Ontario Cherries are finally arriving on the tables at farmer’s markets and on the shelves at your favourite grocery store. But the season is short, so you need to act now so that you can enjoy them all year long. And what better way than to preserve them in a Brandy Simple Syrup. You’ll be enjoying their deliciousness over ice cream or in the cocktail of your choice for months to come.
You’ll also be making a wonderful Cherry Mostarda. Mostarda (also called mostarda di frutta) is an Italian condiment made of candied fruit spiked with a mustard-infused syrup. Traditionally served with meat dishes like bollito misto (a speciality of northern Italian cooking), it is also a fantastic on a cheeseboard. The combination of the heat from the mustard with the sweetness from the Ontario cherries makes this the perfect condiment for the meat you will bbq this summer or the roasts or vegetables you will glaze over the winter.
Join Christine Manning, owner of Manning Canning and long-time preserver, as she walks you through the all the basics of jar sterilization, safe canning practices and important do’s and don’ts of canning and preserving. You will also get a copy of the recipe and jars of your preserves to take home at the end of class.