In this time of late summer produce overflow, you've probably already considered what to do with all those tomatoes, or peaches, or blueberries. If you find yourself with a lot of great produce that might otherwise go to waste, you have a few excellent options for preserving it: freezing, canning, pickling, or turning it into jam. Generally speaking, fruits tend to get turned into jam, and vegetables go the pickling route. But just because that's what folks usually do doesn't mean it's the only option.
It happens to all of us. We get that wooden box of blushing farmers market peaches home to discover that there is that one at the bottom that is all mushed and sad. You send your kids off to camp with a colorful mix of Ranier and Bing cherries to find them after dinner, untouched in the lunchboxes, having baked all day in their plastic containers because today was the surprise ice cream social and ice cream trumps fruit every time.