rainier cherry relish

The sun came up with no conclusion

Flowers sleeping in their beds

This city’s cemetery’s humming

I’m wide-awake, it’s morning

I have my drugs, I have my woman

They keep away my loneliness

My parents have they have their religion

But sleep in separate houses

“Road To Joy” by Bright Eyes


Although initially tempted, I didn’t want to hassle with making a cherry pie with this batch of cherries.  This relish is similar to a good Thanksgiving cranberry relish, a little sweet married with a little tart.  I used this relish in an amazing sandwich that I will be sharing later in the week.  Some other blogger’s relish ideas:

Green mango relish

Cranberry relish

Preserved lemon relish


2 cups of cherries, pitted chopped
1/3 cup granny smith apple, diced
2 teaspoons orange zest
1/3-½ cup of brown sugar (depending on the sweetness of the cherries)
½ cup of apple cider vinegar
Pinch of salt
Pinch of all spice
Pinch of cinnamon


1.    Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sauce pan bring and bring to a boil
2.    Lower the heat to maintain a simmer, cook for about an hour or until the liquid has evaporated

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4 responses to “rainier cherry relish

  1. That’s some beautiful relish—looking forward to the sandwich post.

    You could also probably add a splash of alcohol to the recipe—like maybe some Kirsch, Cointreau, or Calvados if you’re into that sort of thing.

  2. This would be great with pork–or roasted duck! Yum.

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