So, some of you may recall my impulse buying of 12 litres of cherries on Saturday.

Today, I finally got around to doing something with them. I pulled out my two canning books, Put 'em Up and Food in Jars and went over the various cherry recipes with Mr. Ivriniel.

From Put 'em Up, we decided to make Black Forest Sauce, and Cherry Walnut Relish.

From Food in Jars we made Sweet Cherry Butter and Pickled Cherries.

Then we also made a couple of batches of Cherry Brandy using a recipe on Serious Eats.

I am so glad I decided to get a cherry pitter on Saturday. It worked like a dream. Just next tie I need to put some newspaper down or something. The kitchen floor looks like a spatter pattern from Dexter or something.