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Cranberry-Orange Relish Recipe

Recipe by Elizebett Rocha Bento Eslinger This recipe may not settle the debate on canned versus homemade cranberry sauce, but it's likely to be a hit at the Thanksgiving table or as a spread on turkey sandwiches. And it's super quick to make! It has a lovely citrus zing, doesn’t require cooking, and stores well in the fridge for up to a week.  Ingredients 12 oz fresh cranberries zest from 1 medium orange 1 medium orange (washed, peel and pith removed, and cut into chunks) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 dash of salt 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon Directions Put all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape into a serving bowl (or a storage container if...

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New Bilingual Children's Book about Baking

I’m excited to announce the publication of my second children’s book: Contar Numa Cozinha Portuguesa | Counting in a Portuguese Kitchen! Designed by the talented Justin Eslinger, this 40-page full-color book introduces readers to counting, Portuguese baking, and the flavors and food of the Azores Islands and Portugal. Soon after I became a mom, I wanted to read bilingual books with Maraine, but I struggled to find many options in the U.S. written in European Portuguese. I also wanted us to experience the joy of reading, baking, and learning the language together. When I couldn’t find a bilingual book with a baking theme, I decided to write that book for M, and Baking ABC - English Portuguese was published in 2020.  After printing Baking...

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