Friday, November 27, 2009

A Locavore Feast!

This year again brought Thanksgiving to Bushwick. However, I wanted to do things a little different this year. As our eating habits have changed quite a bit since last November, I wanted our feast to reflect that. Everything I could manage was fresh and locally sourced, purchased the day before at the Union Square Green Market. I was silly excited about making my pumpkin pie from scratch, and couldn't have been more pleased with how it turned out. I will never go back to canned pumpkin again! I also LOVED our turkey from Di Paola Turkey Farm. I brined it overnight in a mixture of sea salt, brown sugar, and assorted fresh herbs and it turned out so moist and delicious!

As my hands were full of turkey, butter, and other things, and I was trying to cook 800 things at once I didn't manage as many pictures as I would have liked, but hopefully you still enjoy the following!

Hurray for delicious local food!

Our menu consisted of the following:

1st Course:

Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash, Pecan and Arugula Salad
Heirloom Tomato, Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad

Pasture Raised Roast Turkey with Fresh Herbs and Gravy
Oven Roasted Romenesco Cauliflower
Steamed Broccoli
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Pioneer Woman Corn Bread Stuffing
Honey and Rosemary Glazed Carrots and Parsnips


This stuffing was AMAZING! I made my own cornbread and it worked out great.


I kind of bought this cauliflower purely to take photos of it, but it actually turned out quite tasty!



Yay Turkey Success!

Thanks for the photo of the dinner table Andrea!

Pumpkin Pie from a Pumpkin!
Chocolate Brownies
Fresh Whipped Cream






Fun times had by all!

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Erin said...

It all looks amazing! I'm tired just reading all that you cooked though :)

Kate said...

Good job Nick, Just for the reference, that special cauliflower is called romanesco. I love how gorgeous botany can be.

Jessica said...

Wow, I'm totally excited for you and your discovery of local eating. It's so satisfying, isn't it.

You've totally inspired me. I can't wait to start doing more local shopping, cooking, and eating again.