Cranberry relish and a wicked good smoothie


Are you ready for the holiday next week? Do you need to bring something and have no idea what to make? Or maybe you’re tired of the same old thing? Have no fear, here’s a cranberry relish recipe that is so tasty you’ll want to dish up a bowl and eat it with a spoon. 9944862_l

Cranberry Relish

12 oz bag cranberries, rinsed
1 or 2 oranges peeled and cut in segments (if large orange use 1, I use 2 mandarins or tangerines)
2 apples cut to fit in food processor
put all ingredients into food processor and pulse until desired consistency. I like it chunky so I don’t pulse long.
then add: 1 large can crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained
1 cup sugar

Mix and chill. stir every hour for 2-3 hours. best if chilled for several hours. You can make it the day before

P.S. It’s wonderful the next day as a smoothie base. Use 1/2 cup or 1 cup if you like it more fruity, add 1/2 c. yogurt or OJ, a handful of ice, a handful of spinach and blend – yum!


Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a great day to reflect on what we’re thankful for.  Me…I’m thankful for a lot of things:

  • My health
  • family
  • friends
  • my nieces saying something funny
  • spending holidays together
  • kitties
  • being blessed or cursed with a creative, non-linear mind
  • sitting outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air
  • internet access
  • fun nail polish colors
  • e-readers
  • wonderful stories by authors I like

Anyway, I could go on but you get the gist of this. It doesn’t have to be something big. Think about the little things – being thankful you’re around to hear a child laugh, etc. So what are you thankful for?

Travel safe and enjoy the holiday!