of cherries I bought the previous trip to the store, still good, untouched. (I knew I should have listened to my inner voice telling me I was right, we had cherries...I call this my witchy self, the self who knows things without really knowing them)

So now we have a boatload of cherries. What to do with them???

Cherry Bread
I couldn't wait to try it before taking a picture....

(like banana bread but with cherries)
((you may remember my previous attempt at mixing up banana bread with apples....))

First 3 ingredients in a separate bowl,
then 'sculpted' with the measuring spoon
by me helper (my son)
This is a milk and butter free recipe, as my hubby can't have these items. 

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups pitted cut up cherries (we cut them in quarters)
2 eggs
2/3 cup sugar

Bread Pan - floured if glass or metal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl, set aside.

Add to a separate bowl the cherries, and mash a bit with a potato masher. (we left plenty of chunks)

Add the eggs and sugar to the cherries and mix. 

Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just blended, over-mixing may make the bread tough.

Pour into bread pan and bake for 1 hour. Check with knife for doneness (if knife is fairly clean, done, if not put in for another 2-4 minutes.)

When I went to take a picture of the finished loaf,
this is what I found. It was still warm.

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