November 15, 2011

Holiday Trend-itions

Written by: Susan Cope

Where has fall gone? Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it is time to start gathering your favorite family recipes to create a bountiful meal for all of your guests. Tradition is important to you, but you also want to show off your culinary skills to your loved ones and prepare something trendy. A treat that will delight their taste buds. So why not make an adventure of it!

Take a trip to your local farmers market to gather inspiration for an outside of the box recipe idea. This time of the year you can find gorgeous squash in every variety, colorful carrots, yams, beets, jicama, vibrant pomegranates and the sweetest treat of all, dates. The experience will inspire you and evoke a sense of curious wonder.

 

You may just find yourself tossing out the canned cranberry and venturing into the world of pomegranate relish with a hint of Arizona lemon zest instead. Or why not even a side of maple and horseradish glazed purple and golden beets? These aren’t your mother’s sweet potatoes with maple and miniature marshmallows.

Who knows! You could be sparking your very own tradition for your family and friends.