Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Picking and preserving organic cherries

There is an organic cherry orchard just down the road. The season started late due to the cold and rainy spring/start to summer. So there are still cherries to be picked for the next 2 weeks. The place is on the Cherry Trail and called Old Coralinga. Do give them a go, they are organic and it's great fun to pick your own.

We love preserved cherries in winter. So this was a great opportunity to get some preserving done.

Wash cherries.
Wash preserving jars, lids, rings.Pip cherries. You can preserve them unpipped, of course. Put cherries in jars, top up with water, add sugar. (1 tbsp for No. 20 jars, or 1/2 tbsp of honey.) Or you can add sugar syrup.
Put in preserver, process according to your preserver's instructions.

Gloat.I've got 22 jars lined up in the pantry. Feels good. :)


FarmGirl67 said...

IS there anything more beautiful than pantry shelves lined with home made preserves

Veggie Gnome said...

I am totally with you there! :)))

Mickle in NZ said...

Red currents followed by cherries - lovely fruit jewells to sparkle for you in winter