The Apricot Lane Farms Cookbook
By Molly Chester with Sarah Owens
If you’re looking for a beautiful coffee-table book full of Wise Traditions-friendly recipes, look no further. Molly Chester, together with her husband John, have created a place of beauty at Apricot Lane Farms in California, with pastured animals, vegetable gardens and biodynamically raised fruit trees. Her book provides seasonal recipes together with gorgeous photographs—the perfect way to introduce a casual guest to our way of eating!
Molly’s introduction explains the importance of dietary fundamentals: raw dairy, carefully extracted olive and avocado oils, ghee, lard, bacon fat, natural sweeteners, properly prepared grains, raw vinegar and sea salt. An interesting inclusion to this list is naturally fermented miso, used as a flavoring. Original and creative recipes include pickled persimmons, cassava and coconut flour tortillas, sourdough sandwich loaf, jalapeño kraut, harissa, peach barbeque sauce, spaghetti squash coins, smoky potato and greens tacos and zucchini fritters. The section on pastured meats includes many delightful recipes for chicken, eggs, lamb, beef (including beef liver) and pork.
And then there are the desserts! Strawberry coconut ice cream, plum crisp and avocado honey ice cream. In fact, the book ends with a stunning collection of avocado recipes, since the Chesters grow thirteen different varieties of avocado on their farm. A finger-licking thumbs up!
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2022🖨️ Print post
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