Fresh stone-fruit are simply marvellous! They’re like little round, ruddy, ripe balls of impending summer, all warm golden colours: oranges and reds and yellows and pinks. And dark red and ruby. Mmmmm. Flat peaches and nectarines sooo juicy and sweet I have to eat the standing over the sink and I still have to put my tops in the laundry because the sleeves are all stained and sticky with peach juice. Cherries so ripe and black-red they crush between your molars into rich, tart-sweet pulp and stain your lips blood red. Nom.