(My new Paula Deen enamelware pot...love, love, love it.)
I made jam today.
Every summer I try to fill the freezer with peaches, blueberries, and strawberries. What doesn't get used through the winter is made into jam/jelly the following summer.
Last year my aunt's cherry tree was filled with sour cherries. This is a rare event because a late freeze almost always kills the cherry blossoms. If any cherries survive, the birds clean the tree in just a few hours. But last year there were tons of cherries. You could sit in the house and look out toward the pasture and see the cherries hanging in the tree. I grabbed the boys and we picked for an hour or so.
I've never made sour cherry jam before. This is the best stuff. I could eat the whole jar. It's like a Starburst candy. The sweet and sour combination is sooo good.
My kitchen is a sticky mess right now but I know next winter when I'm opening a jar of peach jam, I'll be so thankful for a taste of summer.