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Roasted vegetables with cranberry wild rice

I make this Thanksgiving themed rice dish as often as I think Jon will put up with it, throughout Autumn and Winter. I think it might have been the first dish that I ever cooked for his parents, when they … Continue reading

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Sweet potato puree / Yam puree / Jerusalem artichoke puree / carrot and turnip puree / pumpkin and butternut squash puree (serves 8, generously)

Warning: Under no circumstances attempt to blend regular potatoes in a blender or processor. You will end up with a gummy wallpaper paste mess. It is bad enough that one of us had to do this. Use a masher, potato … Continue reading

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Roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes with cranberries

Ingredients (serves 6) 1 medium pumpkin 8 large sweet potatoes 20 Fingerling potatoes 1 handful of dried cranberries soaked for five minutes in a splash of orange juice Olive oil Salt and pepper Slice the pumpkin into 1 inch wedges, … Continue reading

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Make ahead pureed vegetables

But my family always has a pureed [insert obscure vegetable] and there isn’t one on this menu! Any dinner that involves tradition and family is bound to run up against roadblocks of the ‘but we always have this’ variety. Best … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Plan: Butter Roast Turkey, served with roasted pumpkin, sweet and fingerling potatoes, green beans, apple stuffing, cornbread and cranberry sauce

Total Thanksgiving cooking time=turkey to room temperature time + cooking time + resting time For me, total Thanksgiving cooking time = 30 mins + 2 3/4 hours + 25 mins Therefore if dinner is at 2pm, I need to get … Continue reading

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