Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Rubies in a Jar!


Checking in with my favorite bloggers, like we all do, I discovered Dr. Biggles & gang on a Podcast in November! It was a fantastic show, lots of Holiday (Thanksgiving) insight and some good recipes were shared.

You know when you 'read' a blog, that blog has a voice......I really thought ol' Biggles was going to talk with a whiskey- voiced, southern-drawl......well, I was wrong, not even a tiny twang was heard! He sounded very Californian.

A very interesting recipe was called-in to the Podcast and I thought I might give it a whirl. Especially since the Cranberries were looking a little sad that were left in the crisper drawer from Thanksgiving. The recipe sounded like a winner and I even added some cherries and dried cranberries to the mix in a moment of inspiration!
It was an oven-baked Cranberry relish/sauce, the recipe couldn't be more simple. You mix the cranberries with some sugar & the addition of frozen cherries and the dried cranberries.....along with a jar of Orange Marmalade. So far, so good.

Then, throw the lot onto a cookie sheet and bake away for 45 minutes. All was well, until the juice started to rise precariously to the edge of the cookie sheet. All I could think about was that sticky mess dripping on my cleaned oven!! The day was saved when I threw in a large pan to catch the mess! Really, the juices got thick and no drips occured! False alarm!

Surprisingly, this little mess worked out. Beautiful in a little jar, served with a lovely piece of Pain Polaine, a slice of goat cheese and topped with this relish. This works just fine for the Holidays. I think it will be great alongside the Christmas Capon or whatever you find in the oven on Christmas Day!
Wish you were here!

4 comments:

joey said...

That sounds so yummy...and looks stunning! I wish I had fresh cranberries here so I could try it :(

Anonymous said...

I really wish I was there. Hopefully, I'll be in France around June 11.

Fanny said...

First, i love pain poilane, i love goats (and thus love goat cheese, you might have read my post about the training period in a goat breeding farm). And this combination of pain poilane, goat cheese and cranberry relish sounds so good.
xoxo
Fanny

drbiggles said...

What? No slug gravy?

Great nutrition I hear.

Tourtiere fer Saturday & Turkey for Sunday and BBQ Pork Spare Ribs for Tuesday!

Hugs