Life Really is a Bowl of Cherries

Cherries served in a bowlImage via Wikipedia

I have written a few times that there are things in the States that just aren't available in Mexico. But, after learning to live without, I have forgotten what those things are. Out of sight, out of mind. (Its true!) Just last week I read a blog that "refreshed" my memory. This blogger, who is also an American living in Mexico, found cherries at a nearby supermarket. To be honest, I was a little jealous. I hadn't eaten a fresh cherry since my last visit to the States, which was 7 years ago! After reading the blog, I was pretty sure that I would probably never get to eat another cherry, ever! (Quite sad really!)

Fast forward to today...My hubby usually stops at one of the local fruit stands on his way home after picking the kiddies up from school. Today was no different. My kiddies entered the house first, screaming, "Mamá! Mamá! Adivina lo que compramos!" (Guess what we bought.) But before I could answer, my 4 kiddies screamed in unison, "Cherries!" (This was actually said in English!)

At first, I thought they had bought maraschino cherries at the local cremeria. But upon further inspection, I discovered a bag full of ruby colored fresh cherries. Yipee! My kiddies were so excited! They had never eaten fresh cherries.

Now I'm not one to complain about spending money, and having my children enjoy their first taste of cherries is just pricelss. But I was a bit curious, because I remembered that Steve had paid about 160 pesos for a kilo of cherries. That's about 12 U.S. dollars for 2.2 pounds of cherries. So, I bravely asked my hubby how much the kilo of cherries had cost. When my husband responded, I couldn't believe what I had heard. Was I hearing right??? 60 pesos for a kilo of cherries! That's a little over 2 pounds of cherries for less than 5 dollars.

Why then, did my hubby only buy a kilo? Because that's all that was left.

We're hoping that the fruit vendor will have more cherries because this gringa wants some good ol' American cherry pie!

With Love,
Leslie Limon

12 comments

  1. 60 pesos? I am heading over your way for my next purchase. Of course, you will probably be standing guard with a shotgun. Glad you could enjoy the fruit of the year. (I added you to my blogroll. Why you were not there earlier, I know not.)

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  2. Albertson is advertizing Bings for 99 cents per pound. We are taking some to San Carlos with us tomorrow.

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  3. Yummy. I love cherries. And i cannot believe that they were only 60 pesos. That is fantastic. I found apples the other day at the super for only 20 pesos per kilo- I should have bought 8 kilos but alas... they are back to 40 pesos a kilo. :( I am going to dream about cherries now.

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  4. So happy for you Leslie! As a Canadian (from the Okanagan of B.C.) I can truly appreciate the delight of your find. Glad you enjoyed.

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  5. Oh I hope I see some around here soon. Maybe it is the "new" thing and they will start showing up. Who knows. I use to buy a whole bag and just sit and eat almost all of them. Yummmm

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  6. Mmmm.... I loove cherries!!! Sometimes we can get them at Costco if we are lucky!!! I'm really happy for you :)

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  7. As someone from WA state where there are cherrie orchards all over the place, i can really apprecitate your post. I love cherries...bing, rainer...mmmmmmmmm...

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  8. Priceless! I hope you got a picture of your girls eating cherries for the first time. I saw them on Friday at a market here, and they were about that price. The man said he's going to get Rainier cherries next month! There are some exciting fruits at the market right now--blueberries, rasberries, dragon fruit, plums!

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  9. Hello there,

    here in Cancun Costco and Sam's both sell a big box of yummy Cherries every once in a while. I think about 2 kilos cost roughly 170 pesos although I don't remember well. I recently bought some (last month) though...

    Not what I would pay back home in German for them (hey, there I could just grab them off the nearest tree during cherry season!) but better than nothing!

    Greetings

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  10. :) One of my girls was just asking if we could grow cherries here in Baja! Cherries are one of those thigns most of them have never had fresh before

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  11. Hi Katie!  Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.  These cherries were a rare treat.  Haven't seen cherries around these parts since.  

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