It’s Cherry Season!


Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

This is a wonderful time of year for me (minus the oppressive Texas heat!) for so many reasons: most importantly, July 5th is my wedding anniversary (24 years this year!), I love 4th of July celebrations – grilling, barbecue, red, white & blue, fireworks, the whole she-bang. And because it’s CHERRY SEASON! There is no better fruit, in my humble opinion, than peak seasonal fresh cherries!


Image by klimkin from Pixabay

Sidenote: I am not a big fan of summer in general. Living in Houston, Texas, it’s intolerable to be outdoors for more than about 3 minutes max unless you’re on the coast and can enjoy the sea breeze. So when I speak of enjoying grilling and barbecue, etc. I mean if we put out big fans on our back deck and wait til dusk or nighttime it’s bearable, but anyone in Texas who can grill outside mid-day is crazy pants. 

I signed up for something once that I have no memory of and ended up with three free magazine subscriptions: Better Homes & Gardens, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and HGTV Magazine (I love anything that inspires my homemaking vibe!).

So recently the lastest edition of Better Homes & Gardens landed in my mailbox and I fell in love with the cover – “Serve Up Summer” with a yummy looking cherry cobbler and an announcement of cherry season. I was so excited about this one!


This cover is amazing

I immediately went to the page for the cherry recipes, and was not disappointed. I was delighted to find one that’s a twist on your typical cherry cobbler – Cherry-Orange Cobbler (with brown butter biscuits!). I plan to make it this weekend so I can’t speak for how good it is, but it sure looks divine!

I’m going to use regular sugar though

If anyone stumbles upon this blog post, and you’re inspired to make this cobbler, let me know how it turns out for you! I’ll update later about how mine turns out. Hmmm, now that I think about it, my teenage daughter has been really into baking lately, maybe I can get her to make it!

Cherries are currently selling at a really good price, by the way.



I’m going to wrap up this post with a cool (shareable) infograph about cherry season I found on eatlikenoone dot com


Peak Cherry Season lasts through Late August

I’d love to find as many cherry-based recipes as I can for my homemade cookbook I’m putting together – more on that later (including non-alcoholic beverages) so if anyone has any favorites to share, please do!


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