A few weeks ago, I received an email that excited my whole family, “Cherries were ready to be picked!” The professional pickers had already been through a friend's orchard and she was generously inviting us to show up with bags in hand, sunscreen applied and our heads fitted with hats, to provide a bit of personal shade.
We were amazed by how wonderful the cherries were this year, amazingly sweet and perfectly firm! We lugged our filled bags home an hour or so later, ready to clean, pit and freeze our bounty. Ripe cherries are one of the foods that make me pause to appreciate the gifts that nature offers, with a flavor experience that blows the doors off any processed sweet treat on the market.
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