Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries: Laugh, Love and Eat Pie

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The roots of the “Life is just a bowl of cherries” proverb go back to a song from the 1930’s of the same name with the opening lyric: ” Life is just a bowl of cherries; Don’t make it serious; Life’s too mysterious.” A good reminder for me during peak cherry season — to remember to stop, savor and enjoy the cherries– especially when they are transformed into pie form.

Cherries, especially during this peak summer season, remind us to step back and relish the moment — something I definitely need reminding of as I continually journey toward eating more consciously and sustainably. Fresh sour cherries are here — then they’re gone till next year. Relax, eat and enjoy. This recipe blends sour cream with the tart bite of sour cherries, resulting in a creamy juxtaposition of flavors. Best eaten cold and within a day of baking.

Sour Cream Cherry Pie


1 unbaked pie crust


2 c. fresh sour cherries (pitted)

1 c. sugar

2 T. flour

1 . sour cream

1 egg, beaten

1/2 t. vanilla

1/4 t. salt


1 t. cinammon

3/4 c. flour

1/2 c. sugar

1/3 c. butter


Mix sugar, flour sour cream, egg, vanilla and salt Beat until smooth. Mix in cherries and pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Decrease temperature to 325 degrees and bake another 30 minutes. For topping, stir together cinnamon, flour and sugar. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Sprinkle topping on top of pit and bake 20 minutes more at 325 degrees.

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  1. Every brand is trying to produce something organic. The latest news from Istanbul,Turkey is “Organic Raki”. Raki is traditional alcoholic drink of Turkish culture and isn’t it kinda weird a hard drink to be organic? Just wanted to learn about your idea.

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