What to Eat Now: Cherries!

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What to Eat Now: Cherries!  They’re here today, they’ll be gone tomorrow, so make the most of these luscious little gems with these easy cherry recipes.

Girl in a polka dot dress holding a bowl of fresh cherries

It happens to all of us…we see gorgeous piles of (cheap!) seasonal produce at the farmers market or grocery store but we hesitate because we’re not sure what to do with it all.  But he who hesitates is lost when it comes to fresh summer cherries, so load up those carts and let’s get cooking ~


Fresh Cherry Lemonade Popsicles

~ I dare you to find something more refreshing, these popsicles are bursting with fresh fruit flavor.Cherry Lemonade Bars --- one of the joys of summer! | theviewfromgreatisland.com


Sweet Cherry Almond Bars

~ when you’re done gorging on fresh cherries, bake them up into these juicy almond bars.  Almonds, almond meal, and almond extract make this a cherry and almond lover’s dream.

Sweet Cherry Almond Bars are bursting with juicy cherries in a buttery crumble crust | theviewfromgreatisland.com



Whitefish with Cherry Salsa

~ one bite and you’ll wonder why you never thought of this!

Grilled Whitefish with cherry jalapeño salsa



Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Soda ~ Katie at the Kitchen Door

~ this luscious cocktail starts with a bright homemade cherry soda, which would be delicious on its own.

What to Eat Now: Cherries! Cherry Cocktail



Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Cherry Compote ~ The Beach House Kitchen

~ don’t know about you, but I’d leap out of bed for these.

What to Eat Now: Cherries ~ Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Cherry Compote



Cherry Salad with Quinoa and Fennel ~ Naturally Ella

~ the sweet and savory combination is delicious.

What to Eat Now: Cherries! Cherry Quinoa Bowl



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Spiced Cocktail Cherries

~ these spiced cherries are so good you’ll want to snack on them without the booze!

Spiced Cocktail Cherries in a mason jar



Cherry Gazpacho ~ Williams Sonoma

~ cherries are paired with tomatoes in this rustic Spanish soup.

What to eat now: Cherries!



Roasted Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches ~ The Bojon Gourmet

~ the cherries for the ice cream are first roasted in sugar and bourbon, and the fudgey brownie cookies are gluten free.

What to Eat Now: Cherries! Roasted Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches



Cherry Smoothie ~ Dinner at the Zoo

~ that color!!

What to Eat Now: Cherries ~ Cherry Smoothie


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    August 15, 2018 at 3:58 am

    I made the Cerry Almond Bars and they never congealed. It was a soupy mess. But it was so delicious!! The recipe is great!! Did I use too much fruit maybe?? I want to try again!!

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      June 4, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      Hey Lynn ~ it sounds like your cherries were very juicy. The cornstarch should take care of thickening them. Maybe use a touch more next time.

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    July 30, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    There’s nothing better than summer cherries, what a delicious round up!

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    Liz Peters, Sweetness Squared
    July 29, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Just have to tell you, I own a home-baking business, with a stall at a local Farmers market here in Vancouver. I made your Cherry Almond bars to sell at last week’s market, and were they ever a hit! Completely sold out, and people were looking for them again this week. I think they will become part of our regular rotation for sure!

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      July 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      This is so great, Vancouver is such a fabulous place and I’m thrilled to be a small part of the ‘foodie’ scene!!

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    July 29, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Wow! Who would’ve known you can do so many awesome things with cherries. I don’t think I would like them in a salad but I would definitely have them in a smoothie. Or that Cherry Chocolate Bourbon Soda! I’ve never had one before

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    July 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    So excited about all the gorgeous cherries! A fabulous group of recipes Sue! Thanks so much for including mine!

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    July 29, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I bought a litre of pure cherry juice from an organic cherry farm. Do you have any suggestions on how I might use this? thanks.

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    Lynn A
    July 29, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I have a confession to make. I made your cherry salsa and fish recipe and it was, as promised amazingly delicious! The next day, I wanted to make a sandwich with some leftover shredded pork roast. As I was getting the pork from the fridge, I spied the little container of leftover cherry salsa. I thought, ‘why not?’ and spooned the salsa on top of the pork. OMG! The rich pork and tart, spicy cherry salsa was a marriage made in heaven! I love it when a recipe turns into a doubleheader! Keep those wonderful recipes coming and I’ll try to keep up! 🙂

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      July 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      That’s a great idea, Lynn, in fact my husband really wanted me to do the cherry salsa with pork instead of fish, I guess he was on to something…now I’ve got to go make another batch of salsa so I can try it 😉

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 29, 2018 at 4:07 am

    I have cherries in my fridge now and see so many wonderful recipes to try. Love produce this time of year!