I have a neighbor lady two doors down who loves to share treasures from her back yard with us. A few weeks ago, she brought a box turtle for the kids and the next day, a huge toad! She came by yesterday afternoon to tell me that we must stop by and pick cherries that night before the birds haul them all away. She has a beautiful old cherry tree in her back yard and every summer, she sets out a ladder and bucket with an open invitation via her gate by the alley to all who want to share in her tart little jewels. She knows how much my little ones love fruit and veggies so she saves the low branches just for them.

We filled an entire bucket with translucent red cherries and I swear, it doesn't look like we even made a dent! Her tree is so bountiful that she still has bags of cherries in her freezer from last season. Although they're sour, Rhys and Olivia love to sit with a big bowl of cherries and small bowl for the pits and devour them fresh. I'm not wild for cherry pie (I'm a peach or key lime girl) but I found some other recipes for sour cherries that sound fantastic. I think the kids and I will be making a batch of sour cherry brownies very soon!

Dark Chocolate Sour Cherry Brownies from Bake or Break
Sour Cherry Frozen Yogurt from Lottie + Doof
Chocolate Chip and Sour Cherry Cookies from Coconut and Lime
Sour Cherry Lemonade from Martha Stewart

vintage striped dress- estate sale
navy and white tie blouse- Tatyana
cherry print scarf- warehouse sale

Do you have any favorite recipes for sour cherries? What are you picking this summer?