Just one of the many edible wild berries available across North America at this time of year, chokecherries are rich in nutrients, flavour and colour. Here is a simple recipe to try them out for yourself.
Old-school style beach plum jelly is made without any added pectin. When gathering them in the wild make sure to include some under-ripe berries. A long simmer makes for a good strong set. It's a sticky jelly with a good puckery punch.
I hit the jackpot a few weeks ago at the Whole Foods annual peach sale, where I bought a 25-pound box of Georgia peaches. After making peach jelly, peach mustard, peach jam, and peach butter, I decided to make peach chutney with figs.