A beautifully photographed collection of vegetable-forward dishes and home-style treats from the family behind Davison Orchards in Vernon, BC.
From their multigeneration family farm in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan region, Rachel, and Laura, and Tamra bring you the Davison Orchards Cookbook, a celebration of local produce, seasonal gatherings, and family wisdom. The book features old family recipes and new ones, customer favourites from the orchard’s Farmhouse Café and Bakery, and even some surprise hits from family members who rarely cook. With instructions for vegetable storage, fool-proof canning techniques, and dashes of family wisdom, the book invites you to bring the fun and expertise of the Davisons’ operation into your own kitchen.
These 100 recipes are accompanied by beautiful photographs of produce, finished dishes, and farm life. Their cooking expertise is delivered with a sense of humour and lessons the trio have learned from each other and the land. (Nana’s advice? Make your bed, then plan dinner.)
With chapters on quick breads, breakfasts, soups, sides, mains, desserts and coffee breaks, sweets, preserves, and beverages, you’ll find everything you need for feeding early risers, pulling together last-minute potluck contributions, and stocking the freezer for winter. Learn to make vegetable-forward Davison favourites like Zucchini Pancakes, Country Corn Chowder, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, Summer in a Pan, Nana’s Apple Slice, Pear Cardamom Crisp, Grandma Quast’s Pickled Beets, Rhubarb Slush, and so many more!