Flavor-packed cranberries abound during the holidays, making them particularly well suited to a shrub. The addition of rosemary gives the shrub a Christmassy flavor and the orange finishes it off with a pleasant citrus bitterness.
In the spirit of winter, I’m making a Warm Spice Bacon, flavored with allspice, chiles, coriander, mace, pepper and maple syrup. Winter came ridiculously early this year in Minnesota, so I’m making bacon to cheer myself up a bit.
This tangy lacto-fermented cranberry relish is delicious on a cheese board, or blended with some brown sugar to make a more traditionally sweet cranberry sauce. Even the picky eaters at my table were pleased!