If berries are the harbinger of spring, then cherries are summer’s calling card. I love cherries—both for the wonderful memories they evoke of childhood summers and for the luscious fruit themselves. (It’s no surprise that my favorite game as a child was Hi-Ho Cherry-O.) Even better, cherries are really good for you, approaching the “super fruit” status of blueberries.
So I was thrilled when cherries started appearing at my local farmers market a couple weeks ago. I’m happy to snack on the delicious ruby red orbs out of hand. In fact, they usually don’t last long enough for me to cook or bake with. However, I wanted to try making cherry sorbet now that the weather had finally turned summer-like.