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?
Compote is a dessert originating from 17th century France made of fruit preserved in syrup. The fruit is gently cooked in water or spirits with sugar and spices. I used black cherries in this batch but any sweet or sour cherry will DO.