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From the monthly archives: "June 2009"

Red Recharger Cherry Smoothie Recipe

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Tart cherry juice after a workout is the way many athletes ease muscle soreness. This triple hit of tart cherries, antioxidants, and protein is a great post-exercise treat. Ingredients: 1 cup thawed tart cherries (canned tart cherries are an easy and less expensive alternative) 1 cup fresh or partially frozen strawberries 3 Tablespoons orange juice […]

Tart Cherry Mojito

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Ingredients: 2 1/2 teaspoons super fine granulated sugar 3 Tablespoons tart cherry juice 12 mint leaves Squeeze of fresh lime juice 1 ounce white rum 1/2 cup soda or seltzer water Ice Directions: Place 6 mint leaves in a tall glass. Crush mint leaves with a muddler, or with the back of a spoon. Add […]

Red Alert Iced Tea

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For a subtle spice flavor add 1 cinnamon stick to the boiling water along with the tea bags. Discard the cinnamon stick along with the tea bags. Ingredients: 4 cups boiling water 4 orange pekoe or English breakfast tea bags 1/4 cup sugar or sugar substitute* 1 cup tart cherry juice (2 tbl. cherry juice […]

Cherry Crop Update

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There are a lot of cherries on the trees, and all signs point to a good crop of both sweet and tart cherries. Our latest estimate is that sweet cherry picking will begin around July 10th, with tart cherries following a week to 10 days later. Betsy and Rose expect to have strawberries in the […]

Michigan Dried Cherry Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

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Ingredients: 1 c. apple juice 1/2 c. fresh apple chunks 1/2 c. Michigan Montmorency Dried Tart Cherries 1/2 c. chopped walnuts 2 tbsp. croutons 1 tbsp. sugar 2 tbsp. dry white wine 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 6 pork loin chops, cut 1-inch thick 2 tbsp. cooking oil In saucepan combine apple […]

Confetti Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries

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Ingredients: For couscous: 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup minced yellow onion 1 1/2 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth) 5 ounces whole-wheat couscous (about 1 cup) For dressing; 1 tablespoon cherry juice concentrate 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons canola oil For salad: 1/2 […]

cool spring

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June 8th and Still cool here in Northern Michigan! I’ve noticed that my favorite way to cook asparagus is in the oven at 400 for 20 minutes. The added benefit of this recipe is that it warms up the kitchen. I have been making lots of asparagus soup also. Here is my favorite recipe Asparagus […]

Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

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2 boneless pork loin chops, about 1-inch thick Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (used ¼ teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ cup chopped onion 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth 1/3 to 1/2 cup dried tart cherries 2 tablespoons orange marmalade 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Dried red pepper […]


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