Book Review - Farm Fresh Recipes From Missing Goat Farm by Heather Cameron

Let me just start by saying that I love every single thing about this book.  Everything.  From the layout to the matte finish on the pages, to the recipes, the story of how she came upon living on a farm to the photos of her beautiful farm, delicious food and super cute daughter, I love it all.

I bought this book - it was not given to me and I was not asked by anyone to review it.  The reason I'm writing this review is because I think many of you would enjoy the book as well.

I have followed Heather's blog for a while now.  Her blog, incidentally, is as beautiful as her book.  I find her writing to be very personable and welcoming.  She seems the type of person you'd love to visit - sit and have pie and coffee or tea with {she would bake the pie of course}.  Farm Fresh Recipes From Missing Goat Farm is a combination of stories of her country life and a charming collection of recipes with beautiful photos on virtually every page.  Her recipes are filled with ingredients you would most likely have on hand and are not overly complicated.  The book is divided by season and then sub-divided by meal {breakfast, snack, main meal, dessert, for the pantry} within the season.  She even thought of the furred and feathered members of the family and included a dog biscuit recipe and a garlic mash recipe for the chickens.  How fantastic is that???

So far I have made the french toast, mango smoothie {yum, yum, yum!}, chocolate chip granola bars, cheese crackers, chicken & veggie wrap with quinoa, garlic scape pesto, homemade tortillas, halibut with crunchy lemon topping {divine!}, and I just made the damn brownies {that's their name and yes, they are damn good}last night.  The recipes are all something I would make again {and again and again....}.  I have made the garlic mash for the coop girls and they say Heather is welcome to visit anytime! 

Recipes to try are bookmarked right into fall.

Now a confession.......out of fear of getting this beautiful book messy, I don't allow the actual cookbook in my kitchen.  Call me crazy, but I want to keep it pristine so I make copies of the recipes I'll be creating and that's what I cook from.

The only criticism I have is I want more jam recipes!  But I hold out high hopes she is saving them for cookbook #2.  Maybe just maybe she'll need a fellow chicken, jam & pie lover as a taste-tester for the second cookbook........  A girl can always hope!

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daisy said...

Ha! That's funny. I'd offer to be her taste tester, you never know!

The book sounds well organized, that appeals to me. Thanks for the review!

Magnolia Holler said...

Oh wow, I'm gonna have to look into this book! I'm a visual person, and love pictures in my cookbooks!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Daisy - it is very well organized indeed. Magnolia - hooray! It really is a lovely book. :)