During the holidays, most of us gather with friends and families to celebrate life. This year I would encourage everyone to take a step back, take a deep breath and connect with what is real in their lives. Not the news, not the stories, not the media, not the entertainment, but the people, animals, plants, the sun, the moon and the other tangible and precious beings in their lives.
This process of staying connected, staying with what you know to be real, will help grease the wheels of communication and reconnect you to gratitude, with the spirit of giving thanks. We at Dr. Cowan's Garden have an immense amount to be grateful for this year, for we get to work for a company that is doing good work in the world. We get to bring real food, grown by hard-working organic and biodynamic farmers, to our wonderful, supportive customers. We get to meet and talk about what foods are best for people to eat, to store, to have in their homes and pantries. We get to participate in the real world of feeding people.
Above all, I want to personally thank all of our friends, supporters and customers. Without you, I wouldn't have the life that I have, I wouldn't be able to construct my dream garden and work with my sons.
Be well, my friends. Keep in touch, and happy Thanksgiving.
Is your ovenproof dish buried at the back of your cupboard collecting dust? If so, dig it out, blow away the dust, and give it a good clean; you will need it for this baked fish recipe. This super versatile recipe is a complete meal, especially if you pair it with mashed potatoes; more on this later. You will also love this recipe if you like to keep washing up to a minimum. Although this recipe is made with red snapper, it works equally well with any type of white flaky fish such as cod, tilapia, bass, grouper or haddock.
What pies are on your family’s Thanksgiving table? Are they the usual apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, and pecan? Why not change it up? After all, variety is the spice of life and cake reminds us of celebrations.
This celebration cake is packed with fruits, dried vegetables, healthy fats, and spices. It is similar in texture to carrot cake yet tastes like Thanksgiving. Due to the moistness, mini cake and muffin pans are used, as a standard-sized cake would crumble too easily during the filling and frosting stage. Mini cakes and cupcakes are festively fun and small enough to sample other desserts without feeling overindulgent. (Like that's not going to happen on Thanksgiving 🦃.)