Monday, November 19, 2007

the relishing of the relish

yes! i really do make mama stamberg's cranberry relish every thanksgiving. honestly.

i have been known to prowl the berry isle in my local market for fresh cranberries and snap up the little crimson gems as soon as they splash down in their faux-bog display. several batches are necessary for holiday consumption and hoarding until a summer sandwich begs to be slathered with the shocking pink concoction.

while i wish that everyone could enjoy the unique flavor of this relish, i know it's not for everyone. still, i encourage you to give it a try keeping in mind, cranberry is not the dominant flavor. this is a dance of dance of cranberry, onion, horseradish, sugar and sour cream. savory yet slightly sweet. tangy and sharp yet tempered with creamy goodness. this is not your grandmother's orange cranberry relish or the number 2 can-shaped cranberry jelly that is a mainstay of many families holiday table. it's a taste delight all it's own. i just wish you were here so that i could express my feeling in interpretive dance.

feel free to drop by anytime during the holiday season with the sandwich of your choice and i'll give you a dollop!


Blogger Brook said...

Oh Monkey! I would so love to relish your relish. The Campbell clan is always looking for a way to liven up our turkey sandwiches after our big family dinner!

5:16 PM, November 19, 2007  
Blogger hi!monkey said...

will you be dropping by with a sandwich waiting for a generous dab, meeting me in the mid-cities for a relish hand-off or letting sam experience the joy of making your own relish?

5:43 PM, November 19, 2007  
Blogger Brook said...

Well I am off of work from Wednesday on....

6:52 PM, November 20, 2007  

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