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Sour Cherry-Lime Sorbet with Amaretti Cookies

Sour cherries have a gloriously fleeting season, and since I can rarely afford to buy them more than once a year I splurge and make this sorbet in the peak of summer. Wonderfully tart and refreshing, it's always worth it, and homemade amaretti cookies make an absolutely lovely accompaniment for a naturally gluten-free, almost healthy treat. More

Sour Cherry Gin Cocktail

The cousin of the more popular sweet Bing or Rainer cherries, these tart, almost transparent cherries make great desserts, preserves, and of course, cocktails. This cocktail is a perfect way to use any leftover cherries after making a pie or other tasty treat since it only requires a few of them. More

Scooped: Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet

Let's talk sour cherries for a minute. They're only around for a short span of the year, and they're not the easiest to find fruit in the world, but for a dessert-maker, they're kind of magical. These puppies can take serious abuse. Unlike most summer fruit, they retain their character even when hit by sugar and heat. Cook a ripe peach with sugar even for a few minutes and you'll get something that tastes like it came from a can. Not so with sour cherries. More

Sour Cherry and Lavender Sorbet

Go slowly with the salt and lime juice, adding just a bit at a time. You may need more or less depending on your cherries, though keep in mind that flavor intensity dials down when frozen. If you want your sorbet to taste like a 10, flavor the base up to 11. If you can't find sour cherries, you can use their sweet counterparts; just up the acidity to keep things tart and refreshing. More

Drinking Seasonally: Sour Cherry Caipirinha

Since sour cherries are so fleeting, I wanted to create a simple, summery drink that showed off both their lovely color and flavor. The Caipirinha, a Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça, fresh lime, and sugar, is just right. The slightly earthy flavor of the cachaça works to enhance the flavor of the cherries, while the lime cuts through and the sugar brings just enough sweetness to balance the tartness of the cherries and lime. More

Cook the Book: Simple Cherry Pie

My plan for today is to visit the Greenmarket and stock up on pie-worthy summer fruit for the week. Not confident of my pie-baking abilities, last week I took two beautiful pints of sour cherries and used them to make sour cherry and black pepper infused vodka. Hopefully there are still some sour cherries to be had this week to use in this recipe for simple cherry pie. Hopefully number two will turn out as well as the first one, wish me luck! More

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