December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving at My Home 2014

This year I was delighted to welcome my family and friends, old and new, to celebrate Thanksgiving at my farm. I want to share some highlights of the day with you. Today's blog will focus on the food, and a future blog will share other special moments. This year's holiday began weeks before with careful preparation. We set three tables in the dining room - two for adults and one for children. Three large turkeys, which came from  Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills (see last Wednesday's blog) were prepared three different ways: in parchment, in cheesecloth, and spatchcocked. Everyone agreed the turkeys were exceptionally plump and juicy. I think the real highlight of the meal were the stuffings that we roasted and served in squashes that came from my garden. For dessert I was proud to serve the pies I had made that very morning. All in all, a beautiful day.