6.04.2010

{companions} & {in the glass} a bowl full of cherries

fresh cherry pico & cherry limeade! by ann west


I remember when my mother would buy cherries. It was such a treat. I would just sit in front of that bowl... figuring out just the best way to de-pit the cherry... and nearly make myself sick they were so good!



There are soooo many ways to enjoy cherries. Here are two easy fun ways to enjoy the fresh cherries of this season!

fresh cherry pico...



I don't really have any tips for pitting cherries... but I love the color my fingers turn. I have a hard time resisting tasting as I go. But try to... because the end result is worth the wait. The perfect blend of heat and sweet!

fresh cherry pico by ann west

a handful of ripe delicious red bing cherries - pitted and chopped
1/2 small red onion
1 jalapeno - deseeded and chopped fine
1 handful cilantro chopped fine
1 lime

Mix all of the ingredients and squeeze the lime over and toss. We liked this best on our fish tacos or plain with chips. I also thought it would be fun right over a little cream cheese with some crackers for a quick app. enjoy!


fresh cherry limade (for Claire) by ann west


My daughter, like me loves a good cherry limeade. The sweet mixed with the tart... all of those bubbles... its just a fun drink. And since in Dallas it is going to be over 100 degrees rather refreshing too!


fresh limeade by ann west

1-2 limes cut into wedges
1 small handful of cherries - pitted
1-2 tbls sugar
ice
seltzer water or club soda

Muddle the cherries with the sugar and squeeze the limes over. Add ice to the top of the glass and fill with seltzer. Stir. Sit back relax and be cherry refreshed! enjoy.

cherrio!



6 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

good morning...this post makes me want to run out and buy cherries...it's so wonderfully fresh! LOVE all the photos!!!
HUGS
Char

Char said...

oh now i know what to do with the cherries left in my fridge ... cherry limeade here i come

drollgirl said...

you are killing me! i love cherries! i wish i had a bag full right now!

and these are really super ways to work with cherries. i can't wait to try them!

KristenB said...

YUM!!!!!!

amy said...

c looks so 1940's beautiful in these photos!
amy

Torie Jayne said...

I must make some of your cherry lemonade, I love cherries! Have a sweet day!