Alas, the company had gone bankrupt in my absence and there were no packages anywhere in any reputable store. But I knew about the disreputable stores as well, so I took myself over to 47th Street and sure enough there in the frozen foods section I found a pink-marbled, faintly sticky package of Indian Trails cranberry relish, undoubtedly thawed out and re-frozen at least a dozen times.
Eagerly I snatched it up, eagerly I read the mysterious ingredients: cranberries, oranges, sugar. (This was before the days when they would have boasted "No preservatives! No artificial ingredients!") I returned to Boston. I tried it: cranberries, oranges, sugar. Based on the original experience with Indian Trails, I assume my home-made version would freeze admirably.
One year, in a restless fit, I added a little powdered cinnamon, but that was silly, and I'm ashamed of myself now.
Mary-Claire van Leunen Digital Equipment Corporation, Systems Research Center, Palo Alto, CA mcvl@decsrc.ARPA or decwrl!mcvlRecipe last modified: 13 Nov 86
Path: decwrl!recipes From: mcvl (Mary-Claire van Leunen) Newsgroups: mod.recipes Subject: RECIPE: Cranberry-orange relish Message-ID: <6518@decwrl.DEC.COM> Date: 21 Nov 86 04:42:21 GMT Sender: recipes@decwrl.DEC.COM Organization: DEC Systems Research Center, Palo Alto, Calif., USA Lines: 56 Approved: reid@decwrl.UUCP Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the USENET copyright notice and the title of the newsgroup and its date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of the USENET Community Trust or the original contributor.