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Joël Mayotte in the role of donné, or lay brother, in the cookhouse at a recreated Jesuit mission, circa 1640. Photo: Lucy Martin
JoŽl Mayotte in the role of donnť, or lay brother, in the cookhouse at a recreated Jesuit mission, circa 1640. Photo: Lucy Martin

Three Sisters Soup: Thanksgiving at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons

Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada and the U.S.

In Canada,Thanksgiving comes in October and is more of a harvest festival, without any stories about pilgrims and Indians sitting down to feast together. Even so, across North America, early European settlers improved their chances of survival by learning about native foods and techniques.

Last month Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin was in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario where she visited Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons. The historic site re-creates a Jesuit mission established in 1639, as an outpost of New France. She spoke with costumed interpreter JoŽl Mayotte while he served "three sisters" soup to visitors on Canada's Thanksgiving weekend.  Go to full article
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe

Thanksgiving as a teaching moment in Long Lake

Students, teachers and staff at Long Lake Central School celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch last week. It included turkey and the usual side dishes: potatoes, stuffing, corn bread, carrots, and lots of pie for dessert.

For the last four years, the school has celebrated the Holiday with special meals during their usual lunch periods. But last Thursday, the entire school celebrated with one big meal--everyone ate together in the gymnasium. The highlight was locally grown vegetables and dishes prepared by the students.

The staff and teachers are hoping the annual event allows their students to learn more about creating community, cooperation and fun by commemorating our national harvest festival. Todd Moe was invited to last year's Thanksgiving lunch in Long Lake.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Tryptophan

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about tryptophan, and why you may need a new excuse for falling asleep after a turkey dinner.  Go to full article
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings.  Photo: Todd Moe
Long Lake kindergarteners and first graders fill their plates with turkey and the trimmings. Photo: Todd Moe

Thanksgiving as a teaching moment in Long Lake

Students, teachers and staff at Long Lake Central School celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch this week. It included turkey and the usual side dishes: potatoes, stuffing, corn bread, carrots, and pies o'plenty for dessert.

For the last three years, the school has celebrated the Holiday with special meals during their usual lunch periods. But on Monday, the entire school celebrated with one big meal -- everyone ate together in the gymnasium. The highlight was locally grown vegetables and dishes prepared by the students.

The staff and teachers are hoping the annual event allows their students to learn more about creating community, cooperation and fun by commemorating our national harvest festival. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Linda Barberic's partner Keith helps her prepare a healthy meal, using olive oil instead of butter. (Photo by Julie Grant)
Linda Barberic's partner Keith helps her prepare a healthy meal, using olive oil instead of butter. (Photo by Julie Grant)

Trying for a healthy Thanksgiving

With so many Americans facing diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems, the Thanksgiving meal has become a battleground in some families. Some family members want to make it a healthy meal, others want to stick with their traditional family dishes. Julie Grant reports:  Go to full article
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered to share stories.
Barbara, Sally, Peggy and Kay gathered to share stories.

Four friends share Thanksgiving memories

As families and friends gather for Thanksgiving meals this week, food and stories will be shared around the dinner table. Friday is the National Day of Listening, and you can celebrate by recording interviews with people you care about. You can use your mobile phone, tape recorder, computer or pen and paper. So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving -- a time of the year to get together and enjoy the company of others - we'll listen as four longtime friends in Canton share their Thanksgiving memories of family, food and glimpses into their lives.  Go to full article

Enjoying the local harvest at Thanksgiving

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about using local vegetables, some still fresh from the garden, at the Thanksgiving dinner. And Amy shares ideas for extending the growing season.  Go to full article

A carnivore?s tofurky cooking lesson

In many households today is the day to prep the big turkey. But, some people will be eating Tofurky instead. It's a meat substitute made out of tofu. Rebecca Williams got a cooking lesson from a devoted Tofurky fan and her meat-eating boyfriend.  Go to full article

Getting more out of Thanksgiving dinner

On this Thanksgiving, a consumer expert says you can avoid wasting a lot of food with just a little planning. Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Local foods steal the show this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends. But let's face it, for most of us it's all about food. Martha Foley and Todd Moe put out the call for Thanksgiving menu plans from listeners with a focus on local sources and local foods for North Country Thanksgiving feasts.  Go to full article

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