Chef Mark Peel of Campanile and Tar Pit loves cherry season. He brandies them. Clean the cherries well, and saute them with sugar and brandy. Leave the pits in. Cool them quickly in an ice bath and then seal them in jars. To serve, heat up the mixture and stir in a little butter to emulsify it and serve over ice cream. Pit the cherries before they are served.
Gloria Tamai and her husband grow sweet white corn in the Imperial Valley. Growing corn in the dessert allows them to have corn very early. Summer corn in California usually comes out in July.