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Friday, November 27, 2009

Local Thanksgiving A Success!

My local thanksgiving feast was a great success. The turkey, although admittedly a bit tougher than a conventional bird, was delicious, and exactly the right size. The beef roast my brother-in-law brought was terrific. These were the big ticket items, and they were both raised within a few miles of me (the beef across the street).

I tweaked the recipe of my wild-rice dressing to include more local items (hazelnuts instead of pine nuts, and dried cherries instead of raisins.).

The potatoes were local, too. So was the pumpkin, and the eggs in the pie.

Of course, some items cannot be omitted and cannot be obtained locally - yams. Wheat. The wild rice. Cranberries. Coffee. But these items are becoming a smaller and smaller percentage of the feast, and local items are getting more and more important.

And the apple cider, I almost forgot! It was decent - not, I must admit, the tastiest hard cider I've ever had, but it wasn't bad, and it was rawther strong.

All in all, a good time was had by all. Thanks to everyone who came and made it a wonderful time!


It's me again said...

Sounds like a lot of fun there in Bellingham. I shall endeavor to make the Christmas feast as local as possible too, and remember wheat is one of Washington's biggest products, so it is "local" as well.

Meanwhile, any suggestions for what to serve would be welcome.

Aimee said...

I assume this is you, mom? You got a name! Cool!
I wish there were an easy way to find washington wheat. I could probably buy sacks of wheatberries, but milled flour would be tough.