Farm Fresh

… Fresh on to the farm. Here is an occassional chronicle of a new family in a small town.

Cherry Bomb

We went with Rainiers instead of Bing’s this year. Somehow we got talked into 20 lbs at the market last week.  The results were:
– 7 1/2 pints of cherry almond syrup. This was an accident due to not processing the pectin long enough I’m guessing.

– 7 pints of mixed cherry fennel almost jam. See above for processing issue. Still, the flavor is delish. Only added 2-3 tbsp of fresh chopped fennel from the garden at the end.

– Some frozen ones to make clafouti out of at the end of next season.  That’s what I did with last year’s leftovers. I used the recipe from “Home Made” my new favorite cookbook.

– Raspberry Cherry Cordial. 1 part cherries, 1 part raspberries, 1 part sugar and 1 part vodka. Hopefully this won;t end up like last year’s cough syrup (why we didn’t go with Bing’s)

– 1 quart dried cherries. Biggest success of the year even though it’s pretty simple! Pit and half the cherries. Place ace down at 145 degrees fro 90 minutes then move to 135 degrees for the rest of the time which was about 6 hours.

– We still have a big bowl taunting me  in the fridge. I’ll update with photos when I get to them.


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