Fragrant Cherry Chutney
Anything other than an English cherry does not cross my threshold. In the past 50 years, 90% of our cherry orchards have disappeared. Britain now imports around 95% of the cherries sold in our country.
There are those who are trying hard to halt this sad decline, but your support is needed. Don’t buy foreign cherries during our cherry season. Buy from local producers. They are better for you and the planet. Support National Cherry Day events (Saturday 18 July in 2009) and support our own local “Cherry Day” events in Park Farm Orchard each year. Long may they continue!
If you want to see what else is going on in support of the home-grown cherry, visit FoodLoversBritain.com and see what they are doing with “Cherry Aid”.
It has been said that the route of old Roman roads can be traced by the wild cherry trees that grew up from the stones spat out by legions as the marched across the country? Did they have no manners?
A cherry isn’t just for the summer, it’s for Christmas.
Bring back the memories of warm summers in cherry orchards during the winter season by making up a batch of fragrant cherry chutney. Made now it will have matured in time for eating with those cold meats at Christmas.