Sunday, June 15, 2008
No cherries this year...
I’ve been waiting for the local cherry crop to appear so I could make panna cotta with cherry compote. I discovered last week, however, that our April snowstorm and a lack of pollination by Oregon bees have destroyed the local cherry crop. (The peach crop, too!) Since making this dessert is a rite of summer for me, I finally went to the store and purchased California cherries, not as sweet as the homegrown ones, but better than none at all.
I'm pleased with the way these cherries turned out. There is a bit of sparkle about them which I like.
Watercolor on Fabriano artistico 140 CP.