My number one recipient of Christmas candy is my college roommate. It is her tastes I consider when planning the candy to make each year. She knits amazing things for us and I send her sweets. I know I have the better end of the deal, but I do what I can. When I came across a recipe for candied cranberries I knew I had to make them. Cranberries are high up on her list of favorite foods. Fall of our senior year of college she went to a cranberry festival and came home with a crate of ten pounds of cranberries. Of course, we decided that was certainly not enough cranberries to get us through the winter so we ordered two more crates and filled the freezer. Cranberries found their way into all kinds of unlikely and delicious places that year. One of our favorites was an often repeated coconut cranberry kugel, but I distinctly remember making sandwiches of leftover duck on homemade cranberry walnut bread with homemade cranberry mustard that almost ten years later still brings a smile to my face.