A musical harvest

The fruits of summertime are here for such a brief time. It’s important to take advantage. I’ve been busy by making cherry clafouis, pear tarts, pumpkin scones, and saskatoon pie.

And of course, I’ve had appropriate music in the background while baking.

Broken down by fruit variety…

CHERRY

Neil Diamond – Cherry, Cherry

The Mills Brothers and Louis Armstrong – Cherry

Bee Gees – Cherry Red

Foghat – Wild Cherry

Lita Ford – Cherry Red

Billy Joe Royal – Cherry Hill Park 

The Runaways – Cherry Bomb

 

BLUEBERRY

Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill

Prefab Sprout – Blueberry Pies

Ocean Colour Scene – Huckleberry Grove (if you wonder about this one, it’s because huckleberries and blueberries both grow wild in Alberta and they look really similar)

 

APPLE

O. C. Smith – Little green apples

Dionne Warwick – As Long As There’s An Apple Tree

The Andrews Sisters – Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Connie Francis – I’ll Be With You in Apple Blossom Time

 

PEAR

The Secret Sisters – Do You Love An Apple, Do you Love a Pear

 

LEMON

Led Zeppelin – The Lemon Song 

Peter, Paul and Mary – Lemon Tree   

 

RASPBERRY

Prince – Raspberry Beret

Carole King – Raspberry Jam

 

STRAWBERRY

The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever

The Collectors – Grass and Wild Strawberries

Brothers Johnson – Strawberry Letter 23

Coldplay – Strawberry Swing

 

PUMPKIN

Jay & The Techniques – Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie

Crash Test Dummies – The ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead

 

GOOSEBERRY

Seancara – The Gooseberry Bush

 

FIG

Bunny Wailer – Fig Tree

Peter Frampton – Fig Tree Bay

Scott Joplin – Fig Leaf Rag

 

 

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