Ode to My (Very First) Cherry Pitter
6/23/2010 10:56 AM
A poem to a cherry pitter? Yup! Because it makes eating and cooking with this most delicious fruit such a pleasure.
Cherries are a great source of heart healthy-antioxidants, and rich in fiber, vitamin C and potassium. They’re sweet and in-season right now – on sale at my local supermarket last week for just $1.44 a pound! (For shopping tips and more info on their health benefits, read The Skinny on Cherries.)
I got tired of cutting out the pits for my 3 year old, and also removing the pits for my husband’s amazing cherry sangria, so I finally got an OXO Cherry (and Olive) Pitter last week. And as silly as this sounds, it was love at first sight. So…
Dear Cherry Pitter,
The minute I opened the package I knew
How deeply and madly I’d fall for you.
Like a wide-eyed kid in a candy store,
I pit a cherry and then I just want one more.
You make fruit salad, pies and cobblers a breeze.
Even my six-year old child can use you with ease.
I can’t remember getting this excited over a kitchen tool.
But over you my dear pitter, I do nothing but drool.
With love, red-stained fingers and gratitude,
Leslie Fink, MS, RD
Cooking, Food, Fun