And here we go!
My neighbor’s cherry tree. We don’t know what it is but we call it a cherry tree.
The baby and I spent an hour or so collecting these cuties.
A couple hours later, they were all pitted, all 2 1/2 lbs.
The pits to prove it!
Mixed with other ingredients:
In the pot they went:
And we got this.
We made four jars. This chutney is so excellent. It is my favorite. If you would like to make some of your own, here is the recipe.
Mywool’s Excellent Chutney
2.5 lbs pitted cherries
1 lb peeled, cored, and chopped granny smith apples
2 inches ginger root, thinly sliced and chopped
12 cardamom poda – seeds only
1 cup raisins
2 1/2 cups unrefined sugar
1 T sea salt
2 c cider vinegar
1 c red wine vinegar
Combine and boil all ingredients for about 2 hours till reduced by half. Let it cool and bottle.