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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday’s Turkey Day Tips

If you missed this week’s posts, Trees to Stew On, Frosty Wishes and The Last Bit of Autumn Fun, find some leisure indoor time. Catch up on your garden and landscape design reading this chilly Thursday morning. If it's not apparent, the tipping point of the winter freeze is closing in.  Everything in the landscape, even the ponds and lakes begin icing up. 

So onto the last bit of autumn fun - Thursday's Turkey Day tips. In need of some tasty ideas for the holiday festivities?  Here are a couple of Ina Garten recipes; a must try for Turkey Day. These recipes were tested out last evening by partaking in  part of our local library's Cookbook Club. So click on the Roasted Potato Leek Soup and Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli recipes and give them a go. 
The best part of this Cookbook Club is using fresh ingredients we grew in our own garden. It makes the recipes extra special with freshness you can't beat. Last month's recipe was a pear pie. With so many Asian Pears from our own trees, swapping out pears for apples was an easy decision. Extra Asian Pears were brought in, which turned out to be an even bigger treat.

With last night's recipes, the fresh leeks, potatoes and garlic were all home-grown. Making these dishes with edible plantings from our own garden add a tasty and fresh aspect, which speaking of edible planting, the Garden Trends Research Report was recently released by the Garden Writers Association Foundation. Good news for 2015. The edible gardening plans indicate that 58% of consumers still intend to grow edible plants next year. And when you use fresh ingredients in your recipes, well, you can just tell. So don’t be part of the group that gave up due to lack of success or that it was too much work. As Corita Kent once stated, “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.” 

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