November is Cranberry Month at Take Six! Each and every Friday we will share with you a new recipe using cranberries. Cranberries are such a beautiful fruit. They, along with blueberries and Concord grapes are the only three fruits native to the USA and Canada. Cranberries are a low growing perennial plant that send off shoots up to 6′ long. When it is time to harvest, the cranberry beds are flooded and the fruit floats to the surface to allow easier collection. A lady I work with lives near a cranberry farm. She sells 5 lb bags of cranberries each fall. I put my order in today!! Can’t wait! I will make a cooked cranberry sauce and bottle it with some of the berries, and freeze the rest for muffins, etc.
Our first cranberry recipe is a fresh cranberry relish. Our sister Paula makes this relish and whipped up a batch for us to see. Can you tell that she is the real cook in the family (since most of our recipes are from her). She enjoys cooking and is really good! Lisa and I cook…kinda just because we have to eat! I hope you try this one, and if you are cooking a Thanksgiving dinner this month, or Christmas dinner next month, it would be a wonderful addition.
Cranberry Orange Relish
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