With Thanksgiving in a couple days and the winter holidays just around the corner, I wanted this week’s Howdy Farm recipe to be festive for the occasion while still using Howdy Farm’s seasonal, sustainably grown produce! And though this recipe's primary purpose isn't sustenance (although it is quite tasty, in my opinion), it will definitely put you in the mood for a delicious Thanksgiving feast. The best part is, it takes five minutes to prepare the ingredients before you toss everything onto the stove and let the magic begin! (Bonus point if you snag the mandarins from our Thursday or Saturday markets!)
Cranberry and Mandarin Stovetop Simmer
Combine the mandarin, cranberries, and spices in a saucepan and add the water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and leave it to simmer! Stir occasionally to release more scent, and add more water if it is no longer covering the fruit.
I have this pictured in a crockpot, which I tried to use originally, but I found that after 15 minutes it wasn’t heating everything enough to start releasing scent. At that point I transferred everything to the stove and brought it up to boil. I even tried transferring everything back to the crockpot after thoroughly heating it, but that still wasn’t nearly as effective as putting it on the stove.
Also, don’t forget to be a little more sustainable this Turkey Day by:
Text and pictures by Corin Tschoepe
Final image by Corey Wahl
Recipe adapted from One Good Thing by Jillee