A pit tip. And Cherry-Oh! Cherries.
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Cherry-Oh! Cherries, fresh from Harry and David, certainly offered us a nice snack after they arrived. I had a difficult time trying to control myself to save enough for later use, as there were tasty plans for these beauties. I’ll be sharing the recipe here tomorrow, so keep on the lookout.
In the meantime, I wanted to share this quick tip for pitting cherries, if you’re like me, and don’t own a cherry pitter: a straw.
I saw this mentioned in a magazine a couple of years back. I was skeptical, but thought I’d give it a try. Would you believe it worked like a charm? Really. I just poked it through the cherry and it pushed the pit right out the other side. It was that easy.
I tried a couple of different straws. A sturdy, reusable one that came with one of our plastic tumblers worked the very best. Try this trick the next time you get a bunch of cherries, and let me know how it works for you.
Simple tricks in the kitchen are totally cool. Do you have any to share? Please do.
(This post is sponsored by Harry and David, but as always, all opinions are my very own.)
I squish fresh ginger in my garlic press instead of mincing it…is that a trick? Love your straw trick! As always your pictures are delicious ; )
You can do the same thing, with a straw, to strawverries.
Also, you can use a piping tip to pit your cherries.
Yep, that’s a good trick. I admit I do have a cherry pitter tool which I love! Works on olives too:).
Chopsticks also work well
I needed this. I don’t have a pitter. Tried a paper clip trick I saw in Martha, but it did not work…for me…I’m sure it worked for Martha. 😉
I needed this post today so badly. We have no pitter here in Telluride but we do have straws + cherries. Thanks!
Definitely needed this tip Amy! I have tons of cherrys that I want to bake with, just wasn’t sure how to pit them without buying a pitter. I love this!
Is there a trick to getting the free shipping on the cherries? It doesn’t indicate free shipping on the website and if you order the shipping fee appears.
I apologize profusely. I had the incorrect link in there for the free shipping. It should be correct now.
Thank you! The link worked and we are anxiously awaiting our cherries!
A large paper clip work really good too. Just go in at the stem and scoop the pit out.
I have tried this. It works! But I forgot about it …
I still love my pitter, but can’t carry it around with me. LOL
Very cool, Amy! I have a bunch of cherries right now that I need to pit! Can’t wait to try this.
One of my favorite kitchen tricks is to empty the dishwasher before I start cooking…that way I can fill it as I go and the sink doesn’t overflow!
Cool trick, will have to give it a try. Looking forward to your recipe tomorrow!!
Darn, just made the cherry brownies I ran across yesterday – certainly could have used this cherry pit tip!
Neato! I could never bring myself to fork out the dough for a putter! This is way better!
One of my favorite other kitchen hacks is to wrap celery in foil. It will keep for a month or more tightly wrapped in the crisper. Another fun trick is to boil your eggs with baking soda, it will make eggs easier to peel. They will be difficult to peel still if they are very fresh, so use your freshest eggs for frying and baking.