Carol Crigger's Writing Pages


Born and raised in North Idaho on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, C.K. Crigger lives with her husband, three feisty little dogs and an uppity Persian cat in Spokane Valley, Washington. She is a member of Western Writers of America. She reviews Western books for WWA’s Roundup magazine, mysteries and science fiction/fantasy for CnC Books (Buried Under

Imbued with an abiding love of western traditions and wide-open spaces, Ms. Crigger writes of free-spirited people who break from their standard roles. In her books, whether westerns, mysteries, or fantasy, the locales are real places. All of her books are set the Inland Northwest, the westerns with a historical background. Her short story, Aldy Neal’s Ghost, was a 2007 Spur finalist.  Her western novel, Black Crossing, won the 2008 EPIC Award in the historical/western category. Letter of the Law was a 2009 Spur finalist in the audio category.
Four Furlongs


A China Bohannon Novel
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My mom used to make the best cranberry relish during the holidays. Somewhere along the line, I lost the recipe. However, I found a recipe in the newspaper that, although it isn’t the exact one, sure tastes similar. Here tis. Even my husband will eat it and he hates cranberries.

Jellied Cranberry Relish
1 14 oz. pkg. fresh cranberries, sorted
⅓ C. sugar
½ teaspoon salt
and 1 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
2 (3 oz.) pkg. orange or lemon gelatin
2 c. boiling water
1 c. cold water
½ C. diced celery (or more)
½ C. diced apple (or more)
½ C. chopped walnuts, toasted

Grind cranberries, leaving some whole, and combine with sugar, salt and orange juice.
Combine gelatin and boiling water in bowl. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until syrupy. Stir in cold water, cranberry mixture, celery, apples and walnuts. Refrigerate until set. Good for three days, if it lasts that long. Serves 10-12.
I halved the recipe and used orange gelatin because I like the more intense orange flavor.

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