Monday, October 12, 2009

Highbush Cranberry

Highbush cranberries (Viburnum trilobum, trilobum meaning "three-lobed" leaf, not "three-bummed") are face-twistingly tart. Only after mellowed by frosts do I collected them, toss them in a pot, and simmer them into a sauce, flinging in sugar and straining out the flat hard seeds at the end. Highbush cranberry sauce is a scrumptious concoction. It's rich in vitamin C which prevents scurvy, the scourge of pirates. HAPPY SWASHBUCKLING THANKSGIVING!

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