It’s CRANBERRY season!
Did you go? Did you try all things cranberry? Cranberry Crepes, candied cranberries, and even cranberry wine.
October in Canada brings to mind Thanksgiving, Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Pie. BUT in Ontario, October is Cranberry season, and the Bala Cranberry Festival.
Cranberries are native to North America, growing on low shrubs in marsh-like soil. Harvesting happens in the fall when the berries are bright red. Wet harvesting involves flooding the marsh with water, and the cranberries float to the surface waiting to be collected. It is quite a sight to see, a pond with hundreds of floating cranberries. If you have a chance to visit a cranberry marsh, I highly recommend the experience.
Fresh cranberry sauce is a perfect accompaniment to Turkey dinner. Fresh cranberries added to muffin batter, or scones are a sweet way to enjoy these red berries. My favourite way is to mix berries with fresh apples in a flakey pie shell.
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