Thursday, February 08, 2007

When the Weather Outside is Frightful....

During the "cold season," there's nothing our family likes better than a generous helping of "rubies you can eat" -- also known as Cranberry Relish. Made of cranberries, oranges, apples and honey, nearly pure Vitamin C and very good for you. I follow the recipe my mother-in-law uses, which she got from the outside of a package of fresh cranberries aeons ago: put one package of fresh cranberries, one whole orange, and a cored apple into your food processor. Chop till fine and mix with honey till it tastes fine to you. (Cranberries are bitter, so the amount will vary from person to person!) Sugar works too, in a pinch (as you can see, I had to use here).

But I have to admit I love Cranberry Relish not only because of its goodness, but because of its beauty. Especially in a blue bowl in a spot of winter sunshine.

2 comments:

Kristen Laurence said...

Goodness, the relish looks scrumptious. I've always appreciated the beauty of homemade cranberry sauce. Now I'm off to the grocery store!

regina doman said...

My husband adds that the Really Special Cranberry Relish, which we make on Christmas, has pomagranate seeds in it as well for an even more jewel-like consistency. :)