Thursday, August 17, 2006
This Post Is Not About Florida
It's about cherries. We can't grow them here in ...you know where. Growing up in ...you know where, cherries were a rare seasonal treat. They are still seasonal, but it must have been a great crop this year in the Pacific Northwest, because they've been abundant here in ... you know where.
At the beginning of the summer, when they first appeared, they were just under $6.00 per pound. Anything that costs that much per pound should have "mooed" prior to arriving at the grocery store. I waited.
In a few weeks, the price had dropped and has hovered in the $2.50 to $3.00/lb price zone. At that point, I started gobbling them down and they have been spectacular. I think we've had them in the house consistently since mid-June.
Soon summer will be over, and they will be gone.
Just in time I suppose.
My skin is taking on a deep red hue and my family is sick of me walking around singing that old fruit council jingle, "Summer, summer fruits...it wouldn't be summer with out them, Fresh from the vine...lalalala..."
What's your favorite seasonal fruit?
Posted by R.Powers at 5:17 AM