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Monday, February 27, 2012


Smack dab in the middle of the state is Wood County, which is known as the heart of cranberry country. Wisconsin, who earned cranberries as their official fruit in 2004 has several growers of the super fruit, 250 to be exact. These growers harvest 60 percent of the nation’s cranberries and for 17 consecutive years have held the top ranking for producing.

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Cranberry recipe:

Citrus Cranberry Relish
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 medium navel orange, peeled, chopped and seeded
1 medium tangerine, peeled, chopped and seeded
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup reduced-calorie pancake syrup
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons ground allspice
In a saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 cups.

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