Sunday, November 24, 2013

For My Vegetarian Friends At Thanksgiving

This post is lovingly dedicated to all my vegetarian friends but especially to Claudia and Don at Mockingbird Hill Cottage [here]. 

Thanksgiving Dinner

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

"I will cook for my love a banquet of beets and cabbages,

Leeks, potatoes, turnips, all such fruits…

For my clever love,
who has returned from further than the far east;

We will laugh like spring
above the steaming, stolid winter roots."

A delicious Thanksgiving Day dinner to all of you! 
I hope you enjoyed the beautiful words of Edna St. Vincent Millay above.
A huge thank you to my cameraman, R.H., who went to the barn in 28 degree weather
this morning for props, spent hours arranging all my vegetables for me
and then photographing them.

[No vegetables were harmed during the filming of this post,
but they will be eaten afterwards!]


  1. Oh, thank you so much for the dedication, Dewena! Those vegetables look scrumptious! And yes, we will be having a vegetarian Thanksgiving. (I've always loved the side dishes the best anyway!)


  2. The vegetables are lovely. Like an oil painting.

  3. Again another wonderful post. You put such effort into melding the words and photos. I must did you achieve the effect on the pictures? Beautiful!

  4. Oh,beautiful, beautiful and every vegetable looks like a piece of fine art! I am not a full fledged vegetarian but I do love my veggies!

  5. Lovely hubby is a terrific; beautiful pictures I thought they were paintings; enjoy your Thanksgiving banquet with your family!!!!

  6. That is a lovely feast for the eyes, Dewena. I love Claudia-she is such a good person and dear soul. I am doing a turkey myself!;>) xo Diana

  7. Those are amazing photographs Dewena!
    makes me want to eat my veggies now.

  8. Beautiful photos for a healthy Thanksgiving!

  9. I am working on the place cards for our table for Thanksgiving. I will put this poem on my son's card since he is the family vegetarian.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Lovely post.

  11. Very nice post!
    Thanks & Welcome for your comment and your next visit to my blogs.
    Have a nice day! Cath.

  12. The photos are art! I am jealous; your vegetables look so delicious. Are they all from your garden? R.H. Is a gem! Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Gorgeous photos! My ten year old granddaughter is a vegetarian (and has been, since age six), so I will send her a link to this post.

  14. Works of art! When did vegetable ever look so appetizing and artistic at once? R.H.'s hidden talent for styling has been discovered - just like new actors, scene stealing or understudies in the theatre, getting their lucky break when the leading lady unluckily comes down with a flu or loses her voice! Colourful,crispy, and healthy, vegetables certainly have the wow factor to be served solo for any occasion, including Thanksgiving!



    1. Typo: First sentence should read, 'vegetables'.

  15. Dewena, The photos are beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

  16. Beautiful post. I love all the beautiful photos they look like paintings they are so pretty!!
    My husband is a vegetarian. Thank you so much for sharing this post.
    I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.

  17. R.H. is becoming quite the stylist, Dewena. I really like the rustic appeal and beautiful colors in these photographs, and Edna St. Vincent Millay's words fit perfectly with them. Happy Thanksgiving to you and R.H.!

  18. I could go vegetarian easily for Thanksgiving, especially if I had a LOT of sweet potato dishes! Lovely post, my dear!

  19. Dewena,
    So many delicious vegetables on here. Nel used to be a Vegetarian many years ago, and one day she had ribs, and it was all over. How nice of your cameraman to go in the barn in such cold weather and take these pictures. My dad used to have a garden, and he would come in with the most amazing vegetables and fruits.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear.


  20. Hi Dewena,
    Sometimes I wish I lived in America...sigh. Your Thanksgiving is so much more spectacular then the Canadian one and doesn't exist at all in England. Love your veggie options. We are not vegetarians here, but do keep meat to small portions because I feel it's not entirely healthy for us to eat large quantities, but that turkey!!! I love it!!! Especially at holiday times. Hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving and take photos. :)

  21. THESE?? YOUR vegetables? WOW.
    these pictures have an old world look to them. they're just beautiful. sheer abundance.
    i'm like claudia above . . . I've always loved the side dishes the best too! I LOVE BEETS!!!
    i hope you have time on that busy day to take a picture of your table and share it with us.
    i love your table settings. and can only imagine what thanksgiving and christmas must look like at your home. lovely. just lovely. xoxo

  22. Dewena, your photos are fabulous! I've never met a veg I didn't like but the way they're cooked...a different story.

  23. R.H. is definitely a keeper!!! Those vegetables look beautiful and delicious.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
    Mary Alice

  24. Love each and every picture! Never seen vegetables look so good. lol! Actually I love oven roasted winter vegetables. YUM! My oldest grandsons girlfriend is a vegetarian. I will find out tomorrow whether or not she will be coming with him. We do have some veggies on the menu as well as a relish tray. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  25. Beautiful post and images, Dewena.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. Ha! What gorgeous photos! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  27. Beautiful words and photos! Happy Thanksgiving, Nancy

  28. Thanks for stopping by French Lique and leaving your sweet message. Blessings

  29. The words and these photos are remarkably beautiful! Thank you and I need to share with my little veggie girl Hannah! She is a vegetarian too and eats all the side dishes! As for me I am walking two doors down to retrive some leftover ham for my homemade pancakes this morning! :-)


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