I’ve loved reading the Thanksgiving posts and articles that have gone up this week. It seems like everyone is preparing for the big day. Except me, of course – I’ll be attending the Thanksgiving celebration of a friend from my bookclub, and I’ll leave all the difficult turkey-cooking to her. I’m a little sad that I won’t be cooking the meal myself, but I’m excited to share the holiday with my friends in DC. And it gives me more time to concentrate on pie – my true obsession this month.
Recipes I want to try, as found on the Internet this week:
- Yogurt panna cotta with maple and pears at Cannelle et Vanille
- Pumpkin ice cream at David Liebovitz.
- Stuffing muffins (brilliant) with chanterelle and pears from the New York Times
- A fabulous butternut squash cheesecake, from Adventures in Shaw.
- Homemade vanilla extract, from Mango and Tomato. I’ve been meaning to do this forever – I go through vanilla extract like water.
And in other pre-Thanksgiving news;
- The Washington Post taste-tests frozen pie crusts. The verdict? They suck.
- Find out which Starbucks baked good is worth buying at The Tipsy Baker.
- I’ve been having a ton of fun watching the tweets from DC’s first Cupcake Cart, Curbside Cupcake. Now if they’d only come up to Tenlytown.
- Gradually Greener issues a warning on sunchokes.
- The Arugula Files experiments with kale chips, and finds them wanting.
- 6th and I is holding a potato cookoff. Mango and Tomato is already signed up as a contestant!
- Crumbs Bake Shop is coming to DC! Actually, I’m pretty happy with our current cupcake offerings. Do we really need another? Via Metrocurean.