Terry is part of the original four chick-chicks who were writing about chickens in the Northeast (Lauren Scheuer of Scratch and Peck, and Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, and myself round out the quartet.) We had connected online and finally had the chance to meet in person at the Northeastern Poultry Congress years ago.
Since then, we’ve kept in touch, have continued to meet yearly at the Congress, and we’ve even been able to have a meal or two together.
Terry, formerly a chef, is a fascinating person with a long and distinguished career in food writing. Her first cookbook For Goodness’ Sake was a James Beard nominee and her other books include 1,000 Lowfat Recipes, Wholehearted Cooking, and the children’s book Tillie Lays an Egg.
Terry has also kept a chicken flock for the last 18 years (along with goats, a dog, and a rabbit.) In The Farmstead Egg Guide, she brilliantly combines her extensive knowledge of chickens along with her food expertise to create a cookbook that belongs on every chicken lover’s shelf.
The book is divided into two sections, the first covering how to start and care for a backyard flock. The second half is filled with tons of egg recipes – ever get overwhelmed by the amount of eggs you find in the hen house? This book fixes that problem.
Terry has included all kinds of recipes for any meal and has even included a section on cakes, breads, and cookies. What also makes this recipe book outstanding are the photographs. There are stunning after stunning photos of many recipes (the Salsa and Guacamole Frittata is simply a work of art.)
I always try a recipe from a cookbook that I’m reviewing, but because I was on the road taking my son back to college from spring break, my husband chose a recipe to make.
This is what he made:
Asparagus with Poached Eggs and Smoked Salmon
He said it was delicious and he would make it again.
I say that any cookbook clear enough for a guy to understand the instructions and make something like that deserves space in everyone’s home.
Thanks for sharing this cookbook with me Terry and continued success to you and your flock.
If you want to read more about Terry’s Cookbook, here is the schedule of the blog tour. There are some pretty big names in the chicken community on this tour, it speaks to Terry’s presence in the chicken world.
- March 11- HenCam Blog http://hencam.com/henblog/
- March 12 -The Chicken Chick, http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com
- March 14 – Tilly’s Nest – http://www.tillysnest.com
- March 15 – Scratch and Peck http://scratchandpeck.blogspot.com
- March 17 – Simple Thrift https://simplethrift.wordpress.com
- March 19 – Chickens in the Road http://chickensintheroad.com
- March 21 – Fresh Eggs Daily http://fresh-eggs-daily.com
- March 24 – Root Simple http://rootsimple.com
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
Also, join me on Facebook to find out more about the flock (children and chickens) and see some pretty funny chicken jokes, photos of tiny houses, and even a recipe or two.
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