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.
Candy apples! They're gorgeous, they can be as red as blood and the're also relatively easy to make. Be sure to use a candy thermometer. It might work without it, but the thermometer make everything so much easier and less stressful. Have an autumn festival in your kitchen!