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Turkey Day Emergency: Cranberries in D.F.?

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Hello all,

Can anyone advise where to find fresh cranberries in Mexico City? My usual haunts have been letting me down so far in my search...

Anyone who has any hot tips will be rewarded with a fantastic recipe for Cranberry Daiquiris... :)

Thanks much!

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  1. I'm sorry, I don't have an answer as to fresh cranberries, but I made a really good Dried Cranberry sauce, oringinating with Ruth in Condechi and posted on Nick Gilman's Mexico City food blog. http://tinyurl.com/6g2odu
    (I personalized it by putting in some fresh ginger in addition to the recipe's ingredients.)

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    1. re: Anonimo

      Thank you, ginger is a great add on to this very open recipe.
      I like to make variations with a basic theme.

    2. I don't know! I am freaking out too.

      Usually you can count on Superrama to have a few bags of them, but I haven't seen them in the stores yet.

      I am doing my Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, so I am going searching tomorrow. I am trying the Superama near Prado Norte/Verreyes area. There are a lot of foreigners around there, so hopefully they will have some. The Superama by my house (close to the WTC in Napoles) doesn't.

      If I find them tomorrow, I will post again - hopfully in time for your party.

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      1. re: JulietInDF

        I think this is too far to go for fresh cranberries, but the Superama on Avila Camacho in Cuernavaca brought some in for the ex-pat community and is planning to stock them through Christmas. Someone from the Newcomer's Club there worked with the store manager to get cranberries and a few other traditional Thanksgiving items in stock for the holidays. I love cranberries, but I'm not sure going to Cuernavaca and back just for them is worth it.

      2. First try calling any of the Costco, Sam's Clubs, Walmart or any of its clones like Superama ( ones close to expat areas, like Condesa) that are closest to you.

        If all else fails read my recipe for Dried cranberry sauce in the link below.

        Hi Gayla, back in Mexico?

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        1. re: Ruth in Condechi

          Hello!

          My report:

          No luck - I checked Costco in Polanco and Mixcoac, Superama in Lomas/Virreyes and Napoles. They do have dried cranberries, so I bought a few packages.

          Finally went to La Criolla in Polanco and bought a few cans of outrageously expensive whole cranberry sauce.

          Also, MIA this year are fresh chestnuts. Usually they are around by now. I love those roasted up and added to stuffing.

          Oh, well - I have copious amount of wine, so who really cares? ;)

          Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

          1. re: Ruth in Condechi

            Hi Ruth, no I'm not in Mexico, drat. Got a couple of trips planned for Spring 2009 and am looking forward to those. Have a great day and Happy Thanksgiving :-)