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Setting up for harvest dinner with friends

Setting up for harvest dinner with friends

Pork roast from me and everything else from friends gardens. Small dahlia arrangement is from my garden, but I know there will be more flowers coming.

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What is harvest dinner, please?

7 Sep, 2014


Something similar to what we used call "posviceni"? all our guest are bringing dishes with produce they grew in their gardens. September tradition. We all grow something edible and making pies from our own fruit or berries and wonderful dishes with our home grown vegetables, potatoes, herbs etc. To Harvest is a verb for picking produce and The Harvest noun for that action.
We are harvesting the fruit and produce and then we call the "stuff" what we picked "the harvest."
Hopefully, that is what you wanted to know Katarina but forgive me if not.
This region is very famous of growing and serving local food ...including restaurants. Did you see the link to the promotional video in my profile write up? We also have many local vineyards and breweries. One it the vineyards is on our road just a hop from our house. They have a wonderful bistro serving local specialities and their own wines. There are doezen of places like that around. This is just the closest.
They have a map there so ...if you are interested it will give you idea where we live . Maybe more information then you wanted :-)

7 Sep, 2014


I think this is tradition coming from the history of Canada and USA. When the first settlers celebrated their first harvest in a new land.
We have similar thing - "dožínky", festival of the harvest. There will be several this mnth till October.
I thought, you are farming now.

8 Sep, 2014


No farming here :-) Our land is on the hill. But some of our friends are "hobby farmers".

8 Sep, 2014


Thank you Homebird. You do not have a "Thanksgiving" holiday in UK?
The actual Thanksgiving Day in Canada is holiday on the second Monday of October .
In the U.S., Thanksgiving is always celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.
These are very big family gatherings and celebrations not necessarily cooking your own harvest (as what we did here at my dinner).

Thanksgiving traditional dinner is always turkey with all the trimming, stuffing...cranberries...mashed potatoes and various vegetable dishes and always pumpkin pie.
Some believe that it is a bigger holiday than Christmas.

16 Sep, 2014


That sounds as a wonderful tradition Homebird. I can see all the traditions go...little by little. Even this "thanksgiving" on this continent is geared to store stuff consumption. We are bombarded by ads to buy, buy, buy. But at least it is nice to see families having meal together.
It was another beautiful day on Vancouver Island today.

17 Sep, 2014

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