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Thanksgiving was not my favorite holiday when I was a child. First of all, no presents: Who needs a holiday with no presents? And then,

Among the many things I'm thankful for at Thanksgiving are the winter vegetables that fall into my "under-appreciated" category, roots like turnips, and rutabaga,

Like most Americans, I grew up equating Thanksgiving with turkey and pumpkin pie. To cap off the meal with any other dessert would have

The first time I spotted a highbush cranberry bush (Viburnum opulus), I was riding my bike along a ditch in early December. Nestled up

Turkey conversation season is upon us again, with our annual quest for a crisp, moist, perfect bird. Some swear by brining the turkey (or

There's a lot of waiting on Thanksgiving Day. There's waiting for family and friends to arrive, waiting for the turkey to roast, waiting for