Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A brief moment of thanks

In the words of another:

"If more of us are dying of cancer and heart disease, it’s because many, many fewer of us are dying from diptheria, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, rubella, plague, influenza, malaria, common bacterial infections, polio, typhus, childbirth, “childbed” (puerperal) fever, malnutrition, scurvy, &c... The more I learn about the distant past, the happier I am that I never had to live there.  I feel like I won the f^(king lottery every day of my life to have been born when and where I was born, a middle-class American in the late middle of the twentieth century.  ...  I will probably live to die of heart disease, or cancer, or kidney disease, or sclerosis of the arteries.  Hooray!  I’m not exactly looking forward to it, but I must acknowledge how relatively fortunate I have been to have survived this far."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Thanksgiving Links

There's a reason this blog has been lacking in content recently, and soon I will tell you.

For now, here's some semi-random Thanksgiving related links for you.

This is very close to the 'pumpkin' pie recipe I use (for the last four years anyway, since I discovered delicata squashes). Guys. It is so much more delicious than canned pumpkin. If you're a fan of pumpkin pie, try making it from a delicata squash.

Food photography at its best. I want to fall into this picture and hang out/live in this rustic place.

Raising and slaughtering turkeys - the way it should be done.

I've never poached anything (hunting or cooking), but this photo of poached wild turkey makes my mouth water.

And here's a fully-random photo of my dad picking chanterelles on a very wet day Thanksgiving day in 2009.

Mushroom hunting with dad

Have a great week everyone.