I have shared the delights of Cherry Clafoutis and passed on a Cherry Jam Recipe. I am planning on making some Cherry Vodka/Schnapps (always a wonderful treat) and bottling some cherries. None of this will make a significant dent in the volume of ripe cherries burdening one particularly good old cherry tree at the bottom of our land.
Last year storms ruined the cherry harvest, all the fruits split and rotted on the trees which was very distressing. I do not want to waste this years bounty. Cherries are big business in these parts, our village is famous for them and even hold an annual Cherry Festival (which was sadly lacking in local produce last year)
I need help. Any ideas for cheap things to do with cherries? There is only so much cherry jam we’re likely to consume and I’m at a bit of a loss. I was thinking about drying some, but have never actually tasted dried cherries. Does anyone out there is cyberland know if they’re any good?
Please remember we have a tiny freezer so an icy preservation is not really an option for our tree-full of cherries.
All ideas will be very welcome! I’ve shared, now its your turn. What do I do with all these cherries before the ants eat them?
For a more self sufficient future