Cherries are in full season here – red, pink, white, dark red, all sorts of colors are available. My favorites are the Amarena cherries, dark and slightly bitter, with plenty of flesh and juice, the kind of cherries that stain your fingertips and clothes… stains that bring many childhood memories back, the kind of stains that I don’t mind anymore. I loved climbing trees to pick these up when I was a kid and the taste of freshly made cherry jam is something that I will never forget.
This is one of my favourite desserts. Rice kheer is a rice pudding made with milk, cardamom, and saffron. Its so simple, yet incredibly tasty. You can serve it warm or cold too so its pretty versatile.