A Cherry On Top

May 21, 2012

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We leave for the beach on Thursday and I have lots of food to eat in that fridge of ours! Yogurt included.

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I made a bowl mixed of Oikos, banana, chia, granola, sunflower butter and local cherries from Steadfast Farm.

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I did have to set the stems and pits aside on my napkin, but it wasn’t a big deal to include the cherries. They are one of my favorite fruits!

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Tea on the side

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Happy Monday!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat May 21, 2012 at 8:07 am

I haven’t had a raw cherry in a long time since I’m…wait for it..allergic! Weird, right? And so sad. Wee beach!

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2 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

Boooo allergies

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3 Janelle May 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

I’m allergic too!!! :( I’ve never “met” anyone else who was before.

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4 Lindsay May 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I’m allergic too! And to apples.

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5 Alicia May 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Could this be a pectin allergy?

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6 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

I have been craving cherries ever since I saw them at the store this weekend – clearly, I shouldn’t have skipped over them!

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7 susan May 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

Cherries really make these pics … they are so pretty!

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8 Lynn @ the actor's diet May 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

Just bought cherries at the farmers market yesterday! So excited to eat them

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9 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh May 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

I just gave cherries another shot after having sworn them off for life and I’m glad to have another fruit to add to the mix!

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10 kaila@ healthy helper blog! May 21, 2012 at 8:10 am

Love cherries in the summer time! Too bad they are 5.99 a pound right now at my store :(

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11 Michelle@PeachyPalate May 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

I love cherries, favourite fruit of all time. Stick and cherry on top and you’re sure to win me over! :)

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12 Stephanie @ Legally Blinde May 21, 2012 at 8:12 am

Oh yum, fresh cherries are the best. Looks like a fantastic breakfast. Have a good Monday!

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13 Katie May 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

We picked up some cherries at the market yesterday. We all love them, especially my son, so I have had to ration them. He has a plan to buy 10 bags at the store when they are in season! My daughter picked out a Veggie Pizza Flip from Great Harvest. Is this something you guys are making? They told me that they aren’t selling them in the store/bakery, just at the markets for now. Have a magnificent Monday!

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14 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 8:18 am

No, i haven’t heard of the pizza flips

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15 Katie May 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

It’s labeled as Italian herbed foccacia stuffed with tomato and mozzarella cheese. Similar to a calzone shape, just the bread folded with cheese and tomatoes inside not sealed like a calzone. I sent some in my son and daughter’s lunches and saved a small piece to try with lunch.

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16 donna May 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

I love cherries! that looks delish! which beach are you going to? we just returned from Kiawah. It is beautiful there. Back to reality this week!

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17 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 8:22 am

Carolina Beach. Love Kiawah too! Did you see any of the giant spiders in the trees!? They were haunting!

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18 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

I got so excited when I was in the Delta Sky Club the other day and there was a bowl of cherries. So good!

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19 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 21, 2012 at 8:23 am

Those cherries look amazing! I haven’t had any yet this season.

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20 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

i LOVE cherries! I need to remember to get some from the farmer’s market soon!!

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21 Donna May 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

No, we didn’t see any spiders, but we did see a 6 ft alligator swim by in the lagoon one night beneath the screen porch we were relaxing on! Yikes! Talk about creepy! And my husband saw 6 gators on the golf course.

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22 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

I have really been craving cherries lately! This makes it worse! I think I need to make a special trip to the store now! Have a great Monday Kath!

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23 Audrey May 21, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hi Kath:
What are your thoughts regarding cherries and pesticides? I’ve heard that growers use a lot of pesticides on cherries, and for that reason I usually avoid them.

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24 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 8:59 am

I asked my guy and he said these were not sprayed.

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25 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 9:00 am

[If you didn’t know, I’d just wash really well. Washing well (with soap) should get rid of a lot of them – harder with a berry like strawberries that couldn’t handle soap with their delicate skin)

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26 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

i love love love cherries. its been far too long since i’ve had some. that needs to change this week!

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27 Khushboo May 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

Love cherries but I am guilty of the occasional seed swallow!

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28 Wesley @ the way home May 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

Love the Great Harvest mug. I live and die for their bread. I don’t visit our Nashville store as often as I should because I get my bread from the grocery stores that carry it, but I do love venturing into the store for some bread and real butter, and an amazing cookie if I’m lucky.

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29 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 21, 2012 at 9:43 am

Ditto to all the comments above – I’m a cherry lover too! They’re still pretty expensive here but when they’re on sale I’ll be buying tons of them!

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30 Kerry @ Totes My Oats May 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

I LOVE fresh cherries!

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31 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

I love cherries. They are one of my fave fruits and I’d gladly help you polish off your stash before you leave for the beach (have fun!)

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32 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

I love cherries! Your breakfast looks lovely!

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33 Cait's Plate May 21, 2012 at 10:06 am

I’m DYING for some cherries – I haven’t seen them pop up around me yet but I absolutely cannot wait until they do!

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34 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

I love how cherries can make any meal look like dessert! Nothing wrong with cleaning out the fridge when you have food like that inside. :)

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35 Hope May 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

I don’t even like cherries but they look delicious!

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36 Andrea May 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

I neeeeed cherries!!!

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37 Angel7 May 21, 2012 at 10:55 am

I like cherries, but never buy them, because they can be a little expensive. Our all-time fave fruits in our household are blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

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38 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! May 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

Love the top picture… that’s a very photogenic breakfast!

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39 Lisa @bitesforbabies May 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Great pics…gotta go get me some cherries now! ;-)

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40 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

I just love the color of those cherries. So beautiful!

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41 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats May 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

I love cherries!!! I love going up to Michigan and getting fresh ones!

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42 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning May 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

I always feel the need to clear the fridge before we leave for a trip- even if it’s just a long weekend. I HATE seeing food go to waste! I get really creative with those meals right before we leave!

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43 Erica May 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

That looks so darn good! I need to get some cherries

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44 Ananya May 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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45 KathEats May 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Thanks!

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46 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac May 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Yummm I love cherries! I’ve never been a fan of the syrupy maraschino, but I can eat an entire bunch of fresh cherries in a few days!

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47 Lindsey May 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I was in VA Beach Saturday and Sunday and it was COLD and RAINY! Hope Carolina Beach has a better forecast for you this weekend!! I’ll have to wait until 4th of July for my real beach vacation, haha!

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48 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

I love that first picture! Cherries are so good. I love eating fresh cherries in the summer. I hate how darn expensive they are though.

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49 Vivi @ My.Beautiful.Air May 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

That first pic is just so sweet and priceless!

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50 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Gorgeous photos! My leftover food looks nowhere near that appealing ;)

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51 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana May 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Cherries are my favorite, especially Rainier cherries! That’s awesome that you can get some from your local farm. We are going to go apricot picking at an orchard close to our house in Las Vegas tomorrow, they grow surprisingly well here.

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52 The Healthy Apple May 21, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Have fun at the beach; SOOO excited to see you in a few weeks. Yea! xoox

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53 Michael Tavallaei DDS May 24, 2012 at 6:37 pm

cherries! a great fruit for summer

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