What an amazing year for cherries and raspberries. Our cherry tree actually gave us some sweet tasty fruits, not the sour ones we’ve had in previous years, but our friends and neighbours trees are something else, just laden with fruit. Help yourself they said, but our bowlful didn’t even scratch the surface. However lovely they are, you then have the job of de-stoning them which a messy and time consuming job, so however tempting it is to pick some more, I’m not sure I fancy anymore de-stoning. Now raspberries are much easier to deal with, pick, wash and freeze, simple. So far I’ve given away 2 bowlfuls, frozen about 15 kilos, made jam, smoothies, clafoutis, sorbet, crumble, raspberry betty, eaten them with ice-cream and yoghurt and they are still coming. I forgot to stir the sorbet and it was like a brick, so had to turn it out and bash it with a rolling pin, but its easier to eat now.