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Butternut Squash Apple Soup and Thanksgiving Balloons

It’s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.

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Corn Muffins for Thanksgiving

Much has been written about the Thanksgiving meal, which easily piled up to feel overwhelming and daunting, but really doesn’t need to. Butter and season a bird. Put it in the oven on a bed of onions. After an hour … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup, Thanksgiving Balloons, Romanticism and Transience

It’s become an absolute Thanksgiving tradition that the night before the parade Jon and I head to the Natural History Museum to see the giant balloons tethered down under nets, ready and waiting to fly.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies – because nothing says thank you like baked goods

It’s that time of year when we habitually stop and think of things that we are thankful for, then I write them on the totally awesome DIY chalk board that I made (technically supervised Jon making).

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White Cranberry Cosmopolitans – because sometimes a stiff drink can really help

As Thanksgiving approaches it’s good to have a cocktail on hand to combat any seasonal stresses. My in-laws are visiting from Scotland this year, and though ordinarily I would not find this stressful, the last parental visit we had coincided … Continue reading

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British Thanksgiving

What’s not to love about Thanksgiving? Americans eat mashed sweet potatoes covered in mini marshmallows, drizzled with maple syrup, then broilled / grilled to a molten goo. This is amazing.

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The Monday Treat – Ginger Salmon with Bok Choi

I can put my finger on the exact moment where Thanksgiving related food stopped being appealing: Friends Ken and Carrie invited us over for dinner and a game of cards, and I gave in to uncouth temptation and drank a … Continue reading

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This Dinner Will Get You Laid – Pumpkin Spice Pancakes with a Maple Apple Compote

So here’s the issue: the last thing anyone really wants after Thanksgiving is more dinner.

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Thanksgiving wine – no, not Beaujolais this year ….

Back in London my sister Sarah is currently writing a thesis that hopefully will enable her to become a master of wine. Can I just say, what an awesome thing to almost be a master of. I can barely master … Continue reading

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Fancy Cranberry Confit

I love the Thanksgiving Day parade. I love the strangeness of seeing the giant figures floating over the buildings of the Upper West Side. But more than this, I love the night before the parade,when the balloons are inflated in … Continue reading

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