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.
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.
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
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.
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