first, I thought that I was a little late to the party, posting a
cranberry recipe after Thanksgiving had passed. Then I realized that now
may be the actual best time to post a cranberry recipe since after
Thanksgiving there is usually a glut of cranberries on the market, and
prices drop after the Thanksgiving. Well, at least in America.
was fortunate because although you can find fresh cranberries in Paris
around Thanksgiving (for les
Américains, and with a little searching), they’re very
costly. And even after the fête,
they don’t discount them since the sellers don’t quite realize that the
stress of having to find fresh cranberries is not longer an issue once
Thanksgiving has passed. And most of us tend to forget about them.
However I love cranberries and hoard them whenever I find them at a
last year, as a fluke, I was at a supermarket and saw baskets for only €1
each, about $1.25. (Marked down from €6 each, or — gulp — $9 a basket.)
So I swooped down, and bought them all. And for the holidays this year, I
had a freezerload of fresh cranberries at my disposal.
few weeks ago, a reader contacted me, asking whatever happened to the
cranberry-raisin pie recipe on my blog. I did a search and, indeed, the
recipe was gone. When I moved the site to a real blogging platform around
2004, the old pages from my “blog” (which back then was simply a website
that I updated as much I could, before I knew what a blog was), couldn’t
be moved over. So like the proverbial dog eating someone’s homework, I
could say that the internet ate it.