Facebook and Twitter as well as on our Washington Gardener yahoo discussion list to tell me what they gave grown in their gardens that will end up on their Thanksgiving tables this past Thursday. For my own part, it was just decor -- dried hydrangea, various seedheads, gourds, etc. Though reading through the many replies, I could have done herbs as well. Now giving myself the V-8 forehead slap! Here is a summary of the replies:
Peppers (green and red).
~ Mary F
Parsley, oregano, bee-u-ti-ful kale, potatoes + maybe carrots
Pumpkins I grew will be in my pies, sweet potatoes (with maple syrup we made), corn relish that I canned earlier
Beets w/ greens, pickled lemon cukes, butternut sq -- Oh--forgot the dried corn for cornmeal stuffing!
Great question! Unfortunately my "garden" consists entirely of decorative houseplants, none of which will be on people's plates
Parsley, sage, green onions are all making it into the dinner.
Sage, rosemary, leeks, and Brussels sprouts from my garden will be part of our dinner.
Beans and herbs! Also pork and chicken which have occasionally spent time uninvited in the garden...
~ Holly Heintz Budd
Pumpkin for the pumpkin pie; raspberries in the raspberry pie; mesclun and lettuce for the salad; freshly steamed broccoli; carrots and rutabaga slices as crudites; and mashed potatoes.
~ Denny Schrock
Fresh rosemary on the turkey.
~ Stephanie Simpson
Decor is good. I will use some rosemary and sage and...drum roll...chestnuts - plus decor.
~ Helen Yoest
Sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, carrots, onions
~ Miriam Brescia
Sage, rosemary and thyme. The parsley is from Eastern Market . . .
~ MD Smith
Yes, I am using the sage and rosemary,
Parsley, thyme, turnip greens. Still got kale going. Separate thought of use for decorative cabbage/kale - I bought a bouquet at Whole Foods that I love – decorative cabbage cut up the stem so it looks like a bouquet. I love that look and idea.
Cauliflower (two large ones), brussel sprouts (baked with bacon and pecans), sage, and rosemary
So what do you grow this year that ended up on your havest feast table?
Disclaimer: that is NOT my table pictured here, but one of my relative's. Those of you who know me well, know I don't even have a formal dining room!