If you draw a 100km radius around Young NSW you have an area holding 2million sheep.
It is the "Cherry Capital of Australia".
The cherry festival is held the first week in December every year.
Above is a collage of some of the signs in the area. They were taken from the car with my phone but I was trying to capture the art form that they are within themselves.
Some are decades old and some are owner made.
Every year I post about cherries and I always find it an exciting time. I have some waiting in the fridge right now for bottling. One of the doctors at work has been enjoying my bottled cherries from last season with a dollop of vanilla yoghurt on top for afternoon tea. So refreshing and nutritionally packed for boosting him on till a late finish at 7.30pm.
My bottled cherries come in handy often for one of my favourite recipes of Moroccan Meatballs in Cherry Sauce, a dish using lots of cinnamon and cumin.
Here is another recipe I have found in my "Mrs Beeton's Cookery and Household Management" book.
Some of my favourite things that
Cherries Go With......
Orange juice and rind