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Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful for everyone that has been with me on this journey. I couldn't be more thankful for my friends and family that have helped me stay on the straight and narrow over the years. I’m also grateful that my family has been able to stay healthy through these unpredictable times.

This year we spent Thanksgiving with our friends at their Montana home. It gave me the opportunity to build quite the spread on their big dining room table with snowy pine trees as our backdrop . I tend to choose very earthy pieces to decorate my tables for holidays or special events. I lean toward matte stoneware, soft linens, vibrant florals, and lots of greenery. I also try to use seasonal produce whenever possible. We actually stumbled upon these free pumpkins and squashes on our drive from Seattle to Montana at Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall (if you know, you know). They made for the perfect center piece along with some florals we picked up in White Fish at Mum's Flowers.

I am also a believer in using your food to create the "look" of your table. This funky orange wine is one of my favorites from our local Capitol Hill natural wine shop, La Dive, and has a rich burnt orange color. We had an orange-infused cranberry sauce to give us a bright red, the golden brown from our turkey, deep greens of our kale salad, and yellow from the delicata squash. What is most daunting to you about holiday tables capes? What are some of your go-to tricks? Share them in the comments!


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I'm Jorden Hand - the "hand" behind the hand that feeds you. The food you'll find here is inspired by the experiences I've gained through travel and working in some of the best restaurants Seattle has to offer. I Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I enjoyed making them for you. 

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