Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Simple Pleasure of Summer




Cherries are one of the best simple pleasures of summer.


Fat, deep burgundy, juicy circles of yummy goodness, cherries need absolutely no embellishment.


Their delicious taste is reminiscent of the hot and sultry days of summer. Crunching into one of them, juice dribbling onto one's fingers, is delightful. (They could probably be used to make ruby lips for some young lover, too.)

Tucked into a picnic basket, they are perfect for nibbling and much less fattening than potato chips or sweet desserts like fudge or nut-studded brownies.

Put them on a glass serving plate and set it on a crocheted doily and the cherries become fit to serve royalty.

 Of course, cherries taste great as turnovers inside a flaky crust or on a three-inch high slab of New York cheesecake, too. 


Cherries jubilee, which literally goes up in flames, can be a real eye-opener among guests at the table. It will be a dessert they will never forget.  But just plain cherries, ripe and sweet, taste just as good.



Today, we are joining Dayle from A Collection of This and That, for her weekly party on Simple Pleasures.

Drop by her blog and see what other people consider summer's delights.






EVEN IF YOU DON'T JOIN THE PARTY, THINK ABOUT WHAT A SIMPLE SUMMER PLEASURE IS FOR YOU. 

SHARE IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION, IF YOU WANT TO AS WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

16 comments:

Kathy said...

Yum, Love cherries - definitely a simple pleasure!
Kathy

Gayle said...

My favorite fruit. I can eat a whole pound without stopping. :-)

Chatty Crone said...

I love cherries - just love them - and they are good for you too - a win win situation.

diane stetson said...

I also LOVE cherries..just had a bunch at an outdoor concert the other night...heavenly. Another summer fruit I love are raspberries...straight from the vine...divine!

Rose Petal Hollow said...

I love cherries, one of my faves. I hope they come down in price soon so I can enjoy them.
MaryAnn

Bookie said...

You are so right, sweet cherries are just right as they are-a mouthful of summer.

Terri Tiffany said...

I am enjoying sweet corn! I love the taste of it this year:) I don't eat cherries but your pictures are yummie.

Linda O'Connell said...

We have been pigging out on all of summer's fresh bounty...and a few chocolate mint cookies. Cherries and peaches, my favorites.

LIFE as we KNOW IT. said...

I love cherries, one of my favourite fruits. I love it when they go on sale - one of life's simple pleasures!

Gayle said...

I can't wait till they hit a lower price and we can have them on our kitchen table every day! They bring them from Yakima and sell them by the side of the road at a great price. This year I may make some kind of cherry jam.

sarah said...

Total yum. Cherries...the best and your picture makes them look even yummier

Dayle said...

Love, love cherries! You've described them perfectly, Susan. As always, lovely to see you at the Simple Pleasures gathering.

Kay K said...

Your post of Cherries bought back great memories of my childhood sitting in a cherry tree eating the cherries right from the tree .
I too love Cherries thanks for sharing

Ann Best said...

Gorgeous photos of a fruit I ironically just finished eating some of. I love cherries, especially those from my childhood--my grandfather's orchards--that were the sweetest I've ever tasted.

I saw your comment at Terri Tiffany's and came over to meet you.
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Mave said...

You have described those cherries so temptingly. We have to wait till around Christmas time to have them. In fact people have them as a Christmas tradition here in south Australia. Mave

Sue said...

Yes, cherries are so nice. We get them around Christmas time here in Australia ... that's our summertime.

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