Happy Thanksgiving From Overseas

Display of seed-grown vegetables at a flower show

Although the British don’t have a Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve been fortunate to have been invited to celebrations over the years and remember some of the treats that will be prepared for family and friends. This is the best I could offer as sympathetic magic. There are no sweet potatoes here to be mixed with pecans and brown sugar and topped with marshmallows, and no asparagus for the casserole, but anyone who had a quarter of these raw ingredients would surely feel thankful.

Newcomers here might be preparing to congratulate me on growing all of these but most of you will know at a glance that this is not my handiwork. The strikingly purple potatoes you might have spotted towards the bottom centre are ‘Salad Blue’.

I wish you all a happy day, wherever you are, and I’ll be thinking especially of those readers who keep this holiday special.

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