A Sticky Situation

Reflecting on the year: This year is drawing to a close and as part of a retrospective look on the year I am finishing and publishing several blog posts that at one point I started and never completed. Here is one about making syrups this summer.

Its summer and this means it is the best time to go to a farmer’s market and get a large amount of fresh local produce. This being Washington the thing to get is cherries

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A bountiful harvest!

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Removing the pits from all the cherries

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Ready to be processed

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Into the pot

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Add sugar and water

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Cherry strawberry and raspberry syrups going all at once

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Straining to get the final product

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Ready to be enjoyed

Lake Twentytwo

This weekend I did my first hike of the season to the beautiful Lake Twentytwo. There was still some snow on Mt. Pilchuck and the waters of the lake were clear and ice cold. Overall a very nice hike.

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Lake Twentytwo