We received a box of peaches, many of which were bruised, had insect damage, or other blemishes. We decided to cut out the bad bits and make peach butter, reserving the few unblemished ones for making brandied peaches.
Each year, we get fresh mountain huckleberries from McCall, Idaho. They are fantastic fresh, in pies or tarts, or made into jam or syrup. We really enjoy them, and like to stretch them out over the course of the year. This is our recipe for huckleberry jam.