National Cherry Day 16th July 2013.

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013

Did you know that just 10 cherries can make up one of your five a day? They can help fight disease and are also great tasting as a topping, sauce or as a filling for a pie.   They have been rumored to help you sleep and defy the effects of aging.

The Romans first brought cherries from Persia and introduced them here in Britain.  Some even say that ancient roads can be traced from the spots where marching Romans spat out there seeds and caused a new tree to grow!

The main goal of National Cherry Day is to raise awareness about the need to maintain our traditional orchards!   If everyone eats one home-grown cherry, the future of British cherries will be looking up in no time!

Ideas for Cherries;

  • Sweet Potatoes With Cherry Glaze
  • Cherry Pie
  • Luxury Cherry Cheesecake
  • Puffed Cherry Pancake
  • Pork Fajitas with Smoky Cherry Salsa

So why not pick up a bag of luscious cherry’s from your local supermarket and make something special with them.

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