It’s that time of the year when the market is loaded with cranberries. Their presence remind us that the holiday season is here. And because it’s the peak season for these, the prices are relatively inexpensive. Prices vary; however, a pound of these can put you back $2.00 in certain markets.
These red and tart berries are not only attractive for the table, but they are packed with beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants that protect against damage to the body. Moreover, over the years, many studies have found that the acidity in these berries prevent urinary tract infections (UTI’s).
I love to take advantage of these seasonal berries. Thus, I like to buy and freeze a copious amount to be used up during the year when prices are higher. I rinse and store in ziplock bags.
A little goes a far way. I often use as: syrup for pancakes/crepes, as a side dish for turkey and other poultry. I love to simmer on low heat, cool and make a cranberry drink instead of the store-bought version. Or, as a holiday cocktail (cranberry vodka martini). Also I like to add other berries such as blue, straw or raspberries and fruits and make a refreshing non-alcoholic drink.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
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