|carving our local, heritage turkey from Tejas Heritage Farm:|
olive oil, rosemary, satsuma and real salt
This year, there was enough food at our table. It was a feast: A turkey, and a mighty fine one in fact. There were salads and cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes and even pumpkin-lucuma ice cream. The food was local, simple and homemade. We had a bowl of squishy persimmons and freshly picked satsumas. We even had a pot of turkey stock going the following day to help nourish us during the flu.
I told a dear friend that I would refocus and live in the present: this meal would be delicious despite all of the ingredients left out.
Perhaps I should start to feel proud instead of sad and nostalgic. We eat pretty well despite so many food allergies.