I’m still wallowing in one of fall’s favorite foods (cranberries). These tart and healthy berries are said to be loaded with enormous vitamins and antioxidants like tannin. Tannins aid in the prevention of urinary tract infections. Studies have also revealed that they lower blood pressure and improve the immune system in general.

When these cranberries are copious on the market between October to December, I take advantage by purchasing extra and store in the freezer for future use. Moreover, the prices are relatively inexpensive during this period.  Last fall was no different. As a result, I’m now reaping the goodness of these delightful berries.

Decided to make a refreshing and healthy cocktail. I made sure to rinse thoroughly and placed them in stock pot with chopped ginger root  and cold tap water.  Under low to medium heat, berries simmered for approximately fifteen minutes until tender.  After cooling, contents were placed in standing blender and liquified.

With a sprinkle of sugar, my potent cranberry cocktail was ready for consumption. Salud!!20160127_202002


Published by bblake10

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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