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How to Celebrate National Cherry Month in February

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Cherries are one of the most popular fruits and they also can be seen everywhere from jewelry to clothing. It's no wonder that they have
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their own month! If you're as big a fan of cherries as I am, you'll be excited to hear that February is National Cherry Month. Whether you're devouring a bowl of the fruit or wearing them on your dress, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the month in NYC.

Learn new cherry dessert recipes

You've very likely had Chocolate Covered Cherries, Cherry Pie and Cherry Cobbler, but there are many other desserts made from the tart little fruit. Those who enjoy chocolate can make Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudge, Chocolate Cherry Bars, and Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies. Other dessert options include Cherry Crumble, Cherry Sorbet, and Pistachio and Dried Cherry Biscotti. They're perfect options whether you're making them at home or bringing them to a friend's house.

Learn new cherry drink recipes

There are a surprisingly large number of drinks that have a base of cherry-flavored alcohol or grenadine or incorporate cherries into the recipe. For something non-alcoholic you can make Sparkling Cherry Juice. For drinks that are stronger, go for a Black Cherry Breezer, Sour Cherry Caipirinha, Sour Cherry Cordial, Black Cherry Splash, or Cherry Pie in the Sky. You'll certainly have enough options for every weekend in February.

Incorporate more cherries into your diet

Rumors have been floating around for many years that cherries are really good for you, and it turns out they may be more than just rumors. Many believe that cherries are excellent for improving your health whether it's regarding your sleep or how you feel while dealing with arthritis. If you're interested in the health benefits, talk to your doctor about incorporating more of the fruit into your diet. You can throw them into some yogurt or oatmeal in the morning or have some for a mid-day snack.

Wear cherry clothing

Cherries are everywhere! You can certainly find at least one piece of cherry-themed clothing to wear during each day of National Cherry Month in February. Some of the stylish options you can choose from include a Cherry Skirt, Cherry Pencil Skirt, White Cherry Print Dress, Cherry Bikini and a Cherry Halter Bathing Suit. Whatever your style, chances are you'll find a piece of cherry-themed clothing item that fits into it.

Wear cherry accessories

As with the clothing, there are more than enough cherry-themed accessories to choose from. For those who love jewelry, you can opt for a Cherry Ring, Cherry Cheesecake Earrings, Cherry Necklace, or a Cherry Pendant Necklace. Should you prefer hair accessories, you could go for a Cherry Head Scarf and even a Giant Cherry Fascinator.

Throw on a cute cherry-themed outfit, grab a cherry cocktail and a few pieces of cherry fudge and you're all set for at least one night of celebration. With all the ways to celebrate National Cherry Month in February, you'll be able to continue long after the month is over.

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Why? They taste delicious, are good for you and they're adorable.
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