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Auriana May 13, 2010 02:24 PM

Cherries are in San Diego farmer's markets! I've already eaten a couple pounds over the last week and have a belly ache.

Does anyone else gorge on this delicious fruit during its too-short season? Or any other fruits?

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  1. chowser RE: Auriana May 13, 2010 02:39 PM

    My goal every summer is to eat as many cherries as I possibly can. When I was pregnant, I ate about 3 pounds just before a doctor's appointment and they were surprised at the quick weight gain (went back to normal the following week). So, yes I've overindulged.

    1. shaogo RE: Auriana May 13, 2010 02:46 PM

      Of course, summer cherries are delightful just in the hand.

      But when I see cherries, I look longingly at my cherry-pitter, hanging from its hook, and think about Black Forest Cake -- with extra boozy cherries, of course!

      1. EWSflash RE: Auriana May 13, 2010 10:49 PM

        I'm with you and Chowser- there's nothing I like more than a nice big fat cherry or 200, raw, so as to take advantage of the seasonal wonderfulness. My favorite cocktail is a glass of tequila with a bunch of pitted ripe cherries thrown in, warmed a little in the microwave to convince the cherries to give up some color and juice. I usually drink way too much of it, but boy is it good.
        I just keep on buying and eating cherries until the season is over. I love mangoes, especially the chapagne mangoes almost as much, but cherries take a heck of a lot less preparation, and a mango seed-spitting contest is just gross. ;-)

        1. majordanby RE: Auriana May 14, 2010 12:45 PM

          i eat cherries like nobody's business. cherries and grapes are by far my most favorite fruits...shame that cherries are in season for such a short period.

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            EWSflash RE: majordanby May 14, 2010 08:53 PM

            Amen, major!

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