Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Sour cherries meet their soul mates, tart beach plums. The beach plum jelly base thinkens the cherry jam. The cherries are left whole for a delux presentation. Low sugar pectin keeps things from getting too tame. It's good.
If you're lucky enough to live near an unspoiled coastline (and you know where to look), you can find an uncommon wild fruit that makes a fierce jam.