i literally gasped out loud when i saw a robust display of ripe cherries...
it was instantaneous love.
i pulled out my phone and snapped a few pictures.
an older woman with long silvery hair and tiny spectacles was standing next to me and said, "are you taking pictures of the cherries?"
"yes," i said...
she considered my answer for a moment, and then asked, "why?"
"because they're gorgeous," i said, without hesitation.
and she smiled.
i grew up with a cherry tree in my backyard, and i have always found them to be a thing of sheer beauty...
i'm thrilled that it's time to pull out my cherry recipes. perhaps a clafoutis, or cherry brown butter bars, or even just a traditional pie. my mother made a cherry pie so good that my dad used to sing a sweet, silly song about it.
do you have any special cherry recipes to send my way?