Last week when I was at the farmers market I almost bought a bag of cherries. Almost does not cut it! I had bought peaches to make jam and tomatoes that tasted unlike their distant relative from the supermarket. I got to thinking this morning that maybe I had time to pack some brandied cherries. After going to two farmers markets today I found some for $4 a pound. After a few stops (Kitchenware store for an OXO cherry pitter), BevMo for Brandy.. supermarket for more jars and sugar.. I finally got the jars of Rainier Cherries jarred and ready for their 4 month in the dark.. Oh how I wish I had a root cellar!
If you would like to make my Brandied Cherries here is the recipe: