COOK } Red and White Currants

These tiny jewels were beckoning to me from a stall the new FreshFarm Market at Union Market this Sunday. Fresh currants are now in season, and I'm brainstorming ways to use them. They'd look stunning on a cheese plate, and they're deliciously tart alone (notice the empty stems above from my snacking).

Here's what else I'm eying:

Red currant Champagne cocktail, Martha Stewart
Sugar plum and currant crumb tart, Canelle et Vanillle
Strawberry pie with currant glaze, Bon Appetit
Red currant jam, David Lebovitz
Red Riding Hood cocktail, Saveur