Sour cherries are my most favorite fruit & sour cherry jam is the one jam that I am truly addicted to. For added flavor I added a bottle of circa 1970’s German Kirschwasser, or Cherry Brandy, which added loads of depth, taking the jam over the top!
If you've got a backyard, a driveway, or a city park near you, then you've got edible and medicinal plantain. No relation to the banana-like plant with the same name, here's how to turn this plantain into tasty chips.
On one of my trips to Puglia, I discovered a unmarked jar in a restaurant in Martina Franca. One had peppers one had eggplant. The bell pepper one is a local specialty with a kick of chili. One bite and I was in love!
Grapefruit and lemon add a little bit of tart to balance out the could-be-too-flowery flavor of steeped elderflower blossoms, but whether you make infused simple syrup or your own liqueur, the flavor is bright, sweet summer all the way.