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What Would You Do With a Case of Cherries?

By Carol Medeiros, July 4, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Carol Medeiros

Congratulations to Kati, Chantal, Rachel, Miriam & Rebecca! Thank you everyone who participated in this; your answers were alternately amusing, heartwarming and scrumptious! That’s right…a whole case of cherries! We’re giving away a case of cherries to five randomly selected winners and we want to know what you would do with a whole case of cherries. Now, you may ask, how much is a case? It’s a LOT.  Say, about 10 pounds. Enough to fill a kitchen sink. Make five cherry pies. Hold a cherry pit-spitting contest for the whole gang. Whatever you have in mind, it’s probably enough to make it happen…and more. So, get busy thinking about what you would do with a case of cherries and enter your comment below by July 14th. Stumped by the bounty? We shared our Best Cherry Recipes and some of our food blogger friends sent over their favorite cherry dishes as well. These are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Now, let us know what you would do with a case of cherries in the comments by July 14th and, who knows, you just might be lucky enough to win! Note: These are red Washington cherries and will be shipped directly to you from our farmer partners. Depending on availability and quality, they may be organic or conventional.

 

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Amy says ...
Oh yum! I was dreaming about a cherry and cream cheese coffee cake last night, and wishing I had some cherries to make it with!
07/04/2010 3:05:42 PM CDT
Lynette says ...
I would marinade a good bunch of them in vodka and place each one lovingly inside a cherry jello shot and have a party at my house.
07/04/2010 4:22:26 PM CDT
James McCormack says ...
If I had a case of cherries, I would very much enjoy some of them in their original jackets and not make a pie. I think the greatest pleasure would come with sharing them with family, friends, and especially the children in the summer camp that I help out at in Jersey City.
07/04/2010 5:16:21 PM CDT
Natasha says ...
I would probably eat most of them straight but I'd love to try some of the great recipes you've been posting for cherries lately.
07/04/2010 5:20:55 PM CDT
tara says ...
Cherry pie, cherry sorbet, cherry sauce, fruit pops and more!
07/04/2010 7:23:29 PM CDT
Sarah Sanders says ...
i would certainly start with a cherry pie. would have a few to just eat by the handful. I would use some to make a cherry chutney which is tantalizing. then it would be a huge debate to go with homemade cherry strudel, or black forest cherry cake, or even possibly cherry preserves. If there was any left over i would freeze them to enjoy later in the year.
07/04/2010 7:43:07 PM CDT
Arete says ...
10 pounds of cheeries is quite the mother mode. The first thing I'd do is make some Buckles, which were recently aired on Alton Brown's Good Eats. I just made one with blueberries as the recipe called for, but I'm certain cherries would make a good substitute. With that many cherries I'd consider making one for our work places and maybe one for us to enjoy with family. Secondly I'd clean, pit, and freeze 2 or 3 lbs worth, just as Alton probably would. Single layer on cookie sheets in the freezer. Once frozen place in bags. One more pound just cleaned and stemmed for snacking or (then pitted) mixed in with spinach/walnut for salad. I could also consider muffins/bread for a work snack after the buckles and maybe an interesting cherry-stuffing to accompany chicken for dinner. Cherries, Yum-Yum good!
07/04/2010 8:41:47 PM CDT
Felechia says ...
I would eat them all...one by one. :-) I love cherries! Unfortunately as a kid the most experience I had with cherries were on top of a hot fudge sundae. I did enjoy many other fruits such as blackberries, muscadines, and plums in my grandmother's backyard. I never really gave cherries a second thought until a co-worker introduced me to Rainier cherries a few years ago. Oh my! I was hooked! :-) I started looking forward to cherry season and trying different varieties. I honestly love eating them raw. No pie. No cake. No cookies. Just rinse and eat. :-) If I was selected to win a case of cherries I suppose I could share with family, friends and co-workers but as an only child I'm thinking of keeping them all to myself! Thanks!
07/04/2010 9:08:14 PM CDT
Caroline Owens says ...
I'm thinking I'd get my mother on board and take all those cherries to her house and try as many frozen treat recipes as possible and then have a big tasting with all my family members. We like to do that sort of thing and then vote for best and worst. Ideas: cherry chocolate chunk ice cream, cherry sorbet, cherry fruit pops, cherry ice cream cake.... Part of the fun would be looking up interesting recipes!
07/04/2010 11:35:11 PM CDT
Sarah G says ...
I would freeze them, so I can enjoy them in smoothies and pies all year around! (I'd probably keep enough out to make one pie right away. ;))
07/05/2010 6:28:27 AM CDT
M. Clarisa says ...
In most urban communities, it is easier to find fried chicken, potato chips and candy, than it is to find a fresh fruit stand. Additionally, cherries are not the most economical fruit available. I would share the case locally with families looking for a healthy snack and alternative to the junk foods so easily found in the community.
07/05/2010 8:41:46 AM CDT
Shannon Carmean says ...
I'm currently exploring the world of Raw Food and i'd love to have a whole case of cherries to experiment with. I'm convinced that with enough yummy trial and error, I can come up with a raw version of a Black Forrest Cake!
07/05/2010 9:45:51 AM CDT
Robert Woods says ...
I would share them with my neighbors and friends and enjoy the rest myself under a nice shade tree. I have smoked cherry's in my smoker and then put them into lemonade a very nice touch for the 4th of July ;)
07/05/2010 9:50:23 AM CDT
Aleksandra says ...
I would keep enough for my huge family and give the rest away so they can experience the feeling of the abundance of cherries like I did when I was growing up and my parents had a huge garden and a big cherry tree.
07/05/2010 10:02:19 AM CDT
Marilyn Beitler says ...
A case of cherries? I would make smokey chicken salad wraps with dried cherries, and dark chocolate cherry oatmeal cookies..
07/05/2010 10:24:33 AM CDT
Mary says ...
I would probably eat about 2 pounds right out of hand. The rest I would turn into cherry sorbet, pickled cherries for cocktails, and frozen cherries for use later in the year. Absolutely adore fresh cherries.
07/05/2010 10:39:17 AM CDT
Barbara Issak says ...
I'd use about 4 lbs to make 2 Cherry Pies for the family to enjoy, using our Grandma's recipe. Then, I'd clean and freeze another 4 lbs, so we can enjoy cherries months later. The best for last, we'd eat the remaining few lbs because we really like cherries. I'd like to try your cherry salmon recipe. Thanks!
07/05/2010 10:47:19 AM CDT
Mary Capps says ...
Lots of cherry smoothies - and mayhaps add some to a bottle of vodka for a homemade cherry kirsch!
07/05/2010 12:25:31 PM CDT
chanel says ...
eat them.
07/05/2010 12:26:05 PM CDT
Donna Rubright says ...
Make jam out of them!
07/05/2010 12:26:16 PM CDT
Cathy F. says ...
Divy it up between my friends then host a pot-luck with all different cherry-based recipes!
07/05/2010 12:26:19 PM CDT
AshleyLynne says ...
I would eat them! :) I never get to buy 'em cuz they are pretty expensive but I think a cherry is best eaten all by itself!
07/05/2010 12:26:22 PM CDT
Sandra Sego says ...
pies, pies, and more pies!
07/05/2010 12:26:27 PM CDT
Brian Twidt says ...
My family would eat some and make pies from them.
07/05/2010 12:26:39 PM CDT
Elizabeth Szmyr says ...
I wouldn't have them for long my son would steal them and eat them all!!
07/05/2010 12:26:45 PM CDT

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