Fall Foods & Spices ~ Cranberry Cures

Cranberry {Vaccinium macrocarpon} Stunning, ruby-red berries are the signature of the cranberry vine and a sure sign that autumn has arrived. Exceedingly tart - enough to give one a full face pucker - cranberries are a traditional food of Northern America. The larger variety V. macrocarpon grows in North America, while a smaller variety, V. oxy-coccus, … Continue reading Fall Foods & Spices ~ Cranberry Cures

Sour Power

They’re sour, saucy, and so much more. Tuck in for some new takes on the ultimate fall fruit. Just 560 of the 48,000 acres of cranberries grown in the United States and Canada are organic. Why is the chemical-free crop so small? Cranberry vines produce fruit in wetlands filled with fungi, insects, and weeds. To … Continue reading Sour Power

Kale And Wild Rice Salad With Pickled Cranberries

With its welcome roughage and striking appearance, this salad is well-suited to the Thanksgiving feast. Serves 6–8 4 ounces (½ cup) wild rice ½ teaspoon koshers salt, plus more as needed 1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about ¼ cup) 1 tablespoon country Dijon mustard Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons liquid from Pickled Cranberries 3 tablespoons … Continue reading Kale And Wild Rice Salad With Pickled Cranberries

Roast Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries And Pearl Onions

Pearl onions add some sweetness to the tart cranberries, forming a lovely condiment for the pork. Serves 4–6 8 ounces (2 cups) peeled pearl onions (see note) 1½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 trimmed pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each Freshly ground black pepper 8 ounces (2 cups) fresh or frozen cranberries 1 … Continue reading Roast Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries And Pearl Onions

Whole Grain Stuffing With Fennel And Cranberries

Tart pickled cranberries bring color and balance to this sumptuous, cream-enriched stuffing. This recipe requires dried bread cubes. To make them, spread fresh cubed bread out on a cookie sheet overnight, or bake in a low oven (275 degrees) until dry, tossing a few times, about 45 minutes. Serves 8 Unsalted butter, for dish 2 … Continue reading Whole Grain Stuffing With Fennel And Cranberries

Cranberry-Ginger Clafoutis

For this custardy dessert, cooking the cranberries in sugar infuses them with sweetness and helps juices caramelize while the clafoutis bakes. Serves 6 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, plus more for skillet ¾ cup granulated sugar 2¼ ounces (½ cup) all-purpose flour 2 eggs ½ teaspoon baking powder Pinch kosher salt 1½ cups whole milk 1 … Continue reading Cranberry-Ginger Clafoutis

Cranberry Fluff Salad.

The night before making salad: 2 cups raw cranberries, grounded {1 package = 3 cups} 3 cups tiny marshmallows 3/4 cup sugar Combine cranberries, marshmallows, sugar. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the A.M. {that means before noon-you guys!} 2 cups diced unpared tart apples {cored please} 1/2 cup seedless green grapes 1/2 cup broken walnuts … Continue reading Cranberry Fluff Salad.