What’s In Season? Cherries

Cherry Season!

Well, it’s cherry season! While I’m absolutely in love with the Rainier cherry – those unique little yellow and red orbs – I’m starting to have a new crush on the super-sweet Bing Cherries coming out of Washington. Of course, right now as I’m typing this to you and need to know the exact name of those Super-Sweets, I cannot recall it so…I’ll get back to you on that one.


Five little cherries...

My favorite way to serve cherries is right out of a bowl. For meals I’ll just stick a bowl on the table with a ramekin next to it for pits and stems and for the “littler” guys I always have “Charlie” handy.

Cherries Jubilee!!

If I was going to stray from the bowl of cherries and actually make something with them, the following recipes would serve as inspiration.
Chocolate Cherry Clafoutis
Cherry Jam
Grilled Peaches, Poached Cherries and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

And I can say that I have made Julia Child’s Cherry Clafouti to rave reviews.

Happy Pitting!!

All original text and photographs copyright: Carrie Minns 2009-2011


  1. We are going cherry picking this weekend. My mind has been swirling with all the wonderful things to make. Like you, our favorite way to eat them is straight out of the bowl.

  2. How fun! You'll have to let me know if you discover a new way to eat them that goes beyond the bowl. 🙂

  3. Good Golly you are ahead of us with your fruit season. I just picked strawberries this week. Your pictures are as always gorgeous!

  4. Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) says:

    Sometimes the very most refreshing way to enjoy fruit is unadorned. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Sheila – Thanks darling! What are you doing with those strawberries of yours?

    Rivki – Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Mary Bowman says:

    I have an absolutely scrumptious cherry “cake” recipe which is Italian. My mother handwrote it and passed it on to me from her Italian neighbor. It’s called a torta di ciliege (or something like that.) I’ll send it your way if you let me know how to do so, and if it is something in which you are interested.