6.12.2012

No Fuss


First, try not to gasp when you see the total price at the checkout.  Second, breathe deeply upon hearing the cost and take them home with careful consideration for you just purchased treasure.

The first thing I do with these sweet little gems upon arriving home is rinse them in a colander.  I leave them in the sink to drip dry and feel giddy each time I walk by and see beads of water laughing on their skin.  And is their color not one of the richest, most beautiful hues ever?

After they've dried a bit I transfer them to a bowl and place them in the refrigerator.  I eat one (or two).  In my home there is only one way I serve fresh cherries.  Ice cold.  I do not fold them into buttery, flaky tart dough.  I do not bathe them in anything creamy.  Simply, I like them plain and sunkissed and cold. 

When the time comes, I bring the bowl full out to the front porch.  My pirate family quickly shows up ready to devour the loot.  As simple as my preparation is my method of eating them.  Outside on the porch is a must with absolutely no fuss.

Tossing your best manners to the side, spit the seeds, throw the stems, lick the juice from the sides of your mouth; life's sweet sweet nectar.  And laugh, tell a story, hum a tune, tap your foot, kiss a beloved on their cheek.

By now you will realize that it was tolerable to pay a small fortune for one of life's sweetest treasures.

14 comments :

  1. a small fortune indeed! i bought some yesterday and almost hyperventilated seeing the price at checkout. they're already gone but they were soooo good.

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  2. Katie, I just love this!! The visual you paint with your words leaves me speechless. Happy summer, friend...xo

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  3. So worth it. Reading this little statement of life's poetic simple moments makes me smile. The way you eat your cherries is the way I eat raspberries. Ever tried a white raspberry? I'd pay ten dollars a pint for those. But, I might not share.

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    1. Come to think of it, I do not think I've ever had white raspberries. I'll be on the lookout.

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  4. AnonymousJune 12, 2012

    Katie - a little relief perhaps? Sunflower Market - beginning Wednesday, June 13th for a whole week they are $1.47/lb! A good reason to over buy!!! ~Jane

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    1. I just might have to make a Sunflower run. :) Thanks, Jane!

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  5. They definitely are one of life's sweetest treasures. My girls always beg for them, but my are they pricey! Love your blog and your posts are always beautiful! :)

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  6. We need cherry trees. Period.
    I have one blueberry bush and I'm hoping that will help me save a few bucks eventually. Blueberry's are also so darn expensive!
    I buy bunches of Summer fruit and just do what you said: try not to think about the cost and just enjoy!
    XO
    C

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  7. Say Amen to that! I love cherries and raspberries just that way!

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  8. Katie! I'm behind on reading your blog, but somehow still on the same page. Our cherry tree produces tons of tiny, tart cherries. I pitted a whole bunch of them and they're sitting in the fridge. More than once I've thought, "Katie would know what to do with these..." I'll have to bring you some so you can experiment and adventure - they're free, after all!

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    1. Lash, I'll make us some jam. :)

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  9. I can't decide which is my favorite summer fruit - cherries or apricots. I eat them both in abundance and never feel guilty...all that's available in the winter are apples, oranges and pears...blah.

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  10. And here (in France), they have them dripping off the trees for any passerby to pluck!!! Seems unfair doesn't it? But I agree with your delicious words, they are worth every penny :).
    xo

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