Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Cranberry-Apple Beets

Well, that took a little longer than expected. However, the kitchen is painted and so is the hallway. Between them they are not a lot of square footage, but what with the cabinets and the seven door frames and the stair railing to paint around, not to mention the wall by the stairs down that can only be reached by ladder, it was some slow work. However, it's done! All I need to do now is paint all those door frames. (And the bathroom, and the laundry room, and the closets, and the basement, and...) It's getting there.

As for this, you will need some frozen cranberries, as fresh are not around at the moment. But you did throw a few bags into the freezer back then, didn't you? This is the time of year I start poking around in the freezer and thinking, oh yes, must use that up.

4 servings
1 hour 20 minutes - 30 minutes prep time

Cranberry-Apple Beets
2 medium-large beets
2/3 to 3/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 large apple
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup apple cider, orange juice or water

Cook the beets, either by covering them with water and boiling until tender (about 45 minutes) or by roasting them until tender.

Let them cool sufficiently to handle, then peel them and dice them. Put them in a pot with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or so, until the cranberries are popped and cooked. Actually, I didn't add the apple until half-way through the cooking, to keep the pieces whole, but it's up to you.

Lst year at this time I made: Turkish Kofta (Lamb Meatballs) and Sour Cream Fruit Crumble Pie. There was also Into the Wayback Machine - February 21, 1962 in two parts.


Sophie said...

MMMMMM.... looks appetizing!

Ferdzy said...

Thanks, Sophie!

monica said...

I made this tonight! it was delicious - I never thought of combining beets and cranberries, and I was delighted to find a stash of frozen cranberries I had forgotten about at the back of the freezer.

Ferdzy said...

Glad to hear that, Monica! Forgotten cranberries at the back of the freezer, are *so* convenient, aren't they? I always try to have some.