All About Cherries

Ever heard the phrase red before bed? I hadn’t. It turns out that the humble cherry has some amazing benefits besides the great taste and the rich color that we all love. From anti-inflammatory properties to helping us sleep better, there is a long list of benefits from adding cherries to your diet. That’s why we decided to do a post all about cherries.

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We found a few articles that outline some of the research on the benefits of cherries. Click on the red links to see the original posts.

Interested in growing cherries? Check out this video on starting cherries from seed.

The best part about cherries is using them in your favorite recipe. We have compiled some of our favorites for you.

The first one comes from the Brown Eyed Baker.com : Cream Cheese Cherry Pie Crumb Bars.

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Here is the recipe.

Looking for a refreshing beverage for those hot summer days? Try this sparkling cherry lemonade drink from Damn Delicious.com

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Here is the recipe.

If you prefer a lighter meal, check out this cherry, arugula and quinoa salad from Cookie and Kate.com.

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Here is the recipe.

Eve Fox wrote a great post on maraschino cherries on her blog Garden of Eating.com.

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Here is her recipe.

Here is one you have to try: Drunken Cherry Chocolate Cake from Natasha’s Kitchen.com

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Here is the recipe:

This looks awfully good. How about Grilled Cherry Milkshakes by Edible Perspective.com

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Here is their recipe.

If you are looking for an adult beverage with cherries try Cherry Limeade Sangria by Recipe Girl.com.

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Here is the recipe

How about some ice cream on a hot summer day. Cherry Garcia by Dieters downfall.com

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Here is the recipe.

How about this for Holiday Brunch. Cherry Sweet Rolls by Lemon-Sugar.com

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Here is the recipe.

How about a strawberry cherry smoothie? This refreshing drink is from Natasha’s Kitchen.com

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Here is the recipe.

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If you have tips for growing cherries or a favorite recipe, we would love to hear from you. Send us an email or leave a comment. Thanks.

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