Summer fruits

I cooked up my last bag of unpitted cherries this evening. After trying to fish out all the pits (I’m definitely pitting them all before freezing next summer,  if we have a good crop), I added some frozen apples from one of our trees or perhaps they were from the feral (but delicious) apples from our neighbor (also cooked and frozen).

I then added some rhubarb-strawberry jam from last summer, too, so it’s quite the summer memory now concentrating in the microwave.  Yum.

A bowl of concentrated summer fruits. A summer treat in winter

I just wish I could easily take some back with me to North Carolina, but the regulations about home-cooked jams are rather nebulous, and in some cases rather strictly prohibit home-canned jams and fruits.