Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just so you know we are still alive and well I thought I would do a quick post to wish everyone a Joyful Turkey Day. I will be making Salt Roasted Turkey with Lemon and Oregano. I couldn't get the link to work so you can find the recipe at This has been my 'go to' turkey for a few years now (used to brine) and it always comes out moist and juicy and flavorful. There is some fresh oregano hiding under the frozen tops in the herb garden and the lemons add a brightness that can't be beat. A glass of Pinot Noir, a few sides and you have plenty to be thankful for!

We had a wonderfilled roadtrip to the Northwest in October. Went to a trade show in Reno as we do every year to place orders for next season. Lots of the popular items plus a few new ones. Headed north to Bend, Oregon. Bend is a great town of 85,000 inhabitants and almost as many breweries. 

It is high desert with a similar climate to Silver City and a lot of the same plants. They don't receive much rain because it is on the East slope of the Cascades but the Deschutes River runs right through town and they do have major winter. 

There was some great fall color and did I mention breweries?

From Bend we drove through the Cascades  

 and out to the coast

through the redwoods

to San Francisco.

Gained inspiration from the Japanese Garden at Golden Gate Park

and toured the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
All in all an excellent vacation!

Don't forget Small Business Saturday is November 29th this year. Get out and support all of the great locally owned small businesses we have here in Grant County.

Water, water, water!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Steve and Regina