02 December 2009

Food Glorious Food

We've not posted anything food-themed for a while and since it IS the season to over-indulge, I think this will be a lot of fun...if you cook. If you don't cook, it clearly will not be much fun for you.

So Mrs. Gamgee over at Hobbit-ish Thoughts and Ramblings is Beta testing Blog Hop as a method of organizing a holiday recipe exchange.

Take a moment to click "you're next" at Mr. Linkey (below and left), post a favorite holiday recipe and help Mrs. G work out the bugs.

My submission is my Aunt Diane's recipe for Cranberry Relish for People Who Don't Like Cranberry Relish. It is actually cherry relish with a few cranberries thrown in, to-wit:

2 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
2 cups dried cherries
1 cup (white) sugar
1 12-ounce bag cranberries
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground cardamom

Bring juice to a boil in a heavy, medium saucepan.
Remove from heat.
Add cherries and let stand 10 minutes.
Add sugar, cranberries and spices.
Cook over medium-high heat until cranberries burst, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours.

Sauce thickens as it cools.

4 comments:

Country Girl said...

This sounds AMAZING...TNNK eats cranberries out of the bag, out of the can...you name it. And we planted her her own cherry tree to satisfy her cherry craving. This should be a hit!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

This sounds great! I've never been a big fan of cranberry sauce, but I could be persuaded to try this.

Thank you for helping me figure out the blog-hop!

JuliaS said...

I like cranberries AND cherries - I am beyond certain that I will definitely like this! YUM! :0)

Nancy said...

Sounds heavenly. Will try this one. Thanks.