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Win our Cherry Fest Basket

By Jennifer Cheng, June 30, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Jennifer Cheng
CONGRATULATIONS TO KEN MARSHALL OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI! People often use the catchphrase “Life is just a bowl of cherries” to mean that life is going well, but we don’t want to stop at just a bowl; we want to bring you a big basket full of cherry goodness! A yummy cherry pie—especially one spotted cooling on a windowsill—has come to signal summer and its sweet flavors, and this basket features all the ingredients you’ll need to bring your own very special cherry pie into fruition. This isn’t just (cherry) pie in the sky! Enter a comment by July 12th telling us about your favorite way to enjoy cherries and you’ll have a chance to win the Cherry Fest Basket filled with pie making supplies and other special cherry goodies. One winner will be selected at random to receive our Cherry Fest Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card for you to pick up other important Cherry Fest items like a few pounds of juicy cherries and some ice cream to serve your pie à la mode. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket:
  • 6 Washable Produce Bags
  • Good Grips 3.5" Paring Knife
  • Pie Server
  • 1 bag of Just Fruit Munchies (includes freeze-dried cherries, pineapples, raspberries, etc)
  • Santa Cruz Organic Cherry Lemonade
  • 2 Black Cherry Almond Clif Bars
  • 2 Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Kind Plus Bars
  • Whole Food Market Cherry Almond Bath Bomb
  • Celestial Seasonings Black Cherry Berry Herbal Tea
  • 365 Everyday Value Black Cherry Soda
  • Ceramic Pie Weights
  • 365 Everyday Value Vegan Cane Sugar
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic 100% Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • Ceramic Pie Tray
Do you love making cherry preserves? Adding cherries to salads? Baking cobblers? Tell us how you enjoy cherries by July 12th for a chance to win our Cherry Fest Basket. Enjoy this cherry season — three cheers for cherries! CONGRATULATIONS TO KEN MARSHALL OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI!




Erin says ...
I love eating cherries fresh from the Okanogan and having pit spitting contests!
07/08/2011 12:41:17 PM CDT
Jill says ...
I love cherries just so, in jam, and pastry!
07/07/2011 6:05:17 AM CDT
Tanya says ...
It's exciting when cherries are in season! Fresh cherries are just one of those special fruits we can't wait for! They are enticing to eat straight off the stem the moment they have been purchased! Not only are fresh cherries perfect for preserves, cobblers, pies and other wonderful goodies, but what child isn't delighted with a cherry on top of ice cream, or in a homemade "Shirley Temple" as a special treat? I just love cherries, the perfect snack and desert worth waiting for! Thanks to all who shared their stories and recipes! Have a great summer:)
07/05/2011 11:43:09 PM CDT
Carol says ...
Cherry and almond conserve -- so delicious on bread, toast, or ice cream!
07/06/2011 11:01:03 PM CDT
Tracee says ...
black cherry ice cream
07/06/2011 11:02:41 PM CDT
stella says ...
My husband has been craving a cherry pie, but I have been having a hard time finding cherry pie fillings that do not contain high fructose corn syrup, so I would love to try making one from scratch!
06/28/2011 2:22:30 PM CDT
Judy says ...
My favorite way to use fresh cherries is to just eat them! They have such a short season that one has to appreciate them while they are here. Of course, one can use frozen cherries (or freeze them yourself), and they're good when the fresh ones aren't available.
07/06/2011 9:38:06 AM CDT
Abbe Gail Gross says ...
I love cherries! Every year for my birthday (July 13th)I have chocolate cake with cherries in the cake and fresh cherry preserves in the middle with whipped cream frosting. Heaven!
07/04/2011 11:06:56 AM CDT
Nancy Arieta says ...
cherries are a bulk carb, eat them and you will indeed feel full and satisfied. cherries give a pleasant taste and a quality feeling in the mouth. cherries - get them, pick them from the trees before the birds get them all. don't wait,eat them ripe and dark red or even the yellow ones and those with a pink tinge. enjoy and savor each one from the stem-buy those with stems on and avoid those with the stems off, they can be on their way to spoiling with the stems off.
07/04/2011 11:12:22 AM CDT
Sandra DeSmedt says ...
While I do love a homemade cherry pie or cobbler, almost nothing beats fresh, juicy sweet cherries eaten raw ~ except perhaps chunks of fresh cherries stirred into vanilla Soy Delicious "ice cream" or homemade vanilla soy yogurt.
06/30/2011 4:22:30 AM CDT
Ginny says ...
I just love eating cherries...the more the merrier :-)
06/30/2011 3:58:54 AM CDT
Cath Fike says ...
homemade fresh cherry ice cream!!!
06/30/2011 4:00:28 AM CDT
Karen S says ...
I love serving cherries pitted, floating in an icy pitcher of Sangria.
06/30/2011 4:24:07 AM CDT
Dana Langer says ...
I love to share cherries with my children after a long day at camp.
07/06/2011 10:30:46 PM CDT
Ken says ...
I just love em fresh and ripe....tasty!
07/06/2011 10:32:46 PM CDT
Nikki Rosewag says ...
Cherries are my son's favorite treat! I love a cherry granita. Mmmmm.
06/28/2011 1:15:50 PM CDT
Carol Patterson says ...
I just love eating dried cherries right out of the bag. What a great summer snack!
06/28/2011 1:18:31 PM CDT
Mel W says ...
Love baking cherry pies!
07/12/2011 7:01:35 AM CDT
Becky says ...
There isn't anything better to taste as Cherry Salad with broccoli all year long. To make it, toss 1 cup of broccoli heads with 1/2 cup of dried cherries. Then add 3/4 cup of sesame seeds and 1 tb. spoon of mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and cool it for 20 min. For a beautiful presentation, serve it on a plate surrounded by fresh seedless cherries. Very tasty and healthy! Go cherries!
07/06/2011 8:13:22 AM CDT
Joy says ...
Wash and eat them!
07/05/2011 7:44:19 AM CDT
Sharon says ...
I love them cold and plain
07/07/2011 6:35:18 AM CDT
sue says ...
never liked cherries as a child. my mom would can them and we would have them in the winter. Now I love them - fresh. Amazing how things change. :-)
07/07/2011 6:35:40 AM CDT
maryann b says ...
Our Bubbie just loved dried tart cherries. We love to eat fresh cherries. Our son is keeping with Tradition. He loves cherries anyway you can eat them. He is a nutritionist and eats more fruit and vegetables then he ever did in his life.
07/11/2011 4:49:52 AM CDT
Brittany says ...
I love fresh cherries. Sometimes right off the tree!
07/08/2011 11:13:56 AM CDT
Sara S says ...
Cherries are awesome in every form they come in. My favorite is eating them just as they come (minus the pit of course). I also love warm cherry pie with a big dollop of vanilla ice cream on top.
06/28/2011 12:33:37 PM CDT