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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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November 18, 2005

Thanksgiving Australian style


we don't celebrate Thanksgiving down here in Australia but since visiting the US a few years ago - I started to have a Thanksgiving dinner with my family in November. This weekend we are having our Thanksgiving dinner. I think everyone has something to be thankful for!!

I usually buy a turkey roll which is the breast of turkey that has been stuffed with cranberry & pinenuts and a ham that I glaze with orange juice and brown sugar.
I serve it with mashed potatoes, *sweet potatoes glazed with brown sugar * corn on the cob with lots of butter & salt * peas and gravy and I make corn bread to go with it.
I usually pick a large bunch of roses to put in the centre of the table ( that is my harvest contribution) and for dessert this year I am making a citron tart from my own chook eggs and lemons from my own tree. A good bottle of Australian red wine for the adults and juice for my grandchildren
I also bought some gorgeous pumpking tealight candles which I will place in vintage glass jars and have them twinkling all around the dining room.
The table will be set with an unironed vintage damask table cloth - a mismatched lot of vintage white plates and white cotton napkins - unironed and vintage of course.
outside on my verandah, I will put some beeswax tealights near the door.
we all sit down and before we eat, each person is asked to say something that they are grateful for and then grace is said. I also get each person to give the last of the fruit a stir before I make my last fruit cake * I get so excited at this time of year - I can feel the emotion bubbling up inside & at least by celebrating Thanksgiving - I can allow the Christmas spirit to shine

10 Comments:

Blogger Lady Laurie said...

This sounds just lovely Robyn,the citron tart sounds wonderful! Send some of that Christmas spirit this way!

9:50 am  
Blogger Kali said...

You are a wonderful wife and mother, and I love the sound of this lovely tradition you have made for your family...ENJOY! ENJOY! ENJOY!

3:38 pm  
Blogger Shirley said...

It's sounds lovely, hope you have a lovely meal.

7:45 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

That sounds lovely! We don't celebrate thanksgiving, but you've made it a lovely occasion :-)

2:27 am  
Blogger Bunnifer said...

That's so great to take a tradition you like and adapt it. We all need more reasons to celebrate.

4:02 am  
Blogger dolly said...

lots more English are celebrating Thanksgiving (especially in the South) but I have yet to make it into a real occasion like you have. sounds divine Ms*R - take some pics for us to see of your gorgeous table!!

6:17 am  
Blogger berryhead said...

Well I would have to say you've got this holiday down PERFECTLY! Are you sure you're not living secretly here in the US??? Love the sound of this thankful tradition* & you're so right everyone has something to be thankful for!xox

8:49 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving you've described! Very similar to ours except no corn on the cob for us...I'm jealous! 'lol'.

3:54 pm  
Blogger dixie said...

sounds delightful ( and very American)

1:21 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

Your dinner sounds so great I think I will skip mine and come to yours! LOL... Hope you have a wonderful dinner and family time.

4:29 am  

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