the scene of the crime

i love the arrival of summer fruit, especially when it is british and has the sweetness and depth of flavour that show it’s in season, local and exactly what you should be eating, because nothing can beat it for deliciousness.

i picked up a box of cherries at the local market and managed to restrain myself by not eating the lot over the weekend. half have been stoned and are in the fridge in a light syrup; the other half are being pickled. and the stones are being put to very good use, to make me another batch of homemade kirsch.