Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thanksgiving and other celebrations

Look at what grows naturally together in your neck of the woods for inspiration.Involve everyone in the celebration. Those folks that will travel, can bring cold dishes, salads and casseroles that represent their place, their roots.

Plan your menu around the people who will share the meal.
My daughter and her husband will be traveling to the coast for Thanksgiving.  We will have the traditional turkey and a couple of cranberry dishes.  We are in cranberry country here. bogs everywhere. As we speak, the cranberry harvests are taking place. Canberry salsa will star again this year.

Cranberry Salsa  (Provided by Ray's Food Place)

3Chopped tomatoes
2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
5 T lime juice
2 Cups dried cranberries, chopped
3 Green onions, chopped
2 Jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
2 T honey
1/4 C fresh, chopped cilantro

Combine tomatoes, apples and lime juice. Toss to coat.
Add all remaining ingredients, toss.
Chill and serve with tortilla chips


  1. This cranberry salsa looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it! Thanks, cher!

  2. Thanks, Marguerite! We're in Cranberry land, more so than most people think. Everybody tries to combine cranberries in new and exciting ways to make the product more marketable. This salsa should be a hit!

  3. This sound great - my husband bought a big bag of dried cranberries the other day and I didn't really know what to do with them - but now! Thanks!