Called ibimi or bitterberries by the Cape Cod Pequot Indians and later dubbed “crane berries” by European settlers — who noted that this berry’s vine blossoms resemble the neck, head, and bill of a crane — cranberries add a sweet tartness to this harvest snack mix.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS: 2 cups sunflower seeds, raw 1 cup pine nuts 1 cup pumpkin seeds, raw 1 cup cranberries, dried and sweetened 1 cup raisins
1. Measure all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined.
2. Transfer some to a festive bowl to serve as an appetizer. Makes 6 cups.