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  1. Chicken Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese Dressing

    July 11, 2012 by betsy

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    I usually use cherries for snacking or baked goods, so I wanted to find some recipes with a savory application.  This is a nice, simple recipe that lets the flavor of fresh cherries really shine through.  The sweet, red cherries pair really nicely with the goat cheese dressing.  This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but unique enough to impress company.  It makes a great summer meal!

    Don’t forget to check out other cherry recipes and share your own on our cherry page!

    Chicken Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese Dressing,

    adapted from Martha Stewart, serves 4

    • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt
    • 1/2 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese (2 ounces)
    • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
    • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
    • 1/2 pound (2 cups) Bing cherries, pitted and halved
    • 1/4 cup walnut pieces

    In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, goat cheese, chives, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.

    Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook until opaque throughout, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Thinly slice chicken crosswise.

    Divide lettuce among four plates; top with chicken, cherries, and walnuts. Serve salad with dressing alongside.


  2. July is Cherry Month!

    July 3, 2012 by betsy

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    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!