Sunday, November 1, 2009

Moon Escort

A moonlit night was an inspiration for this free verse
Note: a work in progress
Moon Escort
The moon was following me
every place I went.

A constant companion
that kept me safe
with its visible light.

A gem of jewel
that can out shine
even the brightest star.

This autumn moon
followed me home
on a cool November night.

It pays to be attentive to nights like this when the moon is almost at its fullest. It can be a sure sign that fairies will be out dancing in the woodland. But remember, I have warned you before that people who are lured by their enchanting music and get too close to the fairy rings can disappear from human life for seven years!
I did not have a moon photo of a November night, but thought you'd enjoy thinking about the photo I took of the moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean.
I suppose now that November is upon us you are gearing up for the holiday season and looking over your recipes. I have already pulled out my cranberry/cherry sauce that is great over turkey slices. Try it and see how much better it is than canned cranberry sauce!

Cranberry and Dried-Cherry Sauce
  • 1- 12 0z. container of frozen cranberry juice cocktail thawed
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick broken in half
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1- 6 0z. package dried cherries
  • 1- 12oz bag cranberries( found in produce dept.)
  • 1/4 cup merlot wine
  • Bring first 5 ingredients to boil over medium heat, stirring till sugar dissolves
  • Add cherries and cook 2 minutes
  • Add cranberries and cook till berries pop, stirring occasionally about 9 minutes
  • Pour into bowl and stir in merlot
  • Cool and then cover and chill
  • Can be made ahead one week
  • Discard cinnamon sticks
  • Serve at room temperature

1 comment:

  1. Think I will try this recipe this year. Should have bought dried cherries at the Co-op before I left town. Maybe Trader Joes has dried cherries here in town.