There’s a good article in the Boston Globe this morning about a farmer who devotes part of his crop to organic cranberry farming. Once again, you can take out all the considerations of pesticides, non-eco friendly farming etc and it still boils down to the fact that the organic is just a better quality product. I love their description of the “bounce” quality test and the resulting fate of the berries which pass vs those who are, let’s say, “flat”…. “Berries that bounce seven times are keepers. The rest are used for processed foods or compost.” Great, make me want to have some processed food.

As I have said a million times before (and will say a million times again.. (since I only have so many good ideas I need to repeat them 😀 )) if you’re going through all the work of cooking/baking with the measuring, the clean-up etc.  you should use the best quality ingredients you can find. Garbage in, garbage out as they say. So spend a few extra shekels and use the organic cranberries, if not for the health, then for the taste.

The full Boston Globe article is here if you want to check it out.