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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Is There Anything Better Than Cherries?

posted by on June 14 at 14:45 PM

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No.

Except maybe Angela Garbes, who has been making me salivate in this bitsy column for the past several weeks. This week’s is about fava beans, which is convenient since my Pioneer Organics dropped some evil-looking bulgy fava beans on my porch yesterday and without Angela I would not have known that these are relatively old fava beans. Now I know which Alice Waters recipe to try. (Actually, I cheated on Angela and just bought a recommendation of Mark Bittman’s. I’ll be making basil-fava pasta courtesy of Patricia Wells.)

Back to cherries. There isn’t much to say about cherries. You should just eat them.

But has anyone tried canning sweet cherries? This article, from a 2003 Food and Wine, suggests canning Rainiers with basil. Ever since I’ve tried to do this during the inch of a corner of a week when both Rainiers and basil are in season. I’ve always failed.

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1

Cherries don't go as well as fava beans do with liver and a nice Chianti. They make me gassy.

Posted by Sally Struthers Lawnchair | June 14, 2007 2:52 PM
2

I love cherries soooooooo much. We had four cherry trees on the farm I grew up on and every year I would spend an hour or so barefoot in the dirt picking the best ones right off the trees. *sigh* I miss tree ripened fruit. Cherries were my favorite and plums came in a close second.

Posted by monkey | June 14, 2007 2:59 PM
3

When I first saw that pic, I thought it was going to be a Charles post and was seriously worried what was to come.

Posted by Dougsf | June 14, 2007 3:01 PM
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Angela Garbesóbetter than cherries.

Posted by Paulus | June 14, 2007 3:27 PM
5

The only thing better than cherries is having a girlfriend who can tie a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue.

Posted by Cheerriiieeees Bay-Yay-Bee! | June 14, 2007 3:48 PM
6

Annie- You know you can always call or email us in Customer Service at P.O. to get credit for an item if it's sub-par, right? It'll give us something to do on these long, slow afternoons (aside from reading Slog, of course).

Posted by Pioneer | June 14, 2007 3:58 PM
7

starbucks should bring back the cherry canoe, a vaguely obscene pastry that was also the inspiration for my dj name. i still wouldn't drink their coffee but, damn, that cherry canoe was naughty.

Posted by kerri harrop | June 14, 2007 4:06 PM
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I almost worked at Pioneer Organics. Decided to take a job at summer camp instead. Ahhh, irresponsible youth.
But I'm still a customer of theirs. Good stuff.

Posted by Enigma | June 14, 2007 4:15 PM
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@6. Yes. Oh, but it's so nice when customer service comes to me! The fava beans are fine, I think. But if not, I'll email.

Posted by annie | June 14, 2007 4:22 PM
10

wasn't that low for Erica to try and one-up you? i hate that shit. here's the chilling recipe which prompted my crassness towards her, the cunt. her and Feit are into using Slog to talk trash, so very fuckin low- get back to student council, you dips.

Posted by ricardo | June 14, 2007 4:31 PM
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Annie, it seems to me that basil is pretty abundant in the markets these days. While it may not be fresh basil directly from someone's garden, it's still usable for this purpose. Another possibility is to buy a basil plant and, instead of putting it in the ground, clipping off what you require when making the recipe. Hey, if you have enough basil left over (a few leaves) then set the rest of the plant in a window, water it and enjoy basil throughout the summer.

Posted by B.D. | June 15, 2007 8:11 AM
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