- 3 cups frozen or fresh cranberries (I used 2 cups frozen);
- 1 medium orange;
- 1 apple (I omitted the apple);
- 1 cup walnuts (I used ground walnuts); and
- 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (I drizzled in some honey.
The result was a large portion of relish. And I was the only one in the house interested in eating it. Overall it wasn't bad....a bit tart. In retrospect I should add more fruit, a bit more honey, and prepare this when we are having guests. It would be been ideal on the table for Thanksgiving or Christmas. And apparently it is well known. I was reading a book, a memoir about building a cabin in the Maine woods, and the final chapter chronicled the first Thanksgiving dinner at the cabin. Featured was "cranberry relish made with walnuts and oranges and a freight-car-load of sugar." Yeah, I think I should have used more sweet in my mix. Next time!
The cover of the memoir, Cabin: Two brothers, a dream, and five acres in Maine, by Lou Ureneck
I still have not found the asparagus I froze last Spring. Maybe next week. My latest freezer pull (I take from the chest freezer a few packages to keep in my kitchen freezer, making it easier to incorporate into meals) was cabbage, broccoli, and eggplant. I'm think curries and cream soup this week.