Chocolate Cherry Smoothie


Recipe by: Chef Lenny, @whosagoodlizard This classic flavor combination brings together familiar ingredients to create something not only healthy, but plant based as well! Servings: 2 Preparation: 5 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Instructions 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted cherries 1 ripe banana 1 ½ cups plant-based milk of your choice 1 tbsp. cacao nibs Place all above ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Divide evenly between two 16 oz cups and enjoy! *Additional add-ins will change the flavor and consistency of recipe! Health Benefits Cherries are packed with nutrients, can boost recovery, are good for your heart, [...]

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie2021-07-01T08:58:53-07:00

Cherry and Peach Sangria


Summer is here and we’re ready to beat the heat with our light sparkling cherry and peach sangria! There’s nothing more refreshing than a little rosé, fresh seasonal fruit, a touch of bubbles and a sprinkle of mint. Our fun and cheerful drink is simple to make and is sure to wow the crowd at your next backyard barbecue. Like this recipe? Then you’ll love our cherry gin and tonic and cherry basil hibiscus iced tea! Recipe Development and Photography: Williams-Raines YIELD:  6 servings INGREDIENTS   1 bottle (750 ml) Rosé wine  1/3 cup brandy, cherry or peach flavored if available   1/4 cup sugar  Dash of citrus bitters (optional)  [...]

Cherry and Peach Sangria2020-08-12T15:38:03-07:00

Orondo Ruby® Cherry Gin and Tonic


When the sun gets hot, nothing beats a cherry gin and tonic at cocktail o’clock! This gorgeous drink looks fancy but is actually very simple to make. Make use of seasonal produce by garnishing your gin and tonic with fresh cherries, berries and basil. The syrup can be made with any type of cherry, but Orondo Ruby cherries give this gin and tonic a beautiful pale pink color. Make the syrup ahead of time to give it time to cool. YIELD: 1 cocktail Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS Cherry gin and tonic 2 fl. oz gin 1 fl. oz [...]

Orondo Ruby® Cherry Gin and Tonic2020-05-01T21:07:19-07:00

Cherry Vanilla and Ginger Float


There is a wellness movement happening, and no doubt everyone has tried the fermented drink kombucha by now. It is on the “good for you” list and it’s turning up everywhere you look. So why not try it this summer with some sweet Washington cherries for a grown-up version of an ice cream float? YIELD: 2 servings Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh or frozen sweet dark cherries, pitted and halved 3 tablespoons agave, honey or maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 scoops of a good quality vanilla ice cream (or non-dairy ice cream) 1 (16 [...]

Cherry Vanilla and Ginger Float2020-05-01T21:07:18-07:00

Cherry Basil Hibiscus Tea


YIELD: 6 cups Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines INGREDIENTS 6 cups of water 1/4 cup of honey, or more to taste Heaping 1/2 cup of dried hibiscus leaves 16 oz. frozen dark cherries, defrosted 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish 2-3 limes Fresh cherries, pitted, for garnish (optional) METHOD Place the defrosted cherries in a bowl and give them a gentle squeeze with your hands, or the back of a spoon, to release some of their juice. Set aside. Combine water and honey in a large sauce pan, bring to a boil. Once the water is [...]

Cherry Basil Hibiscus Tea2020-05-01T21:07:18-07:00
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