Cranberries: Cranberries found their place on the Thanksgiving table and it is doesn’t look to be giving it up any time soon. Whether you like it jellied, whole, with orange or some other variation a little cranberry will make it to you plate on Thursday.
Grown on shrubs or vines. When the fruit is ripe the field is flooded and a machine loosens the berries that then float on the water. I want to wade through a bog of cranberries like the guys in the Ocean Spray commercials.
What to look for when you buy: firm, brightly colored fruit
How to store it: toss them in the fridge for 3-4 weeks. Want cranberries all year round you can freeze the whole bag for 10-12 months.
How to prepare it: No prepping needed if you are cooking with cranberries.
My favorite way to use it: To string them between popcorn for christmas garland
Links to some great cranberries recipes:
Sparkling cranberries – These look beautiful but knowing cranberries are very tart I would hesitate to pop that in my mouth
Cranberry Buttermilk Breakfast cake – ‘Cause who doesn’t like cake for breakfast?
Butternut Squash Cranberry Bake – This sounds like a delicious option for our healthy fall dinners