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.
Our family's go-to canned salsa. We make as much as we can (sorry, bad pun) and enjoy it all year long! By adding the peaches late in the process they retain their shape and make the salsa look very nice in jars!