Tag Archives: Cherries

a happy 4th

Even though it is only July 3rd, it is already a pretty awesome 4th of July weekend. A long weekend out of the office. It actually has warmed up and feels like summer here in Chicago. The Crosstown Classic. A game of bocce in the park. BBQs at friend’s apartment while watching with suburban firework shows in the distance to the west from balconies. Summer is really a great time in Chicago. If I can suggest one thing, make a batch of these paletas tonight, so they are ready for the 4th tomorrow. You could probably even tweak the recipe a tad and make some boozy sugared blueberries and strawberries for a festive look. The sour cream base just screams to be tinkered with. Continue reading

Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

Have you heard about this coffee cake yet?  I bet that you have.  I have made this coffee cake more than twice over the past few months but I just haven’t had a chance to tell you about it yet. And it really is a shame because I am pretty sure that sour cherry season has come and gone. Continue reading