Friday, October 29, 2010

Fabulous Fall Foods - Last Week!!

I can hardly believe that October is coming to a close and this is the last week of Fabulous Fall Foods.  Time is just ticking away!

Again, you will have until Wednesday to post your recipe, (anyone can join in).  Post your recipe to your blog, then come back here and leave me a comment that it is up.  I will check it out and put a link on this post to your site.  Then, on Thursday of the coming week, I will draw a name from the magic pot.  The lucky winner will take home the Gooseberry Patch cookbook, Homemade Harvest with maybe a surprise tuck-in or two.  So come on, whip up some fun fall food. That kind of mail is always super fun to get!

Here in our neck of the woods, there are a few cranberry bogs.  This time of year you can drive up to the Longbeach Peninsula and find stands set up along side the road with cranberries for sale.  I always try to get up there and grab a bag or two.  Cranberries are one of my favorite fall time and holiday time flavors.  Delishious!

Fruity Cranberry Chutney

2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
24 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
2 medium oranges,  peeled and sectioned
1 medium tart apple, peeled and coarsly chopped
1/2 cup dried currants or golden raisins
1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsly chopped
2 tablespoons finely grated orange peel

In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cranberry juice, vinegar, ginger and allspice.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat;  simmer, uncovered for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

Stir in the cranberries, oranges, apple, currants, apricots and orange peel.  Return to a boil.  Reduce heat;  simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.  (This is my favorite part.  I love to hear the cranberries popping!)  Cool to room temperature.  Transfer to a serving dish;  cover and refrigerate until chilled.  
Makes about 5 cups.

Now, traditionally you think of cranberry sauce or chutney being served with turkey, right?  Try it on some grilled halibut.  To.Die.For.!


lorijo2003 said...

Here's my post!

Adrienne said...

Oh gosh - I've never thought of it on fish ... gotta try that one!

Here's my link:

Stacey's Treasures said...

Yum, I love craberrys & they are so good for you.
My post is up.


My post is up now...


Love Bears All Things said...

Paula, I'm sorry that I didn't participate sooner.
I've posted a recipe for you...on my photo blog..Sweet Home Alabama.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sorry I didn't get to participate! I've just got too much going on around here. And it doesn't look like it's gonna let up anytime soon. ***sigh***
But I have been enjoying the recipes!
That harvest mix was a hit!
Thanks for sharing it!!