Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, although most people had their big dinners yesterday. It’s sort of optional here which day of the three-day weekend you choose to pig-out. We chose yesterday. That way we can eat well again today by digging into the leftovers. You might be wondering what vegetarians eat on a day traditionally reserved for turkey, so I’ll tell you.
Wild rice pilaf
Roasted vegetable & red wine gravy
Delicata squash with maple syrup
Swiss chard with garlic
Hap Joëlle’s stewed fruit (an adaptation of Nashville’s Hap Towne’s famous stewed raisins)
and for dessert
I made everything from scratch, and about seventy-five percent of the ingredients were actually grown here on the island – a lot of it by us. It’s part of our 1 mile diet (our garden plot is at The Commons, about a mile away).
So what does this have to do with writing? Not much. Except that I am so grateful for living here, with my husband, and having this opportunity to write in such a beautiful place. I’m thankful every day, but especially today, for all of you, my imaginary online friends, as well as the friends I see every day. And thankful for my family and their support for my writing and just my life in general. And of course, I’m extremely grateful for my wonderful agent and fantastic editor too.
So to all of you out there, whether you celebrate the holiday or not, Happy Thanksgiving, eh?
Posted by: Joelle