November 15, 2010

This week, with Thanksgiving holiday coming up, I’m going to talk about cranberries. In the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated as a harvest festival on the fourth Thursday in November, and the dinner usually involves turkey with cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, yams, and green beans with pumpkin pie as dessert.

Cranberries are tart little berries that are grown on little evergreen shrubs in bog like land. They are then harvested either by picking, though today, most cranberry farmers flood the cranberry field, causing the berry to become detached from the plant as the berry floats, at which point the berry can be gathered up. They are then sold fresh, as a sauce, sweetened and dried, or as a juice.

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