the patio at celadon
"live a green life of style"™
ok, here goes...i "retired" from the corporate world a couple of years ago because i wanted to experience a real life after years of 80 hour work weeks and constant travel. a year later i realized that i was having a really good time, was always busy (how did i ever fit in a job??) and needed a creative outlet to share my experiences. now i split my time between california and new mexico but...wherever i am...i write about delicious, fresh, local, organic/sustainably grown food.
thanksgiving day circa 2002, jean and rose
This will be my first Thanksgiving without Rose, who now gallops freely anywhere, any day she chooses. The young horse that has boldly taken up residency in the stall where she died will probably need until next year, God willing, to be ready to carry his new mistress forth in the tradition of the Thanksgiving Day ride. So this year, when that welcome autumnal break arrives and I find some way to give thanks out of doors, much of it will be for the many incredible days spent on the back of the generous creature who continuously brought new meaning to gratitude.
1 bag fresh whole cranberries
1 large orange (including peel)
1 large apple (I like Gala)
1 cup sugar
½ cup fruit juice (orange, apple, cranberry, lemon as you like)
½ cup water
Combine all ingredients in food processor for coarse chop. As you prefer, serve raw (use less liquid), or cook 10 minutes over medium heat. Serve warm or cold. Make extra, it gets better with age. Also makes a nice hostess gift!
© Jean Schanberger 2008. Used with permission. All rights reserved.