Cranberry Crisp; no power – again!

Cranberry Orange Crisp

We had some friends over for dinner last night and I wanted to do something Christmas-y for dessert. For me that means cranberries. So last week I sent mon mari off in search of the elusive (here) cranberry. He was successful. Then I went in search of an was cranberry recipe. I was successful. I … Continue reading…

Cranberry Bread; morning coffee

This year, for the first time, I didn’t have to search or make a special trip to a fancy store  to find cranberries. They started appearing in early November, weeks before I was ready for them. Even my local supermarket has had them for the last few weeks. I can only hope that they have … Continue reading…

Braised, Stuffed Pork Loin with Red Wine Cranberries

I love cranberries. Christmas is not Christmas without them. I make cranberry bread and cranberry sauce and cranberry clafoutis. Finding them has been challenging over the years so when I see them, naturally, I buy more than I need. As I did this year. Now I have to come up with some some ways of … Continue reading…

Cranberry Clafoutis

One more dish for Thanksgiving… I originally posted this 3 years ago – but for anyone looking for a quick, easy holiday dessert this is it. As everyone knows, I don’t do pie crusts, therefor no pies. But I’m very inventive at finding easy substitutions. A word of warning about this clafoutis: cranberries are tart, … Continue reading…

Ginger Cranberry Sauce, Cranberries

Once again I am reminded that one should never take things for granted. I am often asked what I miss most about the U.S., with the asker usually expecting me to mouth the clichés of peanut butter (I get wonderful, natural peanut butter) or sour cream (I get crème fraîche, fromage frais and fromage blanc…. … Continue reading…

Cranberry Clafoutis; We have a room!

And they said it couldn't be done! Monday, when it was finally…. Finally, time to move some furniture into our 'den' I wrenched my back.  Not that mon mari needed my puny help to move the furniture around…. It was all the boxes and other crap I was meant to do.   I was totally useless … Continue reading…