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Old carton label for Arrow New Jersey cranberries.

Old carton label for Arrow New Jersey cranberries.

We have reported on the annual NJ Cranberry Festival for the last two years. In 2013 we posted Eileen’s recipe for homemade cranberry sauce—it’s so good that it is worth repeating, and you will never go back to that gelatinous version found in a can.  Wegman’s has 3 pound  packages of cranberries displayed as you enter the store.

Recipe link

Wegmans

Wegmans

As for the label above, Native Americans in New Jersey did grow cranberries which they used for food, medicines and ceremonial purposes. We don’t know if they liked them with turkey and pumpkin pie, nor do we know if there were buffalo in Jersey.  The Lenni Lenape and the Delaware Indians did spend time at the Jersey Shore, and they probably preferred seafood to meat.

Of course, Indians were participants at the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Historians believe that cranberries were on that menu along with seafood, corn, vegetables, and turkey.

And since Thanksgiving is a family holiday where new memories are made each year, here is Bette Midler with “Memories of You.”

 

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

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