I missed cherry picking this season and so haven’t been able to have my annual cherry binge (I believe that it’s important to overindulge in sweet cherries at least once a year). Happily, Whole Foods had a one-day sale today that put cherries at nearly the same price they’d be had I picked them myself ($1.99 a pound). I stopped by this afternoon and bought nearly 14 pounds (I also have a few preserving projects in mind for those juicy red orbs).
I ate them by the handful as I walked home, spitting cherry seeds and dropping stems all along 20th Street. Once back in the apartment, I settled down with the portion you see above and ate until my belly was near to bursting. It was divine and I plan to do it again tomorrow.