More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers’ markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing her family and lucky friends with the fruits of her kitchen labor since she was a kid. In this book she includes recipes for everything from biscuits and breads to pies and cookies, soups and stews to ribs and roasts. Also included are instructions for making cheese, curing meats, canning and preserving, and much more.
Organized by month to coordinate with a farmer’s calendar, cooks will find orange date bran muffins and old fashioned pot roast in January, hot spiced maple milk and fried cinnamon buns in March, mint mallow ice cream in July, Vermont cheddar onion bread in October, and almond baked apples with Swedish custard cream in December. Other recipes include grilled chicken with peach maple glaze, veggie tempura, raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake, and dozens of other breads, salads, drinks, and desserts that are fresh from the farmer’s kitchen.
About the Author
Marie W. Lawrence has loved to cook, bake, and write for as long as she can remember. She is the author of The Farmer’s Cookbook and Creative Cooking for One or Two. Lawrence calls upon her twenty-five years of public school experience—including coordinating an after-school kids’ cooking program and coordinating classroom healthy snack units—to create the recipes in Fairy Foods. A mother of three, the author lives with her husband in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she enjoys walking her dog, gardening, and cooking with her grandchildren.