There are many reasons to love summer. The abundance of cherries is one of them. There are many varieties of sweet cherries, each with its own nuanced flavor and hue. Once you've had your fill of eating these juicy orbs fresh from the bowl, try them cooked in desserts, or even in savory dishes where they add a delicious sweet/sour note. Cherries have a short season, so get them while they last. If you have an overwhelming crop of cherries on your hands (lucky you), invest in a cherry pitter and freeze a sackload of pitted cherries to use in cakes, tarts, and muffins. Or bottle them as a cherry preserve to enjoy throughout the year.