I had a bit of a mental block when first starting work on today’s inspiration board: as much as I love Thanksgiving, after dreaming up palettes in gold + aqua, harvest hues & hot cocoa, my Turkey Day inspiration was a little tapped out. But then, while putting the finishing touches on my menu plan, it occurred to me that there was one final shade that’s quintessentially Thanksgiving: the rich hues of cranberry sauce. I paired the deep shade of red with rustic brown & cream details for a look that straddles the line between this month and next as thoughts begin turning to Christmas. And it just so happens that I make a cranberry-ginger relish that is to-die-for, so thought I’d share the recipe as a little bonus today. Of course, there are as many ways to make cranberry sauce as there are to make turkey, and I’d love to hear what y’all think is the best: do you like a chunky chutney? a smooth jelly? incorporating untraditional flavors? Here’s mine:

Cranberry-Ginger Relish

Yield: 3 cups

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  1. In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, ginger, sugar, and water.
  2. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 25 minutes and transfer to a mason jar. Let cool; cover and refrigerate for up to two weeks.

*images: {row 1} girl with horse, cranberry sauce, blanket {row 2} invitation, wrapping paper {row 3} cranberry margarita, cranberry tart, champagne cocktail, napkins {row 4} keep calm poster, dessert buffet, dishes, cupcake

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Comments (7)
  1. 1
    Priscilla Joy November 21, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Oh lovely.
    Great inspiration for Thanksgiving.

    Have a wonderful week.

  2. 2
    Supal November 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Oh Camille! I feel like I’m making your entire recipe site. I’m making the brussel sprouts as a side for Thanksgiving and will have to add this too. As Indians, we don’t have a good palate when it comes to mixing sweet with savory so I was a bit concerned about the popularity of the cranberry sauce. Ginger adds a little spice/kick. I love it!

    Im making vanilla cupcakes for some of the kids and I think pomegranate seeds will be so pretty on top.

    • Camille Styles November 22, 2011 at 7:29 am

      Oh I love love love that idea! It’s all about the little details – amazing how they can make such a big impact!

  3. 3
    Lauren November 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    absolutly love this color and ur blog, so happy to have found it!

  4. 4
    Emily @ NewlyWife November 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    This color has a way of feeling warm and homey, yet fresh at the same time. Love the collage!

  5. 5
    Ridgely's Radar November 23, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Love the red coat! Great color!