Not just cooking
I know, there are times when it seems like I do nothing but cook.
But my hands have not ben involved only with cooking.
I removed the border from this challah cover and replaced something that was just OK with African mud cloth from my stash. The mud cloth is a much better choice.
I knit a cowl for my daughter.
This is completed tallit.
Kyra though seemed really sure of what she wanted. I will see if she changes he mind when she comes this afternoon to tie her tzitzit.
OK, a moment about food. last night was the first night of Chanukah. As I have said before, I am not a big fan of latkes. I was willing to be swayed by the pleading of my family and made a batch.
I also made sweet potato and ricotta cheese latkes. Yes, I made apple sauce. I also made a childhood favorite, cranberry relish.
This is how you make it.
Here are the ingredients.
Then in the food processor…
After a few minutes of processing you get…
When it is first made it will be granular with the sugar and the taste profile will be off. I kept kicking myself for adding too much orange. But after a few hours in the fridge, it’s perfect. I suppose you could get fancy by adding a cinnamon stick or perhaps a couple of cardamom pods. The flavor of the simple version is so intense, so perfect on it’s own that you can forget about being fancy. My son asked my why I had hidden this wonderful dish from him for so long.
I think there will be much more cranberry relish in our lives from now on.