July is cherry month! Cherries are one of my favorite fruits, but I haven’t done much experimenting with them in the way of recipes. With sweet cherries I usually eat the whole lot before I can even think of making a recipe with them. And with sour cherries, pie is my go-to way to use them up. Sour cherry pie is just so good, it’s hard to make anything else!
This is kind of an odd year for cherries given that the crazy spring weather in Michigan destroyed most of their crop. I actually tried to snag a few at Stover’s farm in Berrien Springs, MI yesterday, but no luck. Not only were there none left on the trees, but they didn’t even have any available for purchase! I did see some at the farmer’s market this past Saturday though, so I am confident I’ll be able to get my cherry fix in some way.
Take a look at our cherry link page for recipe ideas, and to share your own! We also have the zucchini and blueberry links from July 2011 for you to view and add to. Summer is here and produce is a plenty, so don’t be shy about joining in the fun!