Thanksgiving Favourites

It’s almost Thanksgiving!  And in honour of the holiday that celebrates the harvest and local food, we’ve rounded up a number of our favourite Thanksgiving-themed recipes from the past two years.  Apparently, we’ve never cooked a turkey here at Adventures in Local Food, but we sure do love cranberries and pumpkin!

Cranberry Sauce Recipes

One Last Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup and Sweet Potato Pudding

Grated Carrot Salad

Pumpkin Soup

Maple Parsnip Soup

Biscuits and Apple Crisp (at bottom of page)

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownie

Also on the Thanksgiving theme, Mary Ellen sent along the poem below by Longfellow.  She writes, “A harvest poem to celebrate harvest in NS.  The bitter-sweet realization of time and seasons passing.  If you love poetry, Poem A Day is a wonderful daily free poem that pops up in your inbox for a moment’s contemplation.” Thank you Mary Ellen!

The Harvest Moon
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A touch of cold in the Autumn night
It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes
And roofs of villages, on woodland crests
And their aerial neighborhoods of nests
Deserted, on the curtained window-panes
Of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes
And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests!
Gone are the birds that were our summer guests,
With the last sheaves return the laboring wains!
All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves;
The song-birds leave us at the summer’s close,
Only the empty nests are left behind,
And pipings of the quail among the sheaves.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Favourites

  1. I just decided this week that I will cook Thanksgiving dinner this year. Some years I (somehow!) forget about it until it’s over. My Hong Kong/Indian friend has requested “something with maple”, so I think your parsnip maple soup fits the bill! Thanks.

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