There are many reasons to love summer. The abundance of cherries is one of them. There are many varieties of sweet cherries, from Bing to Rainier, each one with its own nuanced flavor and hue. Once you've had your fill of eating these juicy orbs fresh and out of hand, why not try them cooked in desserts or even in savory dishes. Cherries have a short season, so be sure to make the most of it while they last. And if you are smart about it, and have some time on your hands, invest in a cherry pitter and freeze a sackload of pitted cherries to use throughout the year in cakes, tarts, preserves, muffins and myriad other sweet and savory ways.