I’ve seen lots of fresh cherries in stores of late. There’s something that I really like about cherries. I think they are absolutely beautiful as a fruit – always perfectly rounded and glossy and just ripe. However, unless you are very organised in your kitchen (like my sister) and have a cherry de-stoner, then you need to be prepared to bake a cherry clafoutis when you are not expecting any visitors.

Cherries will stain badly. No matter how carefully you try to pop the stones out, cherry-stained fingers is not a look that you need with your newly applied manicure. I must remember to put a cherry de-stoner on my Christmas list. Oh, and a manicure!