Where to get turduckens, local turkeys; pumpkin spice smoothie recipe
Have you figured out what kind of turkey you’re serving for Thanksgiving?
If you’re looking for a not-your-everyday-grocery-store bird for this year’s feast, it’s not too late to order a locally raised or even heritage turkey for the big day. Richardson Farms raises many of the local turkeys that will be served on area tables this year, but brick-and-mortar and online retailers including Salt & Time, Wheatsville Co-op, Greenling, Farmhouse Delivery, Whole Foods Market, Central Market and Sprouts offer a number of kinds of turkeys from farms near and far. Calling the store or talking to the person at the butcher counter is the best place to start for ordering a turkey for pick-up around the holidays, especially if you have specific questions about the farm where the bird was raised or what it was fed. Some businesses, including Farmhouse and Greenling, offer delivery.
If you’re hoping to buy a turducken — a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey — you can order them through Stuffed Meat Market (512-918-1600), which has two area locations, and the Burnet Road location of Lucy’s Fried Chicken (512-514-0664).
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Like many fine beverage establishments, Daily Juice is taking advantage of the collective pumpkin spice fever that we seem to come down with this time of year. But instead of serving it in a latte or muffin, the juice-and-smoothie shop, which has two Austin-area locations, is selling a version of this pumpkin smoothie.
1 cup fresh pie pumpkin, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (or 3/4 cup pumpkin puree)
3-4 pitted dates
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pinch ground clove
2 frozen bananas
1 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp. flaxseed oil
1 to 2 Tbsp. agave nectar (optional)
In a blender, puree the pumpkin cubes or puree, dates and spices until smooth. Then add the frozen bananas, almond milk, flaxseed oil and agave nectar, if using. Blend for 30 seconds and serve immediately. Serves 1 to 2.
— Daily Juice