Not until i moved to manhattan did i discover my love of cherries... I'm not sure why - my sister always ate them when we were growing up (and still does - by the lb-full!)
However, for the past 5 tax seasons, there were always 2 things i looked forward to once April rolled around - the end of the 7832687 hour work weeks and the beginning of cherry season...
In those years, i've learned a few things... dont buy them til the price starts dropping... not cause i'm being cheap, but because thats when they are best. and pick the dark ones - but not the soft, wrinkly ones... oh yeah, i totally pick them out one by one... i'm that girl.
I call this my 'french girl' dinner... a few years back, i read an article on differences between our eating habits and those of our much more sophisticated and THIN frenemies across the ocean - and it was this... they eat GOOD food... for that entire summer, i adopted a new food philosophy... full fat, full flavor, fresh fresh fresh.
and I'll have you know i lost weight eating things like the the 'french girl dinner'...
French Girl Dinner
courtesy of me
1/3 of a freshly made baguette
small wedge of peppered brie
handful of carefully selected cherries
there really are no directions - tear that baguette, smear some brie on and be sure to wash those cherries...
sit, smile smugly and enjoy :)