If you don’t own a cherry pitter or as me misplaced it somewhere with no trace, here is a handy little trick to pitting cherries for those delicious pies, cakes and salads this season. (The only thing you need is an empty beer bottle or any bottle with small mouth and a chop stick or even a paper clip).
Here is how: simply place the cherry on top of the bottle hole and press the chop stick through it to push the pit out the other side. Ta dah! The best part: the bottle collects all the pits with no mess and no hassle.
Ha, who would have thought? Would you give this a go? What’s your favourite cherry recipe? xo
P.S: And a few other little tricks you might like: peeling kiwis, wine chilling, avocado ripening, coffee and my favourite, the poached egg one.
(Photos by James Ransom - Food52 via Lauren Proux)