There was an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday with some great tips:
- Look for cherries with the deepest, darkest hues
- Store in the refrigerator for up to five days
- You can freeze cherries by simply putting them in a ziplock. Didn't know that. Excellent!
Personally, I'm a sucker for fruit cobblers. So I think that's what I'm going to make. I found a recipe for Sweet Cherry and Apricot Cobbler that sounds delish. The Mill Valley farmer's market is every Tuesday. I hope I can find apricots. I know they'll have cherries.
I've never mastered pitting cherries. So before I make the cobbler I'm making a quick stop at Williams Sonoma for a cherry pitter. I've always wanted one, now I have the perfect excuse. Plus, it also pits olives. Love it!
I'll report on how the cobbler turned out later this week. The judging committee (Don and Elli) will be happy to tell me what they think!
Cherry photo from www.nwcherries.com
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