I found a recipe to make cranberry pickle from the Odd Pantry. It is awesome. I used dried cranberries as I have never seen fresh ones.
Makes 1 cup
225g (½ lb.) fresh cranberries (I used dried)
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp red chilli powder or to taste ( I used a achar mix store bought)
1 tbsp fenugreek seeds (Had no fenugreek so I used black mustard seeds)
1 cup or more mustard oil
Dry cranberries completely and cut each in half. Toss with salt and chilli. Lay them on a non-reactive tray in one layer, cover with cheesecloth and sun for a couple of days and toss with a clean spoon. Over the days the salt will draw out the moisture and air-dry the cranberries. After 3 -7 days they will look dehydrated and shrivel. Pound fenugreek sees in a mortar and pestle or in a clean coffee grinder. Mix in with cranberries. Place cranberries into a sterilized glass jar. Heat mustard oil in a pot and pour into jar with cranberries.
Cover and enjoy. No need to refrigerate.
Last thursday 27 November we had a flash storm, I went outside and got a photo of it approaching, luckily I was at home to close all the windows. It hailed the size of 20c pieces in our area but other areas did not fare well and got golf size or tennis ball size hail. Lots of damage amounting to $200 million dollars in the whole state. 50 suburbs were affected. Power went out for other suburbs for 18 hours. Because we are on the same grid as the hospital our power flashed off and back on again within 1 minute. My family were the unlucky ones.
I have been drinking lots of powerade especially at work when I work outside as I've been getting heat affected with dehydration and no matter how much water I drink I need that electrolyte or else I end up with a whopping headache.
Linking up with Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T for Tuesday.