Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I’m spending the holiday at my parents’ home in Montecito enjoying our annual feast. We have a 24-pound bird this year. The Restaurant Gal and my mom spent the last 2 days preparing all the trimmings. My mom’s childhood friend Dawn Wells (a.k.a. Mary Ann on the sitcom Gilligan’s Island) gave them a tip on how to easily peel potatoes via a boiling trick.
I instead spent the last 2 days digging big holes in the backyard. I am replacing old landscaping with 14 fruit trees including Fuji apple, Gala apple, Kadota fig, 2 types of blueberry, tangerine, peach, plum, Meyer lemon, persimmon, pomegranate, pear, passion fruit and Goji berries.