We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
One of the things we’re most certainly thankful for is the wonderful bounty that our gardens bring to our winter festivities. Our holiday meals always have an abundant influence of our “Alaska Grown” foods.
From our pumpkin pies, to the heavy veggie brine we use to prepare our turkey to the quarts of stock we make from that carefully prepared turkey. It’s remarkable how much flavor, value and sustenance we get from simple seeds.
Our turkey stock this year was darn near free from a veggie usage standpoint this year. We’re using up a ton of our celery leaves, carrot peelings, parsnip peels and other frozen scraps that were simply a byproduct of our preservation. We’ve added a few premium veggies like leeks and onions to to round things out, but overall, we used a lot of things that would otherwise just be composted.
Our four pies are from just one of our Galeaux D’Eysine winter squash that we harvested. We rarely grow “real” north American pumpkins, preferring the excellent depth, flavor and sweetness you can get from a fine, open pollinated French winter squash. A few of these pies will be frozen again, allowing for additional autumn themed treats throughout the long winter.
We just wanted to take a minute to wish you a happy holiday season! We hope things are going well for you and that you get some time to spend with friends and family!