Thanksgiving was and is my favorite holidays in the US. Over the years I figured out how to make a turkey moist and delicious, no matter how big. Using middle eastern flavors and soaking it fort 2 days in olive oil and orange juice, makes the meat so tender, that you don't even have to cut it. My turkey rule: the more spices, the better.
The warm temperature do have one good thing, that all the wild herbs are still around. But it still feels like changing the menu to the more hearty stews, soups and dishes.
last wild herb salad with edible flowers...
Königsberger Klopse. Here with herb-tossed potatoes and sautéed salsify, our Gemran winter asparagus.
And of course, all the wonderful apples! did you know that Germany alone is the home of 2000 different kinds of apples, but we only find about 6-8 in the supermarkets and farmers markets. Absurd, isn't it? Anyway, time for strudel!