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A Berry Holiday Treat - Cranberries

A Tiny Berry and So Traditional!

The Cranberry's very color is perfectly suited for Holiday mealtimes and home decor. A string of cranberries mingled with popcorn, dried fruit, baubles, and sprigs of holly or ever- green will add a nostalgic touch to your home.

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Dried cranberries are fragrant and emit an essence that reminds everyone who enters your home that the true Holiday Season is here and being celebrated.

Quick Decorating Idea!

Put cranberries into the water in a clear vase before adding flowers and greenery - an instant Holiday accent!

Christmas decor with greens and cranberries on display, parenting.leehansen.com

Holiday evergreen floral arrangement with cranberries


They generously
give of their color, texture, and essence for our enjoyment and Holiday meals

cranberry sauce photo by roswitha schacht

Fresh Cranberry Recipes

Basic Cranberry Sauce


2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 lb. (4 cups) fresh cranberries

Combine sugar and water in pan; stir to dissolve sugar.

Heat to boiling; boil 5 mins.

Add cranberries; cook till skins pop, about 3 mins.
Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.

Serve sauce warm or chilled.

Basic, beautiful, deliciious and a decorative touch of holiday mealtime cheer.

Historic Colonial Beverage - Shrub

Add a historical accent to your holiday meals with a Colonial drink called a shrub. The Pilgrims were proud to serve this beverage and so should you.

Shrubs served in Colonial days were fruit-based drinks liberally spiked with brandy or rum or whatever spirited drink was at hand!

Today's Version

4 cups raspberry sherbet, softened
4 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cups chilled ginger ale

Spoon half the sherbet into a blender. Pour in half the cranberry juice and half the lemon juice. Process until smooth. Pour into 6 glasses.

Repeat with remaining cranberry juice, and remaining lemon juice. Carefully pour some of the ginger ale down the side of each glass. Stir to muddle slightly.

A toast to you and your loved ones!

Cranberries - they generously give of their color, texture, and essence for our enjoyment and our Holiday meal plans.



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