Archive for the ‘Fruit’ Category

  • 2 bags of fresh cranberries, rinsedCranberry Apple Mango Chutney
  • 1 pear – peeled, cored, chopped small
  • 2 medium apples, cored, chopped small
  • 1 mango chopped small
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 large tablespoon of raspberry preserves
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Place all ingredients into a large saucepan and cook on medium heat until cranberries pop and mixture thickens – about 20-30 minutes. Cool.  I like to get little Mason jars or pretty containers and give a little bit to the neighbors or friends each year.  That way a little bit of us is with them at their holiday meal!

This is a great side for your holiday turkey meal, but is also fantastic with pork or veal.  Emily even warmed some up last night and topped with vanilla ice cream!  Yum!


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Perfect for over pork, fish or chicken!  We love this fresh and tangy treat piled high over our pork tenderloin!  Would be perfect for fish tacos, as a side to margarita chicken, or topping your favorite salad!


  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted & diced
  • 1 large peach, pitted, peeled & diced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped fine
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, minced (remove seeds & ribs for milder taste)
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Salt & pepper to taste!   If you pineapple, you can toss dice up a little of that and put it in this as well – nectarines will work just as well as peaches – or add both peaches and nectarines for a variety of flavors!


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  • 1 can black beans – rinsed and drained
  • 2 ears of fresh corn, shucked, rinsed and cut from cob
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Juice of one lime
  • Little lime zest
  • 2 ripe mangoes, diced
  • 1 large ripe tomatoes diced
  • Handful of fresh cilantro – chopped

Mix it all up and enjoy!  Great with fish, salad, chicken – even a mango margarita!  Thanks Jen!

Some other add-in’s you may want to try:

  • 1 small can chopped green chilis
  • 1 large peach –peeled, pitted and diced

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