So, we went cherry picking this past weekend and picked 6 1/2 pounds of sweet cherries. That doesn’t even count the many we ate right off the trees in the fields… a benefit of picking your own. I haven’t decided what I want to do with these sweet treats yet but I know that it involves pitting them all which takes FOREVER and I don’t have a cherry picker. I saw somewhere that you can use a straw but thought it would break so I decided to use my hard plastic straw from my water cup and it worked like a dream! I didn’t mention this in the video but wash your fruit before doing this and wash your hands! Also, don’t wear white… this is a messy job.
You can see that you don’t waste a lot of the cherry which is also amazing! Remember don’t wear white when you do this because it’s messy!! Now… what should I do with these cherries?!!?
You know by now that I support meal prepping as much as possible to set yourself up for a week of success. One super easy way of doing this is by making sure all of your veggies and fruit are washed and ready for the week. That way in a moment of hunger you’re not reaching for temptations when an already washed apple is sitting out waiting. Every little bit you can prepare before hand is worth it. I try and throw my veggies and fruit that need to be washed in the clean sink when I get home from the grocery store. This way they soak while I put away grocery and are done when I’m finished. Then I just need to dry them and put them away. AND they last longer when they are washed and don’t taste like vinegar… I swear!
Vinegar Wash for Fruits and Vegetables
*1 cup white vinegar
Fill your clean sink with cold water half way and add 1 cup of white vinegar
Peel the stickers off of your fruit and add to the water
Let soak for 10 minutes (about half way through I’ll rearrange the fruit/veggies so all sides get soaked)
Rinse and scrub the fruits/veggies
Remove fruit and let completely dry before storing