Native American Foods for Thanksgiving

Cherokee White Eagle Corn Cobs by unhappybrthday

This is the time of year to start thinking of recipes for Thanksgiving. There are those who like to make the traditional foods- whatever the traditions are in your family- because with a big feast, your family doesn’t want surprises; they want the comfort foods they have grown used to.

Then there are people like TheGardenLady who likes to include new or unusual foods into the menu. I belong to the ‘variety is the spice of life’ group and want surprises on the table.

One of the surprises I have been considering this year is to try to make Native American foods for the table. TheGardenLady read somewhere that the Pilgrims probably didn’t have too many sweets at their feast because they didn’t have much sugar. But surely they must have been taught to tap sugar maple trees for maple syrup. Unless whatever date at the end of November they really celebrated was too early for the tapping of the trees.  Continue reading “Native American Foods for Thanksgiving”

Amazing Mazes

Sunflower maze by Need A Haircut

Do you like mazes? Or do you feel that you will be trapped in one forever?

When I received notification of the world’s largest sunflower maze, I felt that I had to add another post to my weekly blogging because this Thursday, August 25, 2011 is “New Jersey Audubon Day” at the East Coast’s Largest Sunflower Maze at Augusta, NJ Farm. The maze, located at 553 Ross Corner Sussex Road, Augusta, NJ will be open daily through this Sunday, August 28 from 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. Admission to the maze is $8 for adults and $5 for children.”  See here.

I thought it would be fun to check out some other mazes in the US and around the world.

People lost in the corn maze by E. Bartholomew

More and more corn mazes are appearing in corn fields. Apparently these mazes are a popular family fun time because I found some great corn maze sites.

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