Monday, August 1, 2011

Cherries Rock!

These sweet red gems are an awesome summer treat and they can be yours for a limited time only!  According to the cherry experts at, cherries are full of great stuff that helps with pain management and has anti-inflammatory properties - yadda yadda - they're just good!

We are nearing the end of cherry season here in North America which only lasts from June to mid-August.  Right now many supermarkets have cherries for about $1.99 a pound.

When my kids were younger, I was afraid to let them eat a cherry with the pit in it (always be watchful for choking hazards, even when pit is removed), so I invested in one of these bad boys...

Product Details
The OXO Good Grips Cherry and Olive Pitter which retails for about $10 - 12 at Bed Bath and Beyond, Amazon, and other retailers.  It removes the pit cleanly with a little leverage and is kinda fun to do!  Now that they are older, my kids like to do it themselves. 

Tip #1 - Wear an apron while pitting or you will get some splatter and may look like a victim on CSI. 
Tip #2 - Only pit what you will eat immediately as they go bad super fast in the fridge after pit is removed.

All in all - fresh summer fruit, really yummy, and good for you!  Family Approved!

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