Recipes and stories from a farmer’s daughter
By Good News Today staff
Celebrate the four seasons – growing your own garden, buying local, organic foods and traveling on winding back roads of New England. The book features a delicious collection of heirloom recipes from a farmer’s daughter and her family, along with recipes created in her own New England kitchen. Step back in time, remembering the simple joys of childhood with old-fashioned farm stands, family-owned orchards and wineries throughout New England which are committed to growing natural foods and helping improve the environment.
This 192-page cookbook offers readers the freshest taste of New England. With over 100 recipes that share basic values and use simple, wholesome ingredients. Jessica’s deeply rooted farm culinary history provides authentic recipes which include her grandmother’s cream puffs, grandfather’s fudge and great-grandmother’s molasses cookies along with recipes which she created such as bourbon-honey barbeque sauce. New England Farmgirl encourages families to grow their own gardens, spend more time outdoors and go back to their roots becoming self-sufficient.
Gorgeously detailed images photographed by Jessica herself, will make you feel as though you are visiting farms yourself or biting into that freshly baked apple tartlet with flaky buttery crust. Gather around the farmhouse table with friends and family for a homemade meal of Hearty Sausage and vegetable soup served in artisan bread bowls and sprinkled with shredded Vermont cheddar cheese. Raise a glass of local wine and toast to a home cooked meal. Teach children to grow it themselves, make it from scratch, and build it with love and passion using your own two hands. Purchase everything else locally from other farms and artisans.
Jessica was raised on a small farm in Connecticut, where her family raised livestock and grew their own crops, as well as operating a maple sugar house, where Jessica gained early experience developing and merchandizing local products. Through her floral design company, Jessica Robinson became one of the most sought-after wedding and event designers in New England and elsewhere. Her floral designs graced the pages of numerous magazines and blogs. Today, Jessica lives on a small farm in Graham, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. You will often find her on weekends at local farmer’s markets selling homemade jams, jellies and confections she’s created. She is the editor, recipe developer and photographer of Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen, a blog which features local food and farming, household tips, old-fashioned recipes, ideas for backyard entertaining, and life behind the scenes at the farm.
New England Farmgirl, Recipes and Stories from a Farmer’s Daughter, retails for $30 and is available at your local bookstore, select Gourmet Kitchen stores, farm stands and through online bookstores or directly from the publisher www.gibbs-smith.com.