Monday, July 8, 2013

A Review for Fresh From the Farmstand Gooseberry Patch Cookbook!

Hello sweet ladies!

Here is our little gathering place that we have been doing a lot of chatting and eating at. We have been enjoying it so much! We will be building another one that is going to be attached to this one, so when our whole family is here we will have more room. It will be nice for the college kids also! 

Gooseberry Patch was asking if anyone wanted to do a cookbook review. I said.......yes!!!!!! One of my very favorite cookbooks is called...... 

this can be bought here if you click on the name. It is also in Kindle form. This cookbook is filled with so many wonderful and using fresh ingredients. If you have produce from your garden or when you buy at the farmer's markets you will have good meals for your family and friends. 

Summer is a favorite time for using all the veggies and fruits from my garden. Right now we are getting cucumber, rhubarb, basil and the tomatoes are right around the corner. We have also been buying blueberries, raspberries and blackberries at the store.....they have had really good prices at ours.........perfect for summer time baking.

Raspberry Yogurt Muffins

A family favorite recipe of ours is the recipe for Raspberry Yogurt Muffins. Every bite has a nummy juicy raspberry tart taste. They are easy and a fast recipe to make up for breakfast or snack for later in the day! You won't make it just once!

you will need, 
quick-cooking oats
brown sugar
vanilla yogurt
wil ( I use melted butter)

unbleached flour
baking powder

Raspberry Yogurt Muffin Recipe
1 c. quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 c. vanilla or plain yogurt
1/2 c. oil (melted butter)
1 egg, beaten
1 c. unbleached flour
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 cup raspberries, I use 2 cups.

In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, yogurt, oil and egg. Beat well; let stand 5 minutes. Sift in flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Before stirring, sprinkle fruit over flour mixture. Stir to blend. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 2 dozen. 

The cookbook has wonderful other summer recipes.

There is a Canning and Freeing it!!!!!
Easy Mustard Pickles pg181
Freezer Slaw pg109
Freezer Southwestern Salsa pg 163
Freezer Sweet Corn pg 93
Freezer Tomato Sals pg 162
No-Cook Strawberry Spread pg 114

 We are waiting for corn and try this recipe.

Summer Corn Salad
6 ears sweet corn. kernels sliced off
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
Optional: 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
Optional: 6 green onions, chopped
1/2 c cider vinegar
1/3 c. oil
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. salt, or more to taste
1 t. pepper, or more to taste

Mix corn kernels and remaining vegetables together in a bowl. In a sparate bowl, combine remaining ingredients: whisk until well mixed. Add dressing to vegetables; toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving. Serves 6. 

At the bottom of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks pages they have illustration and little helpful hints.......and crafty ideas. Here is one......if you're husking heaps of sweet corn, here's an easy tip! Pull on a pair of rubber gloves, then give each cob a quick twist between gloved hands. The cornsilk will rub right off. 

Our Vitaliy, just got a job on a farm not far from his home working  on counting and packaging corn in boxes to be taken to stores and roadside stands. He is loving it. He gets up at 5 to beat the heat and is done at 12. He is growing up to be a very precious young man. He has goals for his life here in America.....he loves the Lord..... love watching his story unfold. 

Hope you enjoyed the review for the Fresh from the Farmstand Cookbook. It is a good one......of course.....they always have something good from Gooseberry Patch don't they?

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Hugs from our farm.......and God bless your day! 

Oh, almost forgot......welcome to all the new have been me!!!!!!!



  1. What a nice looking deck. I know you are enjoying it.

  2. I love the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks, this one sounds great!
    Thanks for the review!
    The recipe for Raspberry Yogurt Muffins sounds so delicious!

  3. This sounds like a terrific book. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I tried the raspberry yogurt muffins just now, they look great, can't wait to dig in!

  5. Linda..oh, how I love your deck! I bet you want to spend lots of time there! Those muffins look so good and easy!


  6. You have a precious place! I need to come visit! I am having a tea party Sunday the 25th with a dear friend Bonnie "the dog whisperer" and my girls and our lovely Tarrah! She is my grandson Andrews pretty wife. Please pray for her. She is so young and has a busy life with lil Jayden and she has Rheumatoid Arthritis . Lots of prayer is good for her painful days! Wish me luck because I have never made scones and want to try a recipe I have! Hee Hee!
    Love those ducks. I am always hanging out with them behind the rec center where the water is. Lots of geese too. The mamas are so watchful I use my big camera lens so I don't make mama mad by getting too close! LOL! Those muffins look yummy and I love Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! Have a good evening! Hugs Anne


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