Thanksgiving Day is upon us. What is your favorite food on the dinner table?
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated for centuries here in America. The holiday dates back to 1621 when the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast that has long been acknowledged as the first Thanksgiving. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. The first Thanksgiving meal included wild turkey, waterfowl, venison, fish, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin and squash. Some of those foods continue to be Thanksgiving staples, but over time, the meal has evolved. So tell us, Patch readers, what is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Cast your vote in the poll below!
Nurture volunteers school struggling households in the art of cooking, gardening.
Like a lot of moms, Kathyrn Guylay found herself with extra time on her hands when her youngest child headed off to kindergarten and ended up with a meaningful second career of helping needy families. In doing some soul-searching, the Winnetka mother of two wanted to use her time in a useful way, and so she asked herself: "What are my gifts and how can I use them to embrace my passion and interests? How can I create something that will be beneficial to others as well?" Her answer? She went back to school and earned a nutritional education certificate at Trinity College of Natural Health. In 2008, she established Nurture, a nonprofit that provides nutrition and wellness education at no charge to struggling families in the northern suburbs …