Accès Pilates will be open the Thursday of Thanksgiving ;)
We don't celebrate this holiday in France, but I will celebrate it on Sunday with my family. My kids are growing quickly and I want to savor each moment and try to keep some traditions from the US.
Since I am, and have been vegetarian for 28 years, my celebration remains meatless. That's ok. Growing up in New York, we had fresh vegetables from our local Long Island farmers. We would go to their stands out east and come back with tons of produce. Our meals then were more focused on the bounty of the harvest rather than the bird (turkey). So to omit the bird is no big deal!
Here in Provence we have some of the same veggies and some others more particular to our region. In neighboring La Bastide des Jourdans, they have potatoes that you can use as free weights! At the farmstead heading towards Vinon sur Verdon, they have gorgeous onions and leeks. And from the organic farmer cooperative in Volx, I saw some shapely artichokes (the shape of artichokes from Provence tend to be conical rather than the globe shaped ones grown elsewhere.) Of course there is no problem getting pumpkins ( a different variety, drier and more firm than New York pumpkins) but you see them in all the fields from Grambois to Manosque. The only thing you do not see fresh in the farmer's markets is the all important, CRANBERRIES!!!
Let us all reflect upon our lives and take the time to appreciate all that is good and the blessings we have. Happy Thanksgiving to friend, family and those whom I have not yet met.
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