Killer Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

This is a staple at our holiday gatherings. And it’s great on everything, on sandwiches, on scones, on yogurt, on a spoon…

You can’t go wrong with a good cranberry sauce, and you really can’t go wrong with this recipe:

1 cup H2O

1/2 cup ginger sugar

1/2 cup sugar

3 cups fresh cranberries

a couple Meyer lemons or a heaping handful of kumquats, sliced

Put H2O and sugars in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and return to a boil. Reduce heat, and boil gently, stirring occasionally until desired consistency is reached.

Pour into a bowl and stir in citrus slices. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve.

XO

Charleston Spice Co.

Roasting oysters & giving thanks

Hey, it’s been a while, huh? (embarrassed blush)

That’s on me, sorry, sometimes a girl gets all caught up in living life and eating all the food that the blogging and the photo editing fall to the wayside, ya know? (bashful giggle)

A lot has happened.

A lot of food has been prepared.

And consumed.

So let’s start slow, with a recent highlight from Thanksgiving:

Oysters

It’s not really Thanksgiving without an oyster roast.

And what a great way to start the feasting. With oysters, you are forced to pace yourself. There’s no wolfing down an entire tray of hors d’oeurvres or gulping down a whole bowl of homemade chex mix, you have to work for each little slimy nugget.

Oysters

And while you work you chat and catch up. Or you quietly plan how to pack your plate with the proper ratio of food.

This post doesn’t have a recipe, I’m taking small steps to get back into this blogging thing. One whole month and I’m outta shape! But there are so many things to look forward to: marshmallows, cranberry sauce, popcorn nachos….

You read that right, popcorn nachos. That’s not a joke, it’s a future blog post. Stay tuned.

XO

Charleston Spice Co

Oysters