Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Walnut Dressing

This is a little more work than a prepackaged mix, but it’s well worth the effort. Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Walnut Dressing 1 2-second spray cooking spray 2 1/3 cups fine cornmeal 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp sea salt 1 cup puréed pumpkin 1/3 cup applesauce […]

Craving Cranberries

Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) share the genus Vaccinium with blueberries and bilberries.  All these berries belong to the Ericaceae family, along with huckleberries, Rhododendron, azalea, heath, and heather.  They grow on long, running vines in acidic, sandy bogs and marshes. Cranberries are native to the northeast United States, Wisconsin, and the Pacific Northwest. Native American used crushed cranberries to preserve food throughout the winter. They also used […]

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Finding Fabulous Fruit

Fruits are the ovaries of flowering plants, and the means by which flowering plants disseminate seeds. Many fruits have developed to propagate by having animals eat them and then deposit the seeds far from the original plant. Humans and many animals depend on fruits as a source of food. Technically, fruit includes bean pods, nuts, […]