We are taking a Thanksgiving break with family and friends in California. It is wonderful to see them after many months. It is a beautiful time as year and as we drive from place to place we talk about how much has happened in the last year or two.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and this year I am grateful for many things: (more…)
The story goes that Waldorf Salad was created by Oscar Tschirky, the Maître D’hôtel at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. The year was 1893. Benjamin Harrison was the new elected president of the USA. The USA was entering a serious depression after the stock market crashed That depression signaled huge changes in American life and was accompanied by violent strikes, Populist crusades and a 12% unemployment rate.
Few people remember the depression, lots remember the salad. Funny how life works.
While I am trying to figure out what else to do with all my pumpkin I decided to make a trial run at a true whole food plant-based pie. One that is sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. Last year I made a dairy-free pie that was wonderful! This year the goal is a true vegan pumpkin pie – dairy-free and egg-free as well.
Last weekend I donned my Girl Scout attire (figuratively) and started experimenting so that Thanksgiving prep goes smoothly. I don’t want to be up to my elbows in pie failures come next Wednesday.
No this is not a recipe! It is an homage to our Garden and to the change of season.
It really is fall. The days are shorter and cooler and the light has changed. We expect the first frost sometime between the middle of October to the middle of November. Between now and then it is about harvesting and preserving. (more…)