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So, I heard through the grapevine that the Berkeley Bowl, a produce market up in Berkeley, had fresh sour cherries. So I drove 40+ miles to Berkeley this morning, timing my arrival to get there exactly when they opened. And sure enough, they had them! beautiful little cherries in 2-lb boxes. The Holy Grail lay lusciously before me, red, tart, and delicious. So what could I do? I bought an entire case of them. :-) Lest that sound super-crazy, I hastily add that a case of sour cherries is "only" 16 lbs, while a case of, say, peaches can easily top 35 lbs. And since I had been planning to buy 10-12 lbs anyway, and there was a substantial discount for a full case, I basically wound up getting 4 lbs free. Or something like that. Anyway, this seemed reasonable at the time. I had forgotten, however, that cherries are Not Like peaches, plums, or strawberries, all of which are pretty tractable in large quantity. Cherries, you see, have lots of tiny little pits. Every one of