Get your fill of cherries while they're in season. Though cherries are typically associated with desserts, raw cherries can lend little bursts of sweetness to savory dishes, too.
- Cherry Chocolate Cake:This simple chocolate cake is filled with fresh cherries and topped with a simple dark chocolate icing. Bonus: it's vegan and doesn't require a mixer!
- Cherry, Arugula and Quinoa Salad: One of my very favorite salads, this one is made with peppery arugula, sweet cherries, tangy goat cheese and quinoa, tossed in a homemade balsamic dressing. It's a light yet filling meal.
- Rainier Cherry Mojito: A minty mojito with sweet muddled Rainier cherries for your springtime happy hours.
Contributing Editor, Kate Taylor, is a 20-something photographer and vegetarian cook from Oklahoma. She lives in Kansas City with her quirky black and white mutt, Cookie. Her blog, Cookie and Kate, is all about celebrating good food—real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body. Kathryne is an avid supporter of the occasional indulgence and enjoys nothing more than eating good food in good company.