It’s getting busy around here…
November 26, 2010 § 2 Comments
Yes, the wild roadkill turkey was delicious! We brined it for half a day, then roasted it beer can style (pretty much the only way we know how to roast a bird.) It had a strong turkey flavor that was not too gamey, and nice moisture despite the lack of fat. The legs I think cooked a bit too long, and were quite tough. There was also a stringiness to the meat, probably to do with the turkey’s propensity to walk around, a lot, until it got hit by a car.
Overall though, a success.
We also made pecan and pumpkin pie, scalloped potatoes with parmesan and heavy cream, purple cole slaw, brussels sprouts with bacon and pecans, and a big loaf of bread with homemade barbecue walnut flavored cheese to spread on it. The cheese was my basic homemade recipe, and then I toasted walnuts in a bunch of sugar (to caramelize) and some salt, smoked paprika and cayenne to flavor. The nuts were then blended with the drained cheese to make a lovely pre-turkey snack. This was all in addition to the feast already taking shape at our friend Rob’s house. It was really, really awesome.
Perhaps one of the best parts of the last few days was our discovery of a place called In Season Local Market in Louisville, CO. They source product from local farms all year round, and don’t venture farther than 150 miles for the goods. We were able to find good old John Long’s bacon there, as well as chicken, beef, dairy and eggs, and lots of vegetables, even despite the late season. All this only a mile from our house! What a Thanksgiving treat.
The rest of our time has been spent making stuff. We have two holiday market this year. One is next weekend, December 4th and 5th at the fairgrounds in Longmont (the Boulder County Farmer’s Market Holiday Fair) and the other is the Firefly Handmade Winter Market, the following weekend at the old CoOp space on Pearl St in Boulder. The forge has been firing and axe has been chopping getting ready for those two. Andy’s made some awesome bottle openers, and I’ve been trying a few new things like napkin rings and coasters. A lot has been posted on my Little Axe Etsy page, but Andy is holding onto his until the big weekends.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!