Thursday, November 28, 2019

Some Adirondack Thanksgiving Reading

wild turkey - maleThe Adirondack Almanack will be taking Thanksgiving off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little light, but smart Adirondack Thanksgiving reading.

Check out a couple recipes, try a cocktail, and some stories from the natural world that makes the Adirondacks so unique at this time of year.

It’s best to start with a cocktail. Kim and Pam Ladd, founders of the BARRED! Adirondack Cocktail Contest, are two folks who know cocktails. They put together a few Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes.

Paul Hetzler has a piece on Native Foods on the Thanksgiving Table. Larry Gooley has one on an old time ritual, Nutting Season.

If you’re not into eating crickets, or you happened to be out, maybe apples are your thing. Shannon Houlihan has provided a recipe for a traditional Thanksgiving Apple Pie.

Cranberries, are always a favorite. Ever wonder How Cranberries Get Their Color? Paul Hetzler’s piece All About Cranberries is your an all around primer on the native berry. Also try Annette Nielsen’s Adirondack Cranberry Compote.

In Wild Turkeys Were Once Rare, Ellen Rathbone wrote about the history of the local bird, and her encounters with them. Wild turkeys are an Almanack favorite, and you can read our many stories about them here.

It wouldn’t be the Adirondack Almanack without some tips on sustainability. Be sure to Stuff the Turkey, Not the Trash and check out Annette Nielsen’s ideas for Lofty Thanksgiving Leftovers.

If adventure is your thing, bushwacker Dan Crane has Thanksgiving Thanks For The Adirondack Park.

And finally, you can always find good reading about the Adirondacks, including links to all of the deeper stories published at Adirondack Explorer in our weekly round-ups of Adirondack News and at The Adirondacks Around The Web This Week.

Photo of male wild turkey courtesy Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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