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.


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!


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!


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.


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


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.


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!



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.


  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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