Buried Treasure

brandiedcherriesonwindowsillcropLong about now, the summer bounty is over, the winter crops aren’t yet producing, and we start eating the foods we preserved over summer.

Long about now, we remember the brandied cherries.

We don’t make many (we don’t eat many)—one pint jar full. On top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream, accompanying a chocolate brownie, or all on their own, they are a decadent treat. Like much of the summer bounty stored up, they feel like buried treasure when we remember them on a cold, rainy day.