Cherries in Provence are simply wonderful ! Now we have the first ones , called " Burlat" : someone offered me a bag of them and as cherries don't last more then two or three days I thought to make some jam . So I rattled them off and put in a jar with sugar, a vanilla bean and left overnight : in this way the sugar makes a sort of "cold cooking" ,then I cook the syrup till almost caramelized and at the point I add the friuts and finish to cook . The jam in this way keeps all the flavour and taste of fresh fruits ,and the color also. Well.....while the cherries where waiting in the jar my partner began to taste them and he found that they were very very good .Then he put some cherries and syrup in a glass , added some rosé wine and ice cubes .....can you imagine the end? We finished half the cherries in one day . Simply addicting . It's the drink for June's parties !!