Thursday, October 15, 2009


I love cranberries -- I love the combination of tartness with sweetness when you use them in a recipe.
(We have berries in Newfoundland called "Partridgeberries" which are somewhat similar to cranberries; makes wonderful jam; and their called "Fox Berries" here in Nova Scotia.)

I don't use cranberries enough. But I do make my own cranberry sauce every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas ("avec a leetle bit of horange". C'est manifique!")


I really, really like to eat these (and many other chocolate covered dried fruits and nuts -- cherries, blueberries, apricots, strawberries, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews). So healthy and so yummy! Right??
These are also one of the things that I hide from my children!
"Eat the fresh fruit, you youngsters!! And stay out of my bedroom! "

And this is something else that I really love to eat - Cranberry Orange Nut bread. But for some reason, I can never bake what I consider to be an adequate loaf, let alone a good one. Nor can I bake a good Lemon loaf. What's with that??
I've tried and tried and periodically re-tried again; but I have finally given up. I'm good (and sometimes great) at so many kitchen things (and some other things). I have decided to leave this task of excellence to another mere mortal!
I'm looking forward to your wonderful cranberry recipes. I think I need to be more adventurous and try something other than cranberry sauce, wadda'ya think?


Auntie E said...

Wow only 67 day til winter! I too love the dried cranberries. Thinking about making some cranberry/Pumpkin bread.

Suburban Princess said...

Ummmm where did ya get chocolate covered cranberries?

Nezzy said...

They make chocolate covered cranberries? Oh, I really have got to get out more! I had English walnuts and cranberries in my oatmeal this morning. Do I walk on the wild side or what? The cranberry loaf look amazing.

Have a great day sweet lady and enjoy your many blessings!!!

Emma said...

I think your recipes sound good!!

I can never seem to cook rice!!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

It's a good thing I haven't noticed those chocolate craisins around - I'd be in trouble! :)

Maybe you'll find a new cranberry recipe linked up today that you'll try!

Thanks for linking up today!!

A human kind of human said...

Over here in SA we do not know cranberries at all but a Facebook friend and budding photographer uploaded photos to FB last night where he took panoramic photos of a cranberrie harvest. It seems that they get floated down river to the plant where they are then processed. Fascinating.

I am beginning to understand the "Doris the Great" part. You are truly great in a kitchen.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love cranberries too! I love cranberries in my apple pie and in my pumpkin cookies!


Bunny said...

Now that I have drooled all over my laptop. LOL I love cranberries too now I have to go and look for chocolate covered cranberries they look yummy and not on my WW but somedays who cares LOL. I have a wonderful recipe for Cranberry scones. I will post it on my blog if you like. Hopefully I can add it to the sidebar with a link to them. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

You had me at chocolate! I believe in a least one serving per day or mama ain't happy!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Bunny said...

Hi again! I added the recipe on my sidebar. Enjoy

Diana said...

Just popped over for a first visit.

Please please come over and share a fav dessert recipe with us!! Can even be one out of your archives. We just want some to try.

Wanda said...

I put dried cranberries and pecans in my Southern Style Cornbread Dressing for's a delicious combination!

Muthering Heights said...

Mmmm, those chocolate craisins look delicious!

SnoWhite said...

I love dried cranberries -- we use them in an orange cranberry muffin recipe -- delicious.

I also like to snack on them paired with dark chocolate chips :)