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Pear-Cranberry Sauce

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Adapted from yummybudget.com INGREDIENTS 1 pint fresh cranberries (about 2 cups) 2/3 cup white sugar 2 ripe Asian pears or other pears, cored and diced (peel is optional) 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/3 cup orange juice PREPARATION Cook cranberries and sugar over medium heat until cranberries start to burst open, about 10 minutes. Add diced [...]

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Cranberries

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British journalist Alistair Cooke called cranberry sauce an “unchallengeable American doctrine” of Thanksgiving dinner. Sauce can be prepared in many ways: with orange zest, ginger, cabernet, or sour cream. Each family’s favorite is a pixel in the portrait of our melting pot.

Preparation Tips

To make cranberry sauce cook cranberries in 4:1 water to berries, adding 1/2-1 cup sugar (depending on taste). Cook till soft and mash. Can also be used raw in a relish, by processing with oranges, little sugar, spices and nuts.

Storage Tips

Fresh cranberries are very hearty, store in a sealed plastic bag for up to two months in the fridge. Be sure to discard any bruised or shriveled berries first.
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Roasted Cranberry Sauce

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By Delilah’s Farm for The FruitGuys INGREDIENTS 1 bag cranberries 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary, sage, thyme, or a combo Juice of 1 orange Grated zest of one orange PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss cranberries with sugar, oil, and fresh herbs. Put on a rimmed baking dish [...]

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Thanking your Turkey: Traditional Dinner is Healthy

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Holidays and food often evoke memories of overeating and sleepiness, perhaps brought on by Uncle Ed or Aunt Bertha’s long-winded story at the other end of the table.  Holiday menus provide comfort, but does the turkey and mashed potatoes offer anything special nutritionally?  Can stuffing ourselves on traditional food possibly be healthy? Let’s look at [...]

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Orange-Cranberry-Pear Relish

Adapted from foodnetwork.com INGREDIENTS 1 small Valencia orange 1 12-ounce bag fresh or frozen cranberries 1 Bartlett pear, cored and cut into chunks 1/2-cup light brown sugar Pinch kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper 3 Tablespoons toasted and coarsely chopped pecans (optional) Preparation Cut the orange into small wedges and place, including peel, [...]

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