Thanksgiving: Beyond the Turkey
As anyone in my inner circle will tell you, I am not known for cooking up lavish meals (which is one of just many, many reasons why E2C partner Kate complements me so well!) I love food and food photography but I’ll leave the recipe in more expert hands. Which is why some are surprised to hear that I’ve cooked the turkey for many a Thanksgiving now. Once the bird’s in the oven though, I can really get down to business… the annual challenge to create a unique centerpiece for the table. Some years are random creations, while other years are inspired by found objects retrieved from a trip to Montana or the Pacific northwest. Ultimately, when the meal begins, it’s the food, company and table which come together to delight all of the senses and create a memorable gathering. Cheers!
Time to make a stand for long-suffering veggies… not only good for the body but nice to look at too! Hooray for veggies!
Antique wood crate, found in Ohio after my departure from my beloved California…
It’s what’s inside that counts, as this stunning purple cabbage proves.
The art in artichokes and the rad in radishes.
Last year’s table was inspired by our family vacation to Montana and the Canadian Rockies. We found the antlers at an antique shop on the way to the airport and then had an interesting conversation with the Delta ticketing agent on how to get these on the plane!
Driftwood and pinecones from Washington and Vancouver Island.
The vessel is bark from a cork tree, purchased from an orchid shop in Kissimmee, Florida.
Thorns from our Hawthorne tree, adorned with cranberries. Use with caution!
Not just your regular ‘ole pumpkins!