Sift all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container away from sunlight. To use, sprinkle ribs, brisket, or chicken as if you were putting on heavy salt and pepper.
From Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country by Lolis Eric Elie and Frank Stewart, Ten Speed Press 2005.
Sally Schneider of Improvised Life shares five ways to make the most out of fresh cherries: iced, cooked, with goat cheese, in ice cream, or as a milk shake.