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Friday, November 7, 2014

novel bakers present the forest feast~


the forest feast is a wonderful FULL color cookbook that will delight your senses from the forest, to the sea, to the mountain tops high, in other words its just a darn good cookbook! i am a visual person, how can you not love a book that offers you 100% color pics from cover to cover? i am also extra smitten with this book because its a local author, residing in the foggy coastal mountains of santa cruz she offers cool moisture dripping moments...




her foods are the taste of home, a true california experience, avocados, artichokes, citrus, figs, grapes persimmons...







with thanksgiving just around the corner, why not see if any of these forest delights might find their way onto your holiday tables. this is a simple, easy to use and enjoy cookbook, today i thought i would share a few tasty starters and libations from my own fall forest...







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what a delicious start to the holiday!

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stop by and see what else you might find on the forest floor with...



8 comments:

Mary said...

Oh I knew you'd be cooking up a feast! If only I could start the day with a Rosemary Gin Fizz, I'll have to wait til 5:00 :) Your asparagus tart looks so delicious and beautiful with your wispy blooms along with your little apricot bites served on nature's best fall colored leaves. I love that your weathered table top matches hers in the book too...

Thanks so much for introducing me to this beautiful book. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're feasting on the rest of the week :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

I would love to come for cocktails on your beautiful N Cal coast, and the pairings of a lemon basil mojito with a pastry wrapped spear, or a rosemary gin fizz with asparagus tart are both irresistible~ the book is charming and her illustrations delightful~and your photos, as always, are stunning...I am looking forward for a week of fabulous fun, thanks Jain~
Jenna

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I love this splendid feast you've created, Jain. I made the asparagus roll ups, too, but, well, you know me and puff pastry. But weren't they divine? I have yet to try a recipe from the book that wasn't out of this world good. I could cook from those pages every day, and give thanks that you selected it for a NB event.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

How gorgeous everything looks. No sooner do you Novel Bakers upload your blog posts that I head to the online library catalog and search for the book. This one I had to inter-library loan, so I have to wait. >:-(

Bonnie said...


Thank you for a delightful post from start to finish with excellent food styling and photography.
I look forward to your next installment on this unique book.
I must try the impressive asparagus tart. So pretty and sounds delicious.

Sarah said...

Oh, yum! I'm going to order a copy of this book. Ilove it as much for it's recipes as the wonderfully artful presentation. Thanks for introducing me to it. Looking forward to more forest treats.

Rhondi said...

Jain
Your photos and food are amazing as always!!

cippy said...

Welcome back Novel Bakers!...you never disappoint me. Your post today has me longing to own this book. I think Santa is going to get a great big hint this year!