Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cherries on the brain

Cherry Chomper
Summertime means cherry season. Cherry season means pie. And pie means pitting cherries which means I need a new pitter...

I spotted this whimsical cherry stoner at Bed, Bath & Beyond a couple months back. Lawman wasn't as amused as I was and admittedly, in our little NY apartment we don't exactly have room for whimsical, but I do need a new cherry pitter. Mine broke last summer. Anyone have experience with either the OXO or the Norpo cherry pitter? Or do you have another cherry pitting technique that's worthwhile?

Pretending to Can Cherries

In other cherry news...

*If you're lucky enough to be near Traverse City, Michigan the National Cherry Festival is going on through July 11th.

*Speaking of Traverse City and Pies, if all that cherry pitting is too much for you to handle, Grand Traverse Pie Company has you covered. Their Cherry Crumb pie is delicious--I still fondly remember one I ate some years back. Pies will run you $24.99 and shipping starts at $14.99.

*Hopefully this cherry post will inspire Blondie to bake her oh so, tasty Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes. Please?

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

5 comments:

Su-Lin said...

I want that cherry pitter.

Deanna said...

I have the Progressive Cherry-It Pitter: http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-International-Cherry-It-Cherry-Pitter/dp/B0026RI3TU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1246988594&sr=8-1

It is SO great! No mess and does 4 cherries at once :)

Hungry said...

I was thinking of making a cherry pie myself this weekend. Can I just split the cherries in half and get the pit out? Or are they better whole and pitted using a gadget?

anna said...

You can use a straw to pit cherries - anything around that diameter and long enough to poke through. I have one that's similar to the OXO minus the splattershield and it's perfectly fine. Not horribly fast but efficient and certainly faster than cutting each one open to pit.

alice said...

We have that cherry pitter at the kitchen store that I work at. It sold pretty well, and we did get good feedback on it. I personally have the OXO, which is probably our best seller. We are totally out of cherry pitters right now, except for that cute little guy ;)