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It's cherry season, bitches!

Have you indulged yet?

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by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 12:51 PM

It's a always cherry season. And...no comment.

by Anonymousreply 106/08/2021

Yes! Had a bowl of Raniers this morning. Love this time of year.

by Anonymousreply 206/08/2021

Love those sweet ruby orbs...

by Anonymousreply 306/08/2021

I can tie a cherry stem in a knot using only my tongue.

by Anonymousreply 406/08/2021

I like eating them with fresh mozzarella and either pistachios or walnuts.

by Anonymousreply 506/08/2021

We're still getting the meh ones from California in DC, along with flavorless corn from Florida.

by Anonymousreply 606/08/2021

I’m waiting. I usually binge when they’re on sale and then don’t want any until next season.

I do the same with whole corn and tomatoes in August.

by Anonymousreply 706/08/2021

Yeah, I don't think the really good cherries are available until early July. The ones I've bought recently taste pretty blah and aren't a great price.

by Anonymousreply 806/08/2021

I bought cherries at Rewe last week. Me and my mother liked them.

by Anonymousreply 906/08/2021

I got some cherries at Edgewater Produce. They were delicious! I love that little store.

by Anonymousreply 1006/08/2021

R9 German cherries are different from American cherries. American cherries are sweet and bursting with flavor. German cherries taste like pain and humiliation.

by Anonymousreply 1106/08/2021

I usually wait until our local cherries are available, which isn't for another month, but I bought a bag of California cherries yesterday just because they looked so good.

by Anonymousreply 1206/08/2021

Use the mediocre cherries for baking (i.e. clafoutis).

by Anonymousreply 1306/08/2021

I just got back from the store and almost bought cherries but I’m on a low carb diet, so I didn’t (plus I’d rather splurge on booze if I’m gonna cheat) however, last year I made a cherry clafoutis recommended here on the annual cherry season thread and it was great 😊 🍒

by Anonymousreply 1406/08/2021

R13 Could’ve been you I got the recommendation from!

by Anonymousreply 1506/08/2021

Yes, bought 4 lbs. of the dark red cherries from Costco. I think they're from Washington state, but not sure.

They were sweet, delicious, but a little bit small in size. However, IMO, we're not yet at peak season. Peak will be in a couple more weeks. I like when the cherries are huger.

by Anonymousreply 1606/08/2021

Yes, I’ve bought them twice already in the last few weeks. They were pretty decent. It’s always a risk until July, when it’s cherry season.

by Anonymousreply 1706/08/2021

Yes, I love them and I’ve been eating bags and bags of delicious cherries. Which state has the best ones?

by Anonymousreply 1806/08/2021

I just put a cherry cobbler in the oven. My cherry pitter broke halfway through pitting, so the final 3 cups were a PITA. Bing cherries aren't ideal for cobbler, but I needed to use up the big bag I bought the other day.

by Anonymousreply 1906/08/2021

No...but I really should put "fight disease" higher on my to-do list.

by Anonymousreply 2006/08/2021

I bought some last week. Delicious! I pit them and stir them into plain low-fat yogurt with some sliced almonds.

by Anonymousreply 2106/08/2021

They're wreaking havoc on my teeth sensitivity, though. Had to start using Sensodyne toothpaste.

by Anonymousreply 2206/08/2021

I would K-I-L-L kill to find sour cherries in California. (Apparently, they do show up -- rarely -- at farmers markets, but you have to hit the right week, as a vendor will have them one week and then not again for the rest of the season.) Sour Cherry Pie is THE BEST.

by Anonymousreply 2306/08/2021

[quote] Yes, I love them and I’ve been eating bags and bags of delicious cherries. Which state has the best ones?

Maybe Washington.

by Anonymousreply 2406/08/2021

Michigan is known for its cherries. Google for sour cherries to make pies.

by Anonymousreply 2506/08/2021

Traverse City, Michigan is the site of the National Cherry Festival.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/08/2021

Sour cherries make the best jam. My family had two cherry trees that were part of an old fruit tree garden. One of them died and the other no longer provided cherries.

by Anonymousreply 2706/08/2021

OMG! I will send you this recipe that I wanted to bake some hours ago (but I will do it tomorrow, I think). It is from a site called KitchenFrau :P

It is the ONLY English recipe I found of a good German cake called Feuerwehrkuchen (Fire Brigade Cake). I always used sour cherries from a glass, use vanilla pudding powder, also use the cherry liquid. I also do not use the kirsch, but you can. The also use vanilla extract, which is an American thing.

Please make this cake. It is very good. For fat whores only!

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by Anonymousreply 2806/08/2021

I'm diabetic but still eat fresh cherries in low fat Greek yogurt and artificial sweetener.

It's a substitute for worse.

by Anonymousreply 2906/08/2021

Bing and Ranier cherries are my summer fave.

by Anonymousreply 3006/08/2021

I am diabetic too, but love my cherries.

by Anonymousreply 3106/08/2021

Cherries are fruits. Surely they can't be that bad to you?

by Anonymousreply 3206/08/2021

Fruits have sugar, some fruits have more sugar than others. For people with sugar issues, fruits ... still gotta be careful.

by Anonymousreply 3306/08/2021

I have been getting mine at Costco. I love this time of year.

by Anonymousreply 3406/08/2021

Summer fruits are the best. Cherries, watermelon, stone fruit, mangoes, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3506/08/2021

Yup! I have been waiting very impatiently for the cherries this year. Going to indulge every week if at all possible

by Anonymousreply 3606/08/2021

I picked up some cherries the other day at Costco. They were better than I expected, though a little expensive at around $4 a pound.

by Anonymousreply 3706/08/2021

$4 / lb. isn't that bad, IMO. If you consider that almost all of the fruit is edible (small stem and small pit). It takes minimal work to make it edible (wash and refrigerate). Plus, don't mean to get preachy, but it costs money to plant and harvest, etc. I hope the workers involved earned a decent wage.

And, it's fucking delicious and a summertime splurge.

by Anonymousreply 3806/08/2021

The cherries at Fresh Thyme make me nervous.

by Anonymousreply 3906/08/2021

Cherry-flavored anything is my favorite!

by Anonymousreply 4006/08/2021

It’s too early in the season for good cherries.

by Anonymousreply 4106/08/2021

[quote] It’s too early in the season for good cherries.

That's what I thought, but the ones I got from Costco were very good, just a little smaller than peak season.

by Anonymousreply 4206/08/2021

I sit cherries on the opening of empty water bottle then push the pit through the Cherry with a chop stick. Easy Peasy.

by Anonymousreply 4306/08/2021

Last week's reds from Northern California were weak.

I'm waiting for Rainiers. Which are exquisite.

by Anonymousreply 4406/08/2021

I eat them until I get sick. I probably buy six pounds a week.

by Anonymousreply 4506/08/2021

IMO, those Rainier cherries are lovely to look at, but don't taste better than the dark red cherries. The dark red cherries (bing, I guess) have a bit of tartness that balances things out.

by Anonymousreply 4606/08/2021

I pretty much eat cherries daily during June and July! Raniers are my favorite.

I will go around town to certain places because I know they get the good ones! Even if it is out of my way.

by Anonymousreply 4706/08/2021

Turkey is apparently the world's largest producer of cherries, and that area is where they are originally from.

by Anonymousreply 4806/09/2021

I've been bingeing on blueberries. I'm going to look for cherries at my QFC today. I can add 'cherries' to my list of things I like about Seattle. It will be #2.

by Anonymousreply 4906/09/2021

I bought the usual deep red cherries and the golden, with a tint of red, cherries at a local farm market. Delicious! I think the golden ones are a little sweeter.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Sunday at 12:12 AM

At the link is my favorite recipe using fresh cherries.

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by Anonymousreply 51Last Sunday at 12:42 AM

Funny you should mention them… I’m eating some as we speak

by Anonymousreply 52Last Sunday at 1:03 AM

Any season is good for a cherry

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by Anonymousreply 53Last Sunday at 1:32 AM

As a colitis sufferer, I don't partake and they don't really tempt me. The ones out here in Eastern Europe are super sweet and the sour cherries are popular in desserts.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Sunday at 2:45 AM

Rainier cherries are great now.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Sunday at 12:51 PM
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