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Posted on February 4, 2010

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Dried cherries in my oatmeal, cherry concentrate stirred into my apple juice, cherries in chocolate.  Yup, I am a cherry fanatic.   Here.  Have a recipe.  It’s from The Wise Encyclopedia of Cookery, one of my favorite cookbooks.  I bought it at an Indiana farm auction about 40 years ago.  (I was, of course, merely a child.  A precocious child.)  It is so full of interesting and old-fashioned information about food that I could probably create a whole blog around it. 

Sounds so good that you’re going to make that for Sunday brunch, aren’t you?  Can I come?  Because I’m probably never going to make anything that complicated again in my life, but it is really, really good, and worth all the trouble.  Worth all your trouble.  I’m planning to spend my trouble on other things, like hauling myself out of bed in the morning to go to the Elk Rapids leadership meeting on broadband.  And you think you had trouble. 

Now that I think of it, I have quite a lot of trouble at present.  You’d think I’d be happy to spend it pretty much anywhere, in hopes of getting rid of it, but that is not the case.  Go figure.  I digress.

You will be hearing a lot about cherries this month, as it is National Cherry Month and there is a Major Marketing Campaign underway.  I have a vested interest in the success of the orchards of Antrim County.  I like to look at them.  I like to eat–and eat, and eat–the fruit that grows there.  I like to eat the excellent treats that Antrim County bakers make from the fruit that grows there.  And I have a definite grasp of the economic importance of the industry, not just to the Kings and the Friskes and the McGuires and the Veliquettes and the Kamps and the Bargys and the Dawsons and . . .  OK, you get the picture.  I will be merrily campaigning along.  Eat up, America. 

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