PRLog - Nov. 3, 2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mom always told us to eat our fruits and veggies, and that's still good advice! Fresh from the Farmstand, new from independent publisher Gooseberry Patch, is jam-packed with 240 tasty recipes using the freshest produce from backyard gardens or nearby farmers' markets...why not eat local when it's this easy?
The editors at Gooseberry Patch have hand-picked lots of flavorful ways to add more vegetables, fruit, whole grains and other farm-fresh ingredients into everyday meals. There are recipes for every meal of the day, plus plenty of canning & freezing recipes and tips to help preserve the freshest flavors of the season...easy enough even for beginning cooks!
Fresh from the Farmstand
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Gooseberry Patch
Release Date: January 2012
Enjoy this free sample recipe from Fresh from the Farmstand:
Zucchini-Tortellini Harvest Soup
Shared by Kathi Noland of Lakewood, Colorado, who says, "I love this slow cooker soup recipe made with the vegetables I harvest from my garden in late summer. Serve with buttered crusty French rolls."
1 lb. Italian pork sausage links, browned and thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 to 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 c. tomatoes, diced
2 14-oz. cans vegetable broth
14-oz. can pizza sauce
2 c. water
1 bay leaf
1 to 2 zucchini, shredded or sliced
9-oz. pkg. refrigerated cheese tortellini, uncooked
Garnish: Parmesan cheese curls
In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients except for zucchini, tortellini and garnish. Cover and cook on low setting for 5 to 7 hours. Add zucchini and tortellini to slow cooker; cover and cook on low setting for one additional hour. At serving time, discard bay leaf. Ladle into soup bowls; garnish with curls of Parmesan cheese. Serves 6.
There are a limited number of advance review copies available; please contact Jill at email@example.com if you would be interested in reviewing Fresh from the Farmstand.
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Back in 1984, Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin were next-door neighbors raising their families in Delaware, Ohio. They were two moms with small children looking for a way to do what they loved and stay home with the kids too. They shared a love of home cooking and making memories with family & friends. After many a conversation over the backyard fence, Gooseberry Patch was born.
Today, Gooseberry Patch is best known for its homestyle family-friendly cookbooks and line of art calendars. With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus a new collection of eBooks, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Affordably priced from 99 cents to $16.95, the books are themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from contributors, giving the cookbooks a warm community feel that has proven extremely popular among cookbook fans and collectors.