It's prime season to get your antioxidant kick from fresh cherries, so you've gone out and bought a bunch from your local farmers market.
Another good thing: Oxo has come up with a pitter that makes cherries (and olives) easy to pit. The best part is it's rubber handle and the splatter shield to help protect your clothes from the juice. Just toss it in the dish-washer when you're finished ($12 at
Hey, for only $12, it's really worth the purchase ... however, it's Saturday morning and you don't have a cherry pitter on hand, but you do have cherries and you're ready to
right now. In this case, there are two ways that I know how to pit a cherry:
Both methods are ridiculously messy so don't wear your favorite white shirt and wear gloves, too, or you'll be scrubbing cherry stains out from under your nails for days. I do it in the sink so the juice doesn't stain my counter top. Like I said, if you've got the time and the $12 go out and buy the Pitter, you'll thank me for it.