Cranberry Sauce with Ginger and Lime, Vegan, Gluten Free.
Cranberries bounce when you drop them. I ought to know because I just spilled a whole bag of them in the kitchen and they hopped from the counter to the floor like deranged marbles. Herding them was harder then herding cats. Speaking of cats; Nymeria Gloves our tabby cat did her best to help me. By help, I mean she sat and silently judged me as I cleaned up. Cats.
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
-A A Milne
“Mom”, a tug at my sleeve as I began to eat.
“Mom”, a tug from the other side.
“Mom” my children aged three and seven, chirped in unison.
“You forgot to do grateful”
And so I had. We grasped hands around the table. A deep breath as I looked around the room into the faces I loved best.
“I am grateful…” Why did I pause? Because this moment always made me tear up, plus it is hard to choose a piece of fruit from an overflowing fruit bowl.
” I am grateful,” …don’t make it sappy …”that it is a mild autumn and we still have fresh herbs from the garden.”
My daughter Olivia said an her birdlike voice:
“I am grateful that Blaua (my mom) is having dinner with us.”
My son cleared his throat, “Can I say two things mom? ” I nodded
“I am grateful that I finally caught a Registeel (A Pokemon) and, and, I forgot the other thing I’m grateful for.”
My hubby smiled and looked around the table and I could see in his eyes that he was overwhelmed that all of us ate together as a family every night. Something he never experienced growing up on a Kibbutz in Israel.
“I am grateful the rain finally stopped.”
We looked expectantly at my mom.
“Did you make dessert?”
“Yes” I answered
“Then I am grateful we have dessert, let’s eat!”
“Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.”
This Thanksgiving I will be making my many layered Rainbow lasagna.
Traditional Cranberry sauce with a tropical twist. The bold tart flavor of cranberries shines with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a gingery back note. This sauce can be made up to four days ahead of time.
- 12 ounces Fresh Cranberries
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 Lime Juice
- 2 tsp Fresh Ginger, grated
- Zest from one lime
In a medium sauce pan place, the water, sugar, and zest. Place over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the cranberries and simmer 6 minutes.
Add the ginger and zest and simmer six minutes more until the cranberries pop.
Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice. It will thicken as it cools. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.