Sunday, December 12, 2010

Giveaway Winners! And Cranberry Sauce

Oh, wow, has it been a busy week! Sorry that I'm back here with the results a little later than planned. But, without further delay, here are the winners:

The Random Integer Generator gave me 4, 3, and 1, which means that Rachel wins the ornaments, Andrea wins the wrapping paper, and Kristina wins the cards. Ladies, email me your addresses and I will get those off in the mail to you!

Thanks to everyone who entered. I'm sorry that I don't have something to send to all of you, but I'd love to share a little something with you as a treat if you didn't win (or even if you did!).

I love cranberries, and this is the time of year where I cook with them a lot. Cranberry sauce and cranberry pies are my favorite!

I always make this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving, and sometime for Christmas, too. It's very simple and fast. This is my mom's cranberry sauce recipe:

Cranberry Sauce

* 3 cups of cranberries
* 1 cup of sugar
* coarsely grated rind of one orange
* 3/4 cup orange juice

Put all the ingredients in a medium pot and cook on high heat, stirring regularly, until all the berries pop (about 10 minutes). This will thicken as it cools. That's it! (I told you it was fast).
The recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. I usually triple it. :) I also like to use fresh squeezed orange juice with it, though it tastes good either way.



  1. How exciting! Thank you so much!

    And I love cranberries. When I first moved to England, they were terribly hard to find. But now most of the grocery stores carry them at Christmas--thank goodness!

    K x

  2. Huzzah! I can't believe I won! : )

  3. Katherine - you won my canning label inspiration contest - yay! Please e-mail me at stevie(at) gardentherapy(dot)ca or check out this post so I can get your $20 GC to you.

  4. Wow! Lots of things have been happening around here since I've had a chance to sit and take a walk through my favourite blogs! I love your tattoo and my hat is off to you. I could never go under the needle to have a needle! You're very brave. It seems so very very different to see your Christmas all cold and wintery when ours was hot with floods to top it off

  5. Happy 2011 to you! Hope you're OK, I haven't heard from you in ages.


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