Friday, October 8, 2010

Pure Goodness II



Cranberries. A wonderful gift from nature.

Each year, I look forward to the inevitable return of Autumn, and especially, to Thanksgiving. Within this Thanksgiving weekend lies another tradition, the Cranberry Festival. The fields are flooded, and the cranberries rise, and what remains is a rather vibrant sea of rich red...









Of course, cranberries are not only enjoyable to look at, but they are incredibly good for you. Whether using them in a sauce for on top of salmon, enjoying them in a juice or even tea, the benefits can truly improve your health, especially consumed little by little each day. In fact, according to research, cranberries are one of the most beneficial foods you can eat, and "are full of antioxidants, which protects cells from damage by unstable molecules called free radicals." (link) It can help build your immune system, fights disease–causing bacteria and even aid in weight management. (more here) There are so many different, fabulous recipes, useful tips, and pretty ideas, like this one...

I am very much looking forward to delicious cranberry sauce with my turkey this Thanksgiving weekend, and maybe picking up some cranberry tea at the festival! Thank you so much for all of your visits and wonderful comments this week—I'm looking forward to catching up with your blogs over the next few days. Have a fabulous weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!

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images: 01, 05 / 03, 06, 07 / 02, 08 / 04

27 comments:

  1. I simply can't figure out how you always find a way to get me amazed at your posts, Sarah darling. Thanks for being a part of my days :p You're such a sweet addition to it :) Have a fancy weekend. Hope you were enjoying yourself!

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  2. love, love, love all these images. those tea cups! I'm so addicted to tea cups and flowers. hope you're having a beautiful weekend, darling!

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  3. Hi Sarah,
    Great post...intresting, beautiful and full of inspiration.Thnaks you.
    Have a lovely autumn weekend,
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  4. I adore cranberries! And all of these images. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Sarah! xoxo

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  5. Such a beautiful post , Sarah. I love the brilliant red. I love mixing florals with stripes and plaids. Beautiful images.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Teresa

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  6. Sarah, yes it's Pure Goodness. Each photo is absolutely inspirational & beautiful. You have an amazing way of telling a story which always has a happy ending. Have a wonderful weekend.
    xx's

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  7. Ah, I adore cranberries! And how sensuous they are too - like burgundy wine. xx

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Sarah! I would love to be a fly on the wall in your kitchen over this holiday - food, place settings, decor, movies, relaxation, I feel you do it all with such style!

    You find such lovely color combinations all the time. Whenever I see posts like these ones I want to totally redecorate!!

    Mischa Barton looks so fresh and beautiful in these photos - haven't seen her looking like this for a while. Stunning!!

    Best wishes for the weekend, and P.S. I am LOVING Vancouver - must get around to all the places you've suggested I try (cafes, boutiques, etc), and one of these days would love to connect with you.

    Enjoy.

    x

    Caroline

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  9. I'am very happy to know your blog, is very beatiful and very glamorous, thanks for your images its very nice,....à bientot, un abarzo, Esther

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  10. I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving celebration,
    Hugs
    Cecilia

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  11. Mmmm, these images are just divine Sarah! I love the pop of cranberry in home, fashion and food--and you captured it so exquisitely!

    Hoping you had a wonderful weekend! It's been cozy here with fires in the evening as it cools down by the beach at night.

    xo Mary Jo

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving back to you beautiful Sarah -wonderful friend, stylish gal and blogger extraordinarie!

    Hope that you had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones.

    ox, Mon

    P.S E-mail is coming soon.

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  13. Monika -- I've been meaning to email you, also :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend, as well, thank you,

    xoxo

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  14. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I love cranberries, in a sauce of course, but also as a juice, tea, jam. How chic, brilliant your Thanksgiving post is....I think you have just inspired me for our Thanksgiving in late November

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  15. This post is just so striking and lovely! I think I spy some red currants there too. I used to love cranberry juice (with some blueberry or pomegranate), but haven't lived where I can get my hands on it for a while. That's soon to change, though! You've definitely given me a wee craving though, my dear!

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  16. This post is utterly delicious in every way! Truly enjoying stopping by and reading your fabulous posts everyday :)

    xo,
    dCc

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  17. I shall definitelt have to start weaving cranberries into my diet. Thanks for the info, Fiona

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  18. beautiful collection of photos :) love it

    x
    Nicole
    http://nicolefranzen.blogspot.com/

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  19. Lovely cranberry post, Sarah. You've accomplished making me crave cranberry sauce (I have been so busy I haven't as yet allowed myself too many thoughts of the Thanksgiving dinner I will be cooking, but also made me think about the health benefits of cranberries. I always think about berries, raspberries, blueberries, even throwing a handful of dried cherries or cranberries into my salad, but I really should be using them more often and plan to look at the recipes you have offered in your link. I've gotten away from cooking lately because of my schedule, but am tiring of restaurants (believe it or not) and am craving some new recipes.

    Hope your week is fabulous, Sarah! xoxo

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  20. Heather -- I wish I could mail you some of the most delicious chocolate with cranberries. It's from a local shop and is DIVINE! I hope you get your hands on some soon...

    daily cup of couture -- wow, thank you so much! That is so kind :)

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou -- that would be delicious! I should try that too, thanks. And, also, I hope you get a chance to try a few new recipes!

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  21. Such a pretty post Sarah and that cranberry crumble, oh my, it looks heavenly. Hope you had a wonderful Thanks Giving xx

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  22. Hmmmm, such a yummy and visually appealing post! You always deliver sweet Sarah!:-) XX

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  23. Love this mix of shots. Such a diverse range and so colourful. Really enjoyed it!

    http://redumbrellachronicles.wordpress.com/

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