The Little Prairie Book of Berries: News and Reviews!

The Little Prairie Book of Berries was published three months ago and I am so grateful for the support I’ve had from readers – you sure know how to make a person feel loved!

Here are a few updates since the cookbook’s publication in early November:

I’m not going to lie, I totally did a dance when I heard about this (and I can’t dance, so it’s a good thing no one was around to see it!): The Little Prairie Book of Berries was listed as one of the Top 12 Cookbooks of 2021 by the National Post! What an honour! Here’s the link to the article.

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Chatelaine, a well-known national Canadian lifestyle magazine which has been in publication since 1928, profiled some of the gardening tips for currants and a few recipes from the book. The Currant Ginger Cookie recipe featured in this article is a huge favourite of mine!

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Stained Page News had a lovely write-up about the book here. As did Tales from Topographic Kitchens, linked here. Definitely follow these two sites if you adore cookbooks and food!

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Prairie Books Now listed LPBB in their Fall/Winter 2021 issue. Prairie Books Now is a fantastic resource, published two times a year, that profiles new books written by Prairie authors.

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In December, my publisher, TouchWood Editions, showcased the Haskap Berry and Banana Breakfast Shake recipe from the book – check it out here and enjoy!

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I’ve been asked a few times if I could share some of the photos that were taken for the book – absolutely, I can! Although the cookbook is fully illustrated, I took some quick snapshots to give artists Tree Abraham and Meryl Hulse some sources to use as inspiration. This photo is of one of my favourite recipes in LPBB: Sea Buckthorn Berry Oatmeal Cookies. I made them again a few evenings ago and swapped out the brown sugar for coconut sugar, which was delicious as well.

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And…if you want to see a little bit of the process that Tree and Meryl used to create the illustrations for the book, Tree posted about it on her Instagram. Click through to check it out!

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If you wish to purchase The Little Prairie Book of Berries, it’s available at most independent bookstores across the country, as well as at Chapters-Indigo, McNally Robinson, and Amazon. (You can also find it in select online booksellers in the United States and abroad!). If you live here in Calgary and buy farm-fresh food from YYC Growers, you can grab a copy of the book from them as well.

5 comments

  1. I love “The Little Book of Berries” that I won Sheryl and can’t wait to try some of these recipes and actually growing berries myself. I hate relying on the store for berries. I never knw what shape they’ll be in when I’m ready to buy,

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