Cherry Jam on my favorite 'Woodstock' bread.
Cherries are in season in California! It is very exciting how early fruit and produce come in season in California. In Virginia, we have to wait until June and July to see our favorite fruits and vegetables.
Besides eating these delicious cherries on their own, I decided to make some jam. I used a quick recipe I found on David Lebovitz's blog.
If you don't have this many cherries, you can cut the recipe down, and it will still turn out great. The jam was slightly tart, with the perfect amount of sweetness. I prefer my jams to showcase the fruit, and this recipe certainly does. By leaving some of the cherry halves intact, you get a nice bits of fruit in the jam. Yum!
AJ could just eat this jam by itself!
So what is one to do with all this jam? It would make a lovely filling for a cake, and could be used for a delicious sauce for pork. But my favorite way to enjoy jam - is a nice PB & J! I never seem to tire of these sandwiches. AJ and I buy this delicious bread at our farmer's market from the Harvest Bread Company. They make a delicous whole wheat bread with poppy seeds and pine nuts. Topped with cashew butter and homemade cherry jam - the combination is unbelievable!