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Cranberry Relish Zolafied

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Enjoy this previously published Zola classic!

What to Buy and When

This year I am really paying attention to food prices and availability.Thanksgiving is right around the corner and holiday food conversation is all the buzz.

One good piece of news is this year there is a bumper crop of cranberries! Yahoo! I am from Wisconsin.

Do you know which state grows the most cranberries in the country? Yep. Wisconsin. The sight of a cranberry bog at harvest time will take your breath away.

So, you don’t have to worry so much about cranberry prices this year. You know I suggest you buy them fresh and make your own cranberry relish, but some folks just can’t resist that canned-shaped tube on a serving platter.

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Cranberry Relish Zolafied

Servings: Can be doubled easily. Serves 12 in small quantities.



1 bag of fresh cranberries  (12 oz)
juice of one half of an orange
1 tsp of freshly grated orange peel (you can freshly remove this from the orange or use dried)
6 tsp of Truvia (stevia)
1 cup of water
¼ tsp of salt


Remove the cranberries from the bag. Pick through to get out any spoiled or brown ones. Then put in a medium sauce pan. Add the other ingredients. Bring to medium high so the liquids start to boil. This will “pop” the cranberries. Continue cooking and stirring often for five to ten minutes or until the sauce thickens. It will thicken even more as it cools. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Cranberry Emergency: I’d consider making two batches of this cranberry sauce--one for those with re-calibrated taste buds and one for those who have not experienced Plan Z. Reason is….this level of sweetness is perfectly tart/sweet for us Plan Z dieters.

Your relatives might need another four teaspoons of stevia in order for them to get the sweetness they need. You’ll just use your judgment; knowing your guests.





Marshall Ramsey Joel Pett Michael Ramirez Pat Bagley Pat Byrnes Shoe