Just across the street from our house is forest.. Along the edge there are berries called "choke cherries" that I pick when they turn dark burgundy.. They are rather sour to eat like that, but I can't resist eating them and getting a sour mouth.. I generally pick them (about one gallon), wash them, put them in a very large pot with just 3 cups of water, and cook them till they fall apart stirring often.. They have rather large pits which I get rid of by straining the mixture through a strainer with larger holes.. I now have the pulp and the juice that goes back into the pot to reduce somewhat.. I then add my sugar..... Tons of sugar.. Tons and tons of sugar till the mixture is acceptable and sweet.. I remove the pot and let it cool.. I put the mixture in jars and in the fridge.. The syrup is the most delicious thing on vanilla ice cream.. Mixed with either ginger ale or club soda.. On top of yogurt.. I can go on and on with what to do with the syrup, but it is good just plain with a spoon....... Has anyone else heard of Choke Cherries and what do you do with them ??? THE REST OF THE BERRIES WE LIKE WATCHING THE BEARS COME AROUND AND EAT THEM..