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Thanksgiving Day Turkey

November 22, 2011

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Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Thanksgiving Day is a celebration or gathering of family, friends and communities dating back to 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This feast was held to show gratitude for a bountiful harvest and all the good things in the new Settlers lives. During the 18th century the date of this celebration varied throughout the colonies.
In the early 1880s Sarah Josepha Hale, a magazine editor solicited many politicians to declare a formal date for Thanksgiving day; she believed this effort would unite the nation entering the civil war. In 1883 Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving day. Football followed as did Parades in the 1920s.
The traditionally feast include a turkey, corn, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie and other traditional delights.

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Brine your Fresh Turkey

November 20, 2011

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Brine your Fresh Turkey

Its a great idea to brine your fresh turkey as there is a greater concentration of salt and sugar outside the bird or in the brine and this will flow towards the inside of the bird. As the turkey absorbs the brine solution over a period of hours again entering the cells of the meat, this adds flavor to the bird. I like to experiment, add herbs, garlic, sugar and other flavorings giving your bird full flavor from the inside out.

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Pomanders

December 7, 2008

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Pomanders

Pomanders date back to Victorian Times and is a very easy to make and an aromatic holiday treat. Select 3 firm blemish free oranges 2 – 3 jars whole cloves [1oz per jar] ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger ground orris root [herbal shop] Mix spices and orris root together at a ratio of 3:1; this will […]

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