What to do now? Is there anything I can do towards saving the world, making it a better place for everyone to live in?

Anyone who's read my postings in this corner of the blog universe knows I think that the current (and apparently future) resident of the White House is, if not the unholy one himself, at least his moronic cousin, the animatronic fellow. And that things are getting worse and worse and who knows where it will all end? Certainly not me.

But, as someone most pointedly said to me in my open comments, instead of complaining and etc, how about taking some positive action to make it better?

As Swami Vivikenanda pointed out:
"Once we know that all life ends in the grave, what shall we do?"

I think sharing this recipe for the amazing side dish my sister served at Thanksgiving dinner last night is a positive first step. Thank you, Judy. It was superlative.

Cranberry, Ginger and Lemon Chutney

(My sister thinks she recalls the author's name as B. Smith.)

Serving Size : 12 (Or one or two or three people, depends)



1 medium lemon

12 ounces cranberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup crystallized ginger -- finely diced

1/3 cup onion -- finely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper -- seeded, minced

1 clove garlic -- minced

1 stick cinnamon

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt


Grate yellow zest from lemon. Cut away and discard white pith.
Halve the lemon crosswise; pick out seeds.
Cut into 1/4" dice.

Combine all the ingredients in a stainless steel pan.

Bring to a boil, stirring to help dissolve sugar.

Reduce heat; simmer until sauce is thick and cranberries have burst.

Remove cinnamon stick just before serving.

Serve at room temperature.

Will improve the disposition of anyone -- even Republicans who are STILL unsatisfied.
And it keeps for a long time.


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