Already we're into the second day of a New Year - Happy New Year!!! everyone. Do hope everyone had a safe and joyous Christmas and New Year celebrations. Always so much yummy fare to prepare and enjoy and all those delicious summer fruits to enjoy. We day tripped up to Stanthorpe just before Christmas and came home with a selection of stone fruit, apples and 7.5 kilos of yummy yummy cherries. Inspired by German Rumtopf I marinated several of the cherries with a combination of sugar, rum and coffee liqueur. These marinated cherries where then included into the trifle, a chocolate-cherry mud cake and drizzled across a serving of ice cream - all very delicious. Also grabbed the opportunity to make up some Cherry Jam which went beautifully with the ham and turkey.