“Have a cherry-on-top kind of day!”

My dear friend, Bonnie, was out of town when a few storms blew threw.  Being the good person that I am and easily bribed, I agreed to check out their yard the day after the storm. Bonnie promised to bring some cherries for me to enjoy from her trip to Door County.

True to her word, Bonnie showed up with a basket of cherries.  They were the sweet cherries  that go well with lots of things.  They were also fresh cherries.  However, if I wanted to move beyond simply eating them plain, I figured that I’d have to deal with the pits.

Being a problem solving kind of person, and not owning a cherry pitter, I wondered if the stem removing system that works on strawberries would also remove pits from cherries.  Only one way to find out.


Yes, you simply push a straw through one end of the cherry and it comes out the other end with the pit.  Straws from Culver’s work really well.  They’re sturdy and narrow so the pit comes out but doesn’t go sliding inside the straw.

“If you want cherry pie you’re going to have to take me to Culver’s,” is now part of my vocabulary.  Short on integrity but long on creativity!

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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