Heirloom Flavor: Yesterday’s Best-Tasting Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs for Today’s Cook

Screen Shot 2013-09-06 at 2.52.35 PMHeirloom vegetables, herbs, and fruits are back in favor as gardeners and food lovers seek more nutritious and flavorful food. The unusual varieties of heirloom seeds still available today produce food that provide a mouthful of flavor unlike anything ever experienced from hybrid varieties. Heirloom Flavor features eighteen types of heirloom edibles and is enriched with beautiful full-color photographs, interesting stories, and fascinating history. Heirloom Flavor: Yesterday’s Best-Tasting Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs for Today’s Cook includes recipes and cooking tips, how-to-grow tips, and how-to-select at Farmer’s Markets. This is a “must have” for foodies and cooks. The cookbook is a great resource. The book is a combination of heirloom specific recipes, concise growing tips, and heirloom history. The pictures are phenomenal and I even learned a thing or two from this book!

Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ½ lb chopped frozen spinach (1-10 oz box), thawed and drained (I used fresh)
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, ground
  • Cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage in a soup pot and break the meat up with a fork as it cooks. Add in rice, beef broth, tomatoes and black pepper and bring to a simmer.
  2. Cook 12-15 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in chopped spinach and let simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into soup bowls and garnish with freshly grated cheese.

 

101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes

With school getting into full swing, every family is looking for ways to start their days off with a quick & hearty breakfast. The newest photography cookbook in the bestselling Gooseberry Patch series, 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes, is filled with recipes that fit the bill!

With 4 chapters filled with recipes for every day, from the busiest marathon days to those lazy weekend mornings, it’s one family cooks will find themselves reaching for alongside that first cup of coffee. It’s packed with photos for each recipe, so while they may be out of eggs, they’ll never run low on inspiration.

Some of my family’s favorites have to be:  Johnny Appleseed Toast, Cereal-to-Go (this is a great snack too!), monkey bread, french toast casserole, etc.  I could go on and on and on.  Bill has been planning our weekend breakfasts for the rest of this month.  Like all of my other Gooseberry cookbooks, I love how easy the recipes are.  The ingredients are things you either have in your pantry or can easily get at the grocery store.

If you need a great cookbook, I highly recommend 101 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes!