for the locavore
Amy Deaver has earned a loyal following with Lemon Bird Preserves, the vivid, creatively spiced jams and pickles she makes in her southern California kitchen. Now, she’s offering cocktail cherries in three versions: straight-up Maraschinos made from Rainier cherries, subtly sweet and bright yellow; Cocktail Cherries, seasoned with finger limes and vanilla; and Southern Smoked Cherries, soaked in whiskey, ready to drop into a Manhattan. Bonus: The leftover syrup is terrific drizzled over ice cream.