Here I am. In Bar Harbor, Maine.
I haven’t even begun to unpack. I had the sense to label all the boxes, so when I need something I run downstairs, search for the box and take a few things out, and try to consolidate boxes. It’s never going to end. Perhaps my idea of dropping a match and leaving was best. We’ll see.
First thing that was unpacked was one of the KitchenAid stand mixers. Oh, and wooden spoons.
No job yet, so I need to entertain myself all day. Laundry and dishes done. Errands run. helping the Dear One with his business. Still hours and hours to go before girls get picked up at the bus stop and everyone comes home.
What to do. What to do? Oh, wait, there are cranberries in the freezer thanks to my pal Lisa!
One of the fantastic things about this place are the cranberry bushes growing near the marsh at the foot of the property. The Dear One and A canoed out one day and picked a bunch, but they’re earmarked for cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving. But, on her way out of town for a much needed, month long vacation (JEALOUS!), Lisa left cranberries in her fridge for me to play with.
I’ll make some cranberry juice (yes, Ernie, they sell it in the supermarket, even here).
But this Cranberry Lime Loaf was calling my name. Never leave a bored foodie home alone!
- 2 C all-purpose-flour
- 1 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 3/4 t salt
- 1 C granulated sugar
- zest of one lime
- 1/4 C or 1/2 stick of unsalted butter melted
- 1 egg
- 3/4 C of fresh lime juice
- 2 C fresh cranberries
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a loaf pan.
In medium size mixing bowl mix together all dry ingredients including sugar and zest and make a well in the middle.
Mix together wet ingredients then add to the dry ingredient and mix together just until moistened then stir in cranberries.
Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Let cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes then turn out to cool completely.
1 C powdered sugar
2 T lime juice
Mix well and pour over the loaves.
NOTE: Folks around here think the glaze takes away from this loaf and makes it way too sweet. Glaze left off next time.