This tale starts with a word of caution, when your good friend who will likely be skipping through fields of self-cultivated weed well into his late years gives you a plant, expect it to grow.
This journey began years ago with a simple love for cherries. My grandma loved cherry anything! Anytime a new flavour of food or beverage came out in stores in cherry or anytime she was offered a cherry dessert, she was always on board. One time that even included us as children tricking her into eating a sour cherry warhead, the most intense sourness you have ever experienced. My grandma made quite the noise when she realized what we had given her as “just a candy,” but it all ended in laughter and a memory that has lasted a lifetime.