bocconcini with pickled cherries & mint

pickled cherries

August is the time of year when local produce is in abundance.   Cherries from British Columbia have been in the farmers’ markets for about a month.  We all have our favourite cherry dish when in season but I’ll bet you’ve never tried pickled cherries.  Yours truly has not.  So, when I saw an Instagram story…

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cherry shrub syrup

cherry shrub soda

It’s cherry season!  Plump and juicy, cherries are one of my favourite stone fruits.  The thing is, though, their shelf life is limited (5 to 7 days) and they are not cheap.  To not waste any, I usually end up making a dessert.  This time I decided to make a shrub syrup. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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cherry clafoutis

Our local cherries won’t show up in the farmers’ markets or food shops for another month and in the meantime I’ll snack on the ones coming in from California.  Cherries are delicious, when ripe.  I enjoy them most in their au naturel state but the other day I wanted to highlight them in a clafoutis. …

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Pineapple Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple skillet cake has been around since the early 1920s. Dole held a pineapple recipe contest in 1926 and among the 60,000 submitted, 2,500 were for pineapple upside-down cake. And by the mid 1930s, it was the most widely cake made in America. It was still quite popular in the 1950s and 1960s. I’m sure…

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