Thursday, May 21, 2015

Life is a Bowl of Red Cherries

One of my favorite foods in the whole wide world are cherries.  Usually cherries are so expensive to buy, but so worth it.  Right now the cherries are ripe and full.  They looked so juicy and red. I tried to walk by the cherry isle at the supermarket, but I couldn't.

California Red Cherries

Why eat cherries?  Cherries are so good for you.  They are said to help relieve the pain of arthritis and gout.  They are full of antioxidants and help contain the spread of cancer.  The antioxidants also help prevent premature aging.  Oxidative stress causes aging.  The antioxidants in cherries prevent oxidative stress.  Eat them to stay youthful.  Cherries have melatonin in them and help a person to get a good night's rest.  Cherries are so good for you that they help balance sodium and potassium to moderate a person's blood pressure.  Cherries are full of B vitamins and fiber that are great for weight loss.  Eat cherries to lose weight  So go ahead and indulge yourself.

Eat until your stomach is full.  Have raw cherries with a glass of your favorite Chardonnay.  Even if you follow a strict vegan diet, there are no dietary rules broken indulging in cherries.  The only problem with cherries is that you can never get enough of them.  Cherries spoil quickly so it's important to eat them as soon as possible.

What should we do with these cherries?  Cherries make the best desserts.  They make excellent cherry tarts,  cherry cobblers, cherry pies, cherry cheesecakes, cherry clafoutis and chocolate cherry ice cream.  I recently saw a recipe where cherries were used for a homemade cherry barbeque sauce.  The cherry barbeque sauce was used as a marinade for grilled skewers.  To preserve the cherries you can dry them. Dry cherries can be sealed away and saved for a snack for later.  Another possibility with cherries is canning them.  Canned  cherries will be still maintain their freshness for up to a year.  So if you can't decide what to do with your cherries right now, can them and then when the time comes, you have a stored supply of cherries.

I know what I'm going to do with these cherries.  I'm going to eat them.  I'm not sharing either.  Nicole will have to fight me to get these.  They are really good.  So if you are feeling like you need a good snack, buy some cherries.  It will make your whole day much brighter.



  1. Cherries are my favorite too! Impossible to resist!


  2. I was trying to think of how I should cook the cherries, but in the meantime we ate them all... They were so good. Thank you for all of your comments. Next time I will have to make something great.

  3. Oh man, I love cherries so much. One of my favorite rare treats! It's always good when a healthy thing is a favorite indulgence.


  4. Thank you, Elizabeth. Cherries are my favorite.


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