Sunday, November 28, 2010
This Thanksgiving, I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather and start what is hopefully a new family tradition: family harvest day. While the weather had already taken the basil, I'd sown beets and carrots earlier in the year, along with celery (already harvested for the stuffing.) Sparky, his dad (our official harvest photographer) and I went out into the brisk November afternoon and got into the dirt.
After wrestling with the root vegetables, Sparky and I hoisted my giant plume of lemongrass into a pot for indoor safekeeping to keep company with the other herbs overwintering in my dining room window: rosemary, thyme, parsley and chives (sorry, but the sage does just fine outdoors during the winter even if it would make the window more poetic.)
After the harvest, Sparky and his Dad went outside to participate in that other important holiday tradition: football. Our dose of healthy fresh air, fresh vegetables and good earth was indeed the best sauce for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Labels: Sundays with Sparky