We are now in the middle of the cherry season so why not head to your local supermarket and grab some of these fabulous plump, juicy and sweet fruits. If your lucky and have a cherry tree (the largest cherry tree in the UK is a massive 45 feet tall), then start picking.
We have a cherry tree in our front garden but I only managed to get about 11 ripe cherries off of it because the birds came and ate them all, every single one. Such a shame, but I found out that cherry trees have an interesting history. Legend has it that you can trace the route of old Roman Roads in Britain by looking out for wild cherry trees. It was believed that Roman legions spat out the stones from the fruit in order to mark these routes.
With finding out some history of the cherry trees I also found out that the fruit itself offers not just an amazing taste, but they also have health benefits to them.
- Only 100g of cherries provides 25% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C
- Cherries are a rich source of Melatonin which promotes healthy sleep patterns.
- They are a rich source of antioxidants called anthocyanins.
With all these fabulous benefits in cherries, I thought it was about time that I made a lovely dessert for the girls to include some of this tasty fruit. Now, with the weather being EXTREMELY hot I just kept it as simple as I could to allow the girls to enjoy all the goodness from the cherries with something a little bit naughty, but very much needed in the heat.
All you do is put everything into a bowl and just enjoy!
As you can tell the girls enjoyed it and will be having it again this week. #LoveFreshCherries
How Do You Eat Your Cherries?
*This post is an entry for the BritMums #lovefreshcherries Challenge, sponsored by Love Fresh Cherries (instagram: @LoveFreshCherries).*