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.

25 Replies to “Happy Thanksgiving From Overseas”

  1. There are only two things in the vegetable world I don’t like and they are sweet potatoes and radishes, but everything in your photograph is welcome on my table. A glorious picture and one to stimulate me to do something to make my food more exciting today. I am thankful to have a few of these ingredients to hand and I am grateful that you reminded me of how lucky I am.

  2. Thanks for the “sympathetic magic” from across the pond, Susan. Well-received with wishes sent to you for a wonderful day! 🙂

  3. A belated thank-you for your good wishes and for the beautiful portrait of plenty. We try to dwell on all the things we have to be thankful for, but loss is heavy on us this year, and there’s no getting away from that. And count me among those who say a year without okra is a good year.

  4. What a delightful photo, and your good wishes are deeply appreciated. The highlight of yesterday’s dinner, for me, was a pot filled with the best collard greens and ham I’ve ever eaten. We went southern/cajun, and it was delightful — there wasn’t a marshmallow in sight!

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