Saturday, June 28, 2008
I picked these little gems this morning before the downpour hit. It's 3 quarts, a pint, and an empty mushroom container full. That's pretty much the last of them. I left behind the partials that the birds had already gotten to and a few that were out of reach even with the ladder. I have the batch I picked last weekend in the freezer. I'll probably try a tart with some of those. With this fresh picked batch I'm going to make "spirited cherries". I'm not sure which spirit I'll use quite yet—vodka, rum, or brandy. This venture also requires a canning process—which I have never done before. But it's on my list!
I want to can them this weekend or by Tuesday at the lastest. They're really ripe and I don't want to lose any to procrastination. Especially after I worked so hard to pick all of them. The family went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond today and they didn't have any canning supplies. Sucky. I have a couple of stores in mind that I'll run to tomorrow. If all goes well, the drunken cherry fest will commence shortly.