I have been processing produce every week with what I find at the local markets, and from the limited harvest of my garden. I have frozen rhubarb, strawberries and cherries. Made and frozen a bunch of chive pesto. Dried a 1L jar worth of oregano. Still to come for early fruits are raspberries and blueberries. So far, we have been eating raspberries as fast as we bring them home, and blueberries as fast as we can pick them.
To change it up, today I put up 5 jars of cherries in the easiest way possible.
Wash the cherries and de-stem, but no need to take the pits out. We have access to Okanagan Bing cherries.
Add sugar, about 1/4 of the weight of cherries in the jar.
Top off with the booze of choice. Today I drained the remainder of a bottle of Jack and a rather nice bottle of brandy.
Shake to dissolve the sugar and then store away in a cool, dark place for about 3 months. Refrigerate after opening.
It is going to be great this fall and winter to pull out one of these lovely summer treasures to enjoy.