Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Red, White & Blue Sweet Cherry Bites {for Stemilt Growers}

Whether it’s a simple blanket unfurled on your back lawn with a picnic spread grabbed hither and thither from your pantry and fridge, or a pull-out-all-the-stops celebration with a carefully planned menu to match, it’s really all about recognizing the patriotic spirit of the occasion when it comes to celebrating July 4th. It’s about extending a thoughtful nod to the day… with food, fun, friends, and family… and a good little bit of red, white and blue thrown in for good measure.

When faced with creating a little sweet for the 4th using Stemilt’s beautiful cherries, all I could think about was how delicious they are in their natural state… so fresh, plump, and sweet. Afterall, with their vibrant ruby hue you're already a third of the way to representing the day’s requisite pop of red, white and blue!

With some melted white chocolate and a delicate tipping of periwinkle sugar, these fresh little cherries easily transform to patriotic little pops of flavor… dressed up in all their glory for the revelries of the day.

For recipe details, click over to Stemilt’s blog, The Stem.

Disclaimer: While I am being compensated by Stemilt Growers as a guest contributor to The Stem, the views and/or opinions expressed are my own.

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