Compot de Cirese

At the Bolfosu household and like all other families in the village of Cricova, they harvest their own fruits and vegetables. In their backyard my host family grows their own cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, apricots, grapes, strawberries, and own apple and cherry trees. The cherry trees really stood out to me. All of the cherries from the tree are fresh and ripe, sour and sweet. My host-father Slavic told me that I have unlimited access to the tree, so I have been sneaking back there from time to time..

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During dinner my first week, Svetlana, my host-mother, served me a drink. It was served hot and tasted similar to a cider, except it was a flavor that I had never had before. The “cider” is called Compot de Cirese, which translates to Cherry Juice, and believe me it is incredible. It is somewhat rich and very sweet. The best part is, is that it is very easy to make. I would highly recommend it if you are up for it. It is quite simple.

Ingredients:

1 pot of water

1 lb of cherries with pits

1/2 cup sugar

How to make:

Pour cherries and sugar into pot of water

Bring to a boil

Serve hot or refrigerate (it’s great both ways)

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