Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cranberry Month! Recipe #1

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

It is so easy, so quick and so good!!!  Goes well with turkey, roast, pork or ham.
All you need is:
1 pkg fresh cranberries (12oz)
1 washed, unpeeled, seeded and roughly chopped clementine, tangerine or small orange
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
Toss all ingredients in food processor, pulse until completely ground.
Makes 2 1/2 cups and can be refrigerated for up to 10 days.

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  1. Yummy, looks so good. I love cranberrys and look forward to this time of the year for them. I'm printing as I type...

  2. Ohhh, this looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think I might just try it! (I'm not much of a cook either - lol) Blessings, Pamela

  3. Hi Tanya,

    This looks delicious and so easy...
    I will have to try this one!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  4. Mmmmm! That sounds delicious! So glad you shared it at One Artsy Mama!

  5. Puts me in the mood for Turkey! Pat

  6. Perfect for Thanksgiving and for Christmas pork and even a leg of lamb!...thanks for the recipe anf a beautiful presentation. Thank you so much for visiting and for the lovely comment. Have a great Sunday. FABBY

  7. THANK YOU for doing the printable recipe!!!! I wish I could figure out HOW to do that! This sounds YUMMY!!! Thanks so much. XO, Pinky

  8. Love cranberry sauce, will watch for more recipes. Thanks, andi

  9. Hi! Just found you at StoneGable. Your recipe looks tasty and easy! Perfect for the upcoming holidays! Thanks for sharing.

  10. That sounds delicious, and easy too. Thanks!
    Have a great week. Here from Foodie Friday.

  11. Looks delish!

    We'd love for you to share your recipes with us at

    Simply Delish Saturday

  12. I love cranberry sauce and this comes just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts!

  13. I make this every year and my family LOVE it! Delish!

  14. This remind me of a recipe I had years ago and lost track of. Great to have it back. Hope to see you again at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. Do you really NOT peel the orange first?!


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