Saturday, October 6, 2012

gobble gobble

Well, it's that time of year. Turkey day. Time to chop a bunch of local veggies, rub that local bird down with some butter and herbs,stuff it with savory bready goodness, smother everything in creamy gravy, and have one helluva family feast. I for one love turkey dinner. There's just something about loading your plate up with a little bit (or a lot!) of everything: turkey, stuffing, potatoes, squash or turnip, carrots, asparagus, cranberry sauce, and gravy. And we still somehow always manage to fit in dessert. Take that stomach! This year we're kicking it local apple and pear crisp but mom will most likely whip up one of her famous pumpkin pies too. Oh snap, double dessert.

But despite it's epic deliciousness, turkey dinner is a shit ton of work. While my sis is hosting this year with help from yours truly, perhaps this year you'd rather spend that time relaxing with the fam. What's great about living in an awesome city like Hali is that you can head on over to one of our amazing local restos and let them do the cookin for ya. So, here are three pics and amazingly enough they all source locally.

Saege Bistro - Sunday. The cool thing about Saege's dinner this year is they're doing it family style. This means big plates of food for the whole table to pass around and share. Pretty damn cool. For resos and the menu check out the fb page.

elements on hollis - Monday. Elements loves showcasing local and I doubt their holiday feast will be any different. Resos and the menu here.

Edible Matters - Not only are they offering a free range turkey dinner for dine in or take away, but they're also selling local turkeys. Booyah. Their fb page has more deets.

So whatever form your turkey dinner takes, whether you're getting a steam facial mashing that huge pot of potatoes or relaxing over a glass of wine while being served a delicious meal, let's celebrate the NS bounty and keep it local. We even got ourselves a Gaspereau Tidal Bay to round out the local feast. Pretty sure living in a province full of incredible local farms and producers is reason enough to be thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!