Volume I: MOTHER is the first volume in a series and features the lovely illustrations of my daughter, Carlyle. Mother celebrates women in our lives and offers an elegant seasonally inspired menu based on fresh ingredients. Most of us have at least one mother. If we are lucky, we also have a community of mothers who have taken up prominent residence in our hearts: grandmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, and close neighbours and friends who have influenced, mentored, or just been there for us in times of need. The first volume in the South Pond series, Mother, celebrates these women in our lives and offers an elegant, seasonally inspired menu based on fresh, simple ingredients that you can make for your special mom or moms. Included are my favourite spring recipes and tips for cooking a delicious meal, setting the right mood, arranging a perfect table, and even crafting special parting gifts for your guests.
Volume II: LOVE operates on so many levels in my life. It’s the result of an uncertain journey to a complete change of scenery — literally! Every person who visits the farm is very much part of my purpose and my success. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. In volume 2 of this South Pond series, I’m sharing my favourite menu to serve to our guests who are celebrating their love. I hope you enjoy it with the people who mean the most to you.
Volume III: FIRE celebrates my love of cooking over open flames and harkens back to quiet days spent at the cottage when everything prepared over the campfire tasted so good. Grilled flatbread, my Rattlesnake Ribs with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce, and Chile Cornbread are just a few of the farm classics I’m sharing with you. I hope you enjoy them.
Mother, Love, Fire