Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Best Cranberries Ever!

These are the most wonderful, delicate, beautiful, jewel-like cranberries ever! Enjoy...

Julie's Brandied Cranberries
(from Sunset Magazine "Your Favorite Recipes" Nov. 2008, Julie Wente of Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California)

1 bag (12 oz.) fresh or thawed frozen cranberries
1 and 1/2 cups sugar (I will use less next time - maybe 1 and 1/3 cup)
1/3 to 1/2 cup brandy (Christian Brothers or something inexpensive)
2 Tbsp finely grated orange zest

Mix above ingredients in baking dish (be sure to discard any soft cranberries). Bake uncovered at 325 F until most of the liquid has evaporated (1+ hour) - stir occasionally.

Make ahead and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Brandied Cranberry Image (c) 2008 Jeffery Faris - Brandied Cranberries on Mikasa Confluence

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The National AIDS Memorial Grove, San Francisco, CA

Tom and I visited the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA this weekend while my aunt and sister were visiting. These are some photos that I took and compiled using iMovie on the Apple iMac. [Best viewed on YouTube in High Quality - allow 30+ seconds for the entire video to load and then view for best audio and visual quality.]

~ Jeffery

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Big Ben, London, England

My favorite memory of my first visit to London, England.

Big Ben, London, England
(c) 1997 Jeffery A. Faris

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Montserrat Barcelona, Spain

Montserrat - Benedictine retreat near Barcelona, Spain
(c) 2007 Jeffery A. Faris