Yes, I really like fresh cherries.
However, at the moment they are just under $30 a kilo and out of principle I would not buy them at this price!
We seem to have the American ones when ours are not out and the cheaper ones in supermarkets are often not so nice as overripe, however, generally I do like cherries.
Hmmm!! Absolutely!!! I haven't bought any yet this year because of the cost. There are a few cherry farms near here that I haven't been to before. I may wander in one day and see if they have them at a reasonable price.
Cherries and grapes are the only fruit I love to eat cold. It just makes the texture and flavor so much better. I love to eat cherries by the fire pit at night so that I can simply launch the pits into the hot coals. Good times... good times:)
I have always loved Cherries immensely. In Victoria in the mid 70's,my school holiday job in Summer was Cherry Picking,and it is such a short season,that I never had the chance to get sick of doing it! VERY hard work as it is labour intensive and has to be done carefully by hand so as not to damage the fragile fruit! I do understand why they are so expensive, particularly at the beginning of the season!! Here in Nth Qld,after just a couple of weeks,the price is already becoming very much cheaper so I shall probably start to enjoy buying some next week! I eat masses of them each summer once the price comes down! Also, cherries are one of the only fresh fruit items I will by 'out of season' from Overseas! The American ones we have been getting in Winter here ,in recent years,have been utterly exquisite,and I am happy to purchase this one non-Aussie item . Cherries are so very nutritious as well as delicious! Love 'em!!!!
I just read your blog and I see that you buy the american cherries, which I am yet to taste. I have to smile, as many years ago we all wanted imported fruit and now that it is available. many of us don't want it any more! LOL
I know exactly what you mean!!! I love to support the Aussie growers whenever I am able to,but cherries do not grow here in Winter,so I tried the American ones and found they are delicious!! I do ONLY buy these in winter though!!
I love fresh cherries. I don't buy when they are too expensive .Even when bought from the shops I find they have more flavour than many other varieties of stone fruit but of course the nicest come from a tree in someone's backyard. Although I love apricots and nectarines I just don't buy fresh ones from the shops as they are hard and lack flavour. There is nothing like fruit freshly plucked from a tree in someone's backyard.