Go sweet or tart

Cherries offer a treat that’s nutritious and delicious

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

Cherries are making an appearance in local grocery stores now. They are a beautiful fruit, glossy and dark red. When ripe, they’re sweet with a faint tartness and are delicious to snack on.

If you use fresh cherries, they must be pitted before eaten. Just pop off the stems, slice the cherries in half and remove the pits. It isn’t difficult to do, just a little time

consuming. Also, it’s hard to resist eating them as they are being pitted.

This week’s recipes include one salad, one dessert and two main dishes.

Some take more time than others, but I think you’ll like any one you try.