Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ready for the Thanksgiving feast.
There is so much to be thankful for.

At Better Farm, we're blessed on a regular basis with new faces; people from all walks of life and all over the world who are interested in living closer to the earth, expanding their horizons, and honing their crafts. All these different energies and perspectives are best witnessed during family dinners at the farm. We gather together: interns and artists and students, locals who grew up in and around Redwood, people from California and New York and Singapore and Kenya. We all sit down and tell our stories. We ask questions and debate and imagine. To celebrate such diversity of ideas and peopleness, we hosted a small-ish community dinner party Saturday. Here's what we had (e-mail us for recipes!):


Gardein Holiday Roast
Zucchini Bread (zucchini from the garden)
Foccaccia Bread
Corn Bread
Cranberry Sauce
Hubbard Squash (squash from the garden)
Smashed Potatoes
Braised Brussel Sprouts with liquid aminos and apple sauce (sprouts from the garden)
Stuffed Mushrooms
Pumpkin/Hubbard Squash Pie (pumpkin and squash from the garden)

Backyard eggs used in bread recipes.
Dinner party cast of characters
And here's our beloved zucchini bread recipe:
Zucchini Bread
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix together:
 3 cups of sugar
1 cup of cooking oil
4 whisked eggs

Set aside the mixture.

In a separate bowl, mix together:
3 and 1/3 cups of white flour
2 cups grated zucchini
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1.5 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

Here's to wishing you all a day of remembering all you have to be thankful for!

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.