Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fresh Cranberries !!!!



















I could not believe my eyes when I saw a few packets of fresh cranberries at the fruit section at Tesco, Ipoh !!! I  was practically jumping up and down on my trotters   and  I must have oinked out loud coz Wild Boar asked me " what is wrong with you ?  " Seeing me...grabbing packets of  fresh cranberries  off the rack into the trolley , he thought I have gone crazy ...!!!  He is not a fan of fresh cranberries unlike me, I yearn for it most of the time ....When I can't get the fresh ones, I used dried ones for my bakes which lack the bitterish taste.  Dried ones are sweetened so they are not my cup of tea but fresh ones comes with a slight tang and bitterish...that makes me like it so much.  There were about 5 packets left on the rack and I wanted to take them all but on second thoughts where am I going to store them in the freezer...there is hardly space now that I am almost making fruit popsicles everyday :p  So I  grabbed 3 packets of them.....they came just in time for my Xmas cooking !!!  Cranberry sauce is good for roast chicken or turkey and now I am thinking of cupcakes, cakes and muffins with these  'hard to get' fresh cranberries .   Yay ! Fresh cranberries now filled my dreams...and I noticed that Tesco usually have them in the month of November nearing to Christmas and boy ! I am one lucky Momsie ! Ain't   I ???  And they were fresh and big too !  I will be watching out for great recipes that uses fresh cranberries in the next few weeks and if you happened to have a good one please share with me by leaving your link here for me :)  Thank you and I am so excited now...LOL!  I have to pinch myself a few times to believe that I really have them in my freezer !  And you know what, I regretted not taking the whole lot back home with me , then I could have fresh cranberries all the year through ! 



















Watch out for more cranberries goodies in the next few weeks.......
and have a nice day  :)



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16 comments:

  1. i need to go nearby Tesco to look for this cranberry, because this year i planning to roast my 1st Turkey and need to prepare some cranberries sauce..Thanks for the info.

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  2. Elin, where did you get the Dijon mustard?

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  3. I got mine from the Wah Seng, Ipoh, baking supplies :) Hard to get from the supermarket in Ipoh but I think you can get them from Cold Storage in Mid Valley. I saw them at Mid Valley Cold Storage some time back :)

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  4. Yum! I'm so used to seeing them in canned form.

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  5. Thank you so much for telling us it's BITTER!
    I might have got my own pack of it if you didn't tell me it's bitter. LOL!

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  6. Wendy....hahaha slight bitterish aftertaste but pleasant anyway :) And when you cook them into sauce, with sugar and lemon juice added, it will be fine. You must try once at least once , then you will grow to like it. Goes well with cheesecake and sauce for roast stuffed turkey :))))

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  7. i saw it in Jusco too, on a very rare occasion though, quite pricey for a small packet, if this can be frozen, then i must start to look out for it.

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  8. Sem...yes can be frozen and can keep for months :)))Yup rare occasion though. You can imagine how happy I was to be able to purchase these much :)

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  9. Hi Elin,

    This may be the first time I posted here... Seeing you being so in love with those packets of fresh cranberries made me smile, because, believe it or not, I just bought the same packet of fresh cranberries :). The brand also sounds fresh, Ocean Spray or something like that, I think. I'm keeping it in my fridge and I would like to bake a cranberry upside-down cake with it, because my family love upside-down cake for its caramel sauce. I think David Lebovitz has one of the best upside-down cake recipes out there. I've used his recipe many times. If you want to try it, please go to davidlebovitz.com and look for "Upside-down cake recipe". He did mention that he made it with fresh or frozen cranberries too.

    I hope to see many delicious recipes with fresh cranberries on your blog :).

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  10. RPVN....thanks for the link. Shall check it out and make it myself. I am glad that you too bought a packet of Ocean Spray fresh cranberries :) Fresh Cranberries are best for making cakes and sauce for roasted meat :) Yea, it can be frozen and when you thaw it , it is just as good as when you first bought it :) You have a nice blog and I shall visit it more often :) for it is good to exchange views on certain topics :)

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  11. I want to go Tesco too! Haha, you are so cute, but I think if I happen to be in your situation, I will act the same too. Hope I can get some to bake some cakes :)

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  12. The Holiday season is just around the corner so you will see a lot of fresh cranberries here. Ocean Spray is a famous brand here. I am happy that you are able to find fresh ones there :)

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  13. so far i've only seen it once in jusco. Yes, very rare to see fresh cranberries here..must be expensive too! see i will be lucky as you the next time i go tesco!

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  14. Min...I am cute leh...not sure there are any left coz there were two packets left when I bought them....they may have newer stock since it is cranberry season now in US :)

    Gertrude...over here very rare we see them and they finished fast...I am lucky...last year I managed to get two packets...and from KL Jusco..Ipoh hard to get...so I bought them and stock them up in the freezer so that I get to use them thru out the next few months :) and now Xmas dinner will have some cranberries sauce :p

    Lena....yea maybe now season...but I did not see any at Jusco last week I was there. Guess I was lucky...was there in Tesco at the right moment :)))))

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  15. Elin, managed to get myself one packet of this from Jusco just now. So excited to see them there, haha! I'm thinking hard what I want to do with them :)

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  16. Min so happy for you. Lots of bakes you can do with it.keep in freezer. Can last a few months ;)

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