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From the monthly archives: "April 2009"


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My prediction is that we will have apricot blossoms for the week-end.  Apricots are first to blossom and then sweet cherries, tart cherries, peaches and apples. They all kind of run together but that is how I think of it.  The bee hives are set out in the orchard.  There was lots of activity around […]

Tart Cherries Elevate Anti-Oxidant Activity

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NEW ORLEANS, April 20 (UPI) — Eating one and a half servings of tart cherries could significantly boost antioxidant activity, U.S. researchers said. University of Michigan researchers said 12 healthy adults ages 18-25 were randomly assigned to eat either one-and-a-half cups or three cups of frozen tart cherries. Researchers analyzed participants’ blood and urine at […]

Ben Hicks skis at Nationals

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Ben Hicks, son to our fabulous bookkeeper, Gretchen, earned a top ten finish at the 2009 National Nastar Championships in Steamboat Colorado last month. (Click on the image to enlarge the view & read the article) Congratulations Ben!

Cherry Cool Wings

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Ingredients: 1 (4- or 5-pound) package frozen uncooked chicken wing sections 1 (20- or 21-ounce) can cherry pie filling 1/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot) 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional Line two 15x10x1-inch baking sheets with aluminum foil. Spray with non-stick spray. Place frozen […]

Tart Cherry Vinaigrette

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Ingredients: Equal Parts: King Orchards Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate Balsamic Vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil Flax Seed Oil Optional: Stir in a little honey to thicken. Pour a puddle on serving plate. Add goat cheese to plate, then drizzle with more vinaigrette. Sprinkle with toasted pepitas (pumpkin or squash seeds) if desired. Courtesy of Mary […]

Cherry Lemonade

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Ingredients: 6 fluid ounces lemon juice, fresh squeezed 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 24 fluid ounces water 4 fluid ounces King Orchards Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate Combine the lemon juice and the sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add the water and cherry juice concentrate and stir. Serve over ice. notes:  We add cherry juice concentrate to store-bought […]

Lemon Cherry Scones

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Ingredients: 4 cups all purpose flour 1 cup sugar, granulated 2 tbl baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup King Orchards dried tart cherries 1 cup pecans, chopped 1 tbl lemon peel, grated 1 cup milk 4 eggs Directions: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, […]

Cherry-Glazed Baked Chicken

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1 can (16-ounce) pitted dark sweet cherries 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 teaspoons hot mustard 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup dried tart cherries 6 (6 1/2 ounces each) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves […]


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