October 21, 2013

Oops, I guess it's been awhile since I updated this.  Nothing very exciting has been going on up here, except for the first snow that came on Saturday.  Didn't like that at all!  But with the snow came freezing temperatures and that's what the high bush cranberries need to sweeten up.  At least that's what I've read.

So I bet you're wondering what in the world are high bush cranberries?  Well, instead of me trying to explain them, here's a short explanation about them.  Last year we saw someone stop by and cut some off of our bushes so that's when we decided to figure out what we had that they wanted.  Hmmm, so those red berries are edible and are used for jelly, juice and sauce.  

I check out some recipes and knew I didn't want anything to do with making juice or jelly, but the sauce sounded easy enough.  Jim was all for it and he went out yesterday and picked 4 cups for the sauce.

See, they do look like cranberries, just a little smaller and redder.  I followed this simple recipe.

Simmered, smashed, strained, added the sweetness and cooled.  I tasted it after it cooled and it tastes like a combination of cranberries, cherries and rhubarb.  Quite tasty.

Then I found out that this sauce goes well with moose meat.  Okay, I'm plum out of moose and don't have any beef either.  I think it would taste great on ice cream, which I also don't have.  I guess I should've done a little more reading first, but now I know all about high bush cranberries or saskatoons.   Guess what's on my grocery list?  No not moose meat!


Nancy said...

Probly beef and ice cream. How cool that is to eat from the woods like the mushrooms now the berries. I remember when you found a blueberry patch and even Molly was eating from the bushes lol. Have a great week you guys.

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

See how uninformed I am. Never heard of those berries. Learn something new all the time. Looks really good. Now go get that ice cream, lol.

CAROLDEE said...

Sis..what does the bush look like..oh maybe I will look that up. I think it would go well with TURKEY too since it is relative of cranberries sort of. SNOW ..way too early here and we may get some this week too.. YUCK..
Wonder if we EVER will get some 60 degree days again..

Sherry said...

Looks tasty. You're turning into a real pioneer women :)