Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Another Thanksgiving come and gone. It's pretty amazing to think about how much has happened in a year.

And what a feast we had (16 people I think?). These photos won't do it justice, but I can't go another year without recording the menu and the recipes. Believe it or not, I think the broccoli was the group favorite.

pumpkin garlic knots by Adge
assorted crackers (thanks Ryan!)
cheese plate
        roasted fennel and white bean dip by Adge (like this but no cheese and lots of miso)
       green apple slices
       olives (thanks Ryan!)
       roasted pumpkin seeds (thanks Morgan!)
        fancy sparkling water (thanks Alan and Dana!)
        ginger ale (thanks Ryan!)
        seasonal kombucha
        mulled wine by Adge
        much beer (thanks everyone!)

lemony broccoli
roasted squash with smoked paprika, pine nuts, and fried sage (this recipe but with a mix of squash and yams)
mashed cauliflower (this recipe but with virgin coconut oil and bajan seasoning as well as thyme)
mashed potatoes by Alex and Eleanor
fig tempeh (too much port in this recipe--I would reduce by at least 50%)
puff pastry-wrapped lentil loaf  stuffing another stuffing by Alex and Eleanor
green olive bread by Adge
refrigerator pickles (red onions, summer squash, green beans, with sage and peppercorns)
mushroom gravy
cranberry-pepper sauce

pumpkin pie with toasted spices

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Eve

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! The world seems particularly messed up this year, and/but I am really looking forward to sharing food and ideas with friends.

Also, Adge and I have been brewing our own kombucha for a while now, and we made a ginger pomegranate and a (pumpkin) spice for the party.