Category: Cherries

Perk up a Simple Yogurt Cake With Cherries and Apricots

I’d never tried using yogurt in a cake, so I thought I’d give it a try. It works similarly to sour cream or buttermilk and adds a moist texture to the cake. I fooled around with the original recipe I had saved years ago and came up with this summery, light and fruity yogurt cake….


How to Pit Cherries Easily

If you’ve ever tried to make a cherry pie or simply enjoy the fruit as is, you know how much of a pain it can be to pit cherries. There are so many different methods and tools you can buy that it can be difficult to know which one works best. But, believe it or not, all…


Homemade Chocolate-Covered Cherries Bring the Candy Shop to Your Kitchen

Growing up in suburbia meant that mall culture was a huge part of my life. I spent my childhood walking up and down the mall, stopping at my favorite shops along the way: the bookstore, Charlotte Russe, Orange Julius, and, most notably, See’s Candies. The chocolatey scent always spilled out of the store and permeated…


The Family Table: A Recipe ‘Stained From Cherry Juice and Frequent Use’

Submitted by Charlene Hornick, Eugene, Oregon This cherry cake recipe was written on a 3-by-5-inch card in my mother’s recipe box, stained from cherry juice and frequent use. This is a family favorite, passed from my grandmother to my mother. No one knows the origin. It was served to guests about 60 percent of the…


California’s Cherry Season Draws Crowds to U-Pick Farms

BRENTWOOD, Calif.—Branches full of plump red cherries sway in the wind, as if waving down a U-picker to choose them. California’s cherry season sends crowds to local farms to pick their own cherries. This was a popular activity during the pandemic lockdowns and has remained popular even as lockdowns ease. Some have decided to make…


China’s Communist Party Blames Imported Food for Recent COVID-19 Surges

The news of “positive nucleic acid tests on imported food packaging” have appeared on mainland Chinese media frequently this month. State-approved “experts” quoted by the media have given different opinions on the risk of contracting the virus from imported, causing confusion and panic among the people and huge losses for import businesses. Faced with an…