I decided when the morello cherry tree was in flower this spring that, this year I’d try to beat the blackbirds to the fruit, today was the day, an hour later I had a pan full, the softer side of me did leave the whole top of the tree’s fruit for the blackbird who sat on top of the cart shed watching me. I even threw a few to Betty the hen, she gobbled them down like pigs eat strawberries !
Anyway I filled the Rumtopf half full with stones cherries, added brown sugar and small bottle of Captain Morgan and a bottle of Rose wine and sometime in late autumn we are going to have a nice warming Cherry Rose Rum, with the additional bonus of some fairly lethal cherries, they’d be nice as the base to an adult trifle.
There was enough cherries to make the filling for a cherry pie for tomorrow, pictures to follow.
I also managed to conjure up a delicious cherry syrup for a pancake dessert.
I’ve enjoy today being all domestic, makes a nice change from restoring antiques and old things people discard, I need more days like today.