Cranberry and rosemary dressing for winter

My sister-in-law complains that all her dressings are the same, and she yearns to ring, somehow, the changes.

One easy way to do this is to introduce a slightly sweeter, fruity, vinegar – this goes especially well with spinach; with peppery leaves such as watercress or rocket (especially if mixed with orange slices and spring onion); and with bitter leaves such as endive.

A simple solution in the summer is to make raspberry vinegar. A just as simple winter version is to make cranberry vinegar. It doesn’t just go well with the leaves listed above, but also over roasted aubergines and peppers (in which case you can serve it warm), or with any salad served with lamb, or, of course, turkey.

Here’s how to make it.

Preparing ahead

If you want to get ahead with this you can make the rosemary seasoning before – it will keep for up to a month in a little tuppa. Chop the sprig of rosemary until you have a teaspoon. Add a tablespoon of smoked salt and the generous grinds of pepper.

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