Pickled Cranberries with Rosemary + Orange

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

I’m probably among a small, strange group of folks who have “visit a cranberry bog” on their bucket lists.

Possibly some kind of territorial predisposition having grown up in Wisconsin, I dream of an early autumn road trip to experience the sights, sounds, smells, tastes + feels (read: wade into) the picturesque seas of floating crimson red berries scattered across the state’s central and northern landscape offer during harvest.

Until that day, we’ll continue to amass a small freezer cache each November, happily snacking on, cooking + baking with, and creating new recipes to spread love about this traditionally winter-holidays-only fruit until the next season.

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WEEKEND POST 155

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This was our sixth Thanksgiving here, and we were elated to trade our quiet, intimate November holiday for two for one overflowing with family love + stories + little girl giggles, making our house feel like a home.

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WEEKEND POST 154

From the Author

Driving home yesterday morning I realized where our autumns hide — Virginia! Nothing like the upper Midwest, mind you, but the colors there, even this late in the season, far outshine anything we get in NC. I also realized how fun it is to drive behind a tractor trailer carrying a harvested cotton “module“… as if a giant stuffed bear was travelling ahead of me, unbeknownst to him that his stuffing was gradually coming out in little snowy poofs along the highway! (Four-plus hours alone in the car requires a lot of personal entertainment.)

This floral skeleton is from our yard. A pretty little star, don’t you think?

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Three Salads for Your Holiday Table

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

Just one short week stands between us and the string of winter holidays beginning with Thanksgiving. As the planning commences, why not consider adding a salad to your menus?

This time of the year, when the days darken and the chill creeps in, I find the striking colors and flavors of the season to be an even more important part of the mealtime ritual — a kind of physical and mental reinvigoration. Beginning with good quality fresh, seasonal ingredients, these recipes offer balance and lightness to otherwise heavy meals. Not only that, each on its own is a balance of flavors, colors and textures, and could stand as a light lunch as well.

Show your festive tables and your guests a little extra love these holidays with something beautiful and healthy!

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