Thursday, November 24, 2011

NaBloPoMo Day 24: Thanksgiving

I am excited about the day of feasting ahead. My brother got a beautiful turkey from Vermont via the Green Grocer in Portsmouth. I am about to prepare some Tiverton grown butternut squash, which I'll smother in French salted butter, and season with fresh sage from the garden. We have local carrots too, and onions, garlic, shallots and herbs as ingredients in various other dishes. This day's focus is the feast, and so why wouldn't we get the best tasting, in season things to feast on? 


There is so much to do though, so I leave you with this beautiful quote from Barbara Kingsolver, and wish you a  good, safe, comforting holiday. 


"Wake up now, look alive, for here is a day off work just to praise Creation: the turkey, the squash, and the corn, these things that ate and drank sunshine, grass, mud and rain, and then in the shortening days laid down their lives for our welfare and onward resolve. There's the miracle for you, the absolute sacrifice that still holds back seed: a germ of promise to do the whole thing again, another time...Thanksgiving is Creation's birthday party. Praise harvest, a pause and sigh on the breath of immortality."
-Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


More Food, Less Pain, 
x-L

3 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I'm going for simple this year and everything is in the oven and cooking. I only have to make the creamed onions and heat up the rolls. I hope your feast is wonderful. :)

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  2. Oh Zazzy, I've read your last few posts but have been so busy that I haven't had the time I'd like to take to comment on them thoughtfully. The post about your Dad and Mom was heart-wrenching, and the one where you reference Pema Chodron's teachings really hit home with me...I'm a gonna catch up with you on the other end of this crazy NaBloPoMo thing. Thanks for reading & hope your Thanksgiving was great! x

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  3. I'm impressed with your substantial posts on this holiday week. I was really struggling (and failing) to get anything 'in'! happy thanksgiving!

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