Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cherry hand pie

While Chicago may have suffered from a horrible cherry season this year, cherries are bountiful here in the Pacific Northwest. I've been buying cherries from the West Seattle Farmers' Market every week since I arrived. I've learned about varieties beyond bing and rainier. I have fallen in love with the Techlovan and Van varieties. They are related to bing cherries, but they are plumper, sweeter, and juicier. If that wasn't enough, they are also a lot more flavorful too. It's been difficult controlling myself from eating a whole pound in one sitting, so I managed to save a few to make a cherry hand pie one night. 

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