There’s so much to be thankful for this year, like that my only assignment for tonight’s dinner was to bring the pumpkin pie. Nobody’s surprised that I quickly reassigned pie-making duties to Charlie, who’s a much better baker than me, and gave myself the even easier task of prettying up the table.

Seriously, though, I feel thankful for so many things. I’m especially thankful for all of the local farmers and chefs who work so hard to make sure that we eat well all year round, and who brighten our lives in other ways too, like the lovely Hmong lady at the Pike Place Market who hand tied the kale flowers, above, for me yesterday. What a privilege it is to live in this little corner of the world.

Hope your turkey day is a wonderful one.