homegrown thanksgiving (edible bits and not)
MY LIST OF HOMEGROWN INGREDIENTS FOR THE THANKSGIVING TABLE starts with the bumpy, oddball makings of a centerpiece. Gourds (like the warty or Bule ones), though delicious to look at, are more decor than dinner, but I did grow many edible parts of the harvest feast this year: sweet potatoes (which I’ve cooked with you here before) and Brussels sprouts and white potatoes and winter squash and green beans—and come to think of it, there might be something on the menu made with my apples, too, and garlic and parsley and sage and…well, you get the idea. Did you grow something that’s making its way into, or onto, your spread? Whatever the answer, may yours be a glorious meal, hopefully one shared with those you love, warts and all. Happy Thanksgiving.