Housesitting, Good Friends, and Sour Cherry Pie

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August 19, 2011 by Ellen V

Eric and I have the honor this week and weekend of watching the house of some dear friends. They don’t live too far from us–just far enough to feel like we’re having a get away, not far enough that we can’t go check on our place, too. We love to retreat here to work, play, and enjoy one another’s company.

a cooling pie in Claudia and Sam's kitchen

Last night, we invited an old friend and a new friend over for a simple dinner at our get away. The best part? It gave me an opportunity to use our hand-plucked Door County tart cherries!

I used a very simple recipe from this summer’s favorite cookbook to make our Sour Cherry Pie. I couldn’t for the life of me find a rolling pin in someone else’s kitchen, so it was rustic looking, but still tasted great. The ingredients were simple and the prep was much easier than I expected.

I’m looking forward to leftovers tonight!

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