A large bouquet of sage was one of the last gatherings from the garden for the season.  Now it's hanging to dry in the pantry, waiting on the sidelines until it's called into action for Thanksgiving Day seasonings.

"When well-grown and shaped carefully while you snip it for kitchen use, sage is softly pretty, an old-fashioned plant that reminds us of our grandmothers' gardens.  An indispenable part of American Thanksgiving dinner, sage goes back farther than that, having deep roots in the history of kitchen gardens."

--Mary Mason Campbell, Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens

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