cooking with heart- the csa cookbook

this natural dream

We have been feeling particularly lucky lately. First, we won scholarships to the Garden Bloggers Conference thanks to the generous folks at Bonnie Plants. Then, we were given the opportunity to be ambassadors of fellow blogger Linda Ly’s book ‘The CSA Cookbook.’

this natural dream

Linda runs the award winning blog, Garden Betty, a blog we have followed for sometime now. Girl’s got it going on over there. She is full of out of the box garden tips, healthy and flavorful recipes, and tons of inspiration. Both personally and professionally for us (we even have a blog redesign going on behind the scenes using a theme she recommends).

So, just imagine our excitement the day we received an email from Garden Betty (Linda Ly) herself inviting us to enjoy The CSA Cookbook and help spread the word. I got the news on my birthday and she mentioned getting a laugh out of particular posts, to boot. I can only imagine what was going through Ryan’s head as he heard squeals and “happy birthday to me” being sung from the office in various octaves. In true Kristyn fashion, it followed with a dance out of the room.

We received our copy of The CSA Cookbook in the mail this past weekend (we took to social media to share our excitement) and have been oohing and aahing over the imagery and recipes ever since.

this natural dream

As Ryan and I flipped through the pages, we quickly realized that this was a cookbook that we wanted to try every last recipe. The way Linda has written her cookbook in such a user friendly way, even I (It’s no secret Ryan is the chef in this house) feel like I can take on any of the recipes solo and succeed. Linda makes ME want to cook.

From cover to cover The CSA Cookbook radiates heart. With Linda’s no-waste recipes and passion for eating well, my passion for eating from the earth has been magnified. I can’t wait to start incorporating parts of plants I never considered before, like the tops of carrots. This cookbook has really opened my eyes to all the possibilities my beloved garden veggies hold in the kitchen.

In The CSA Cookbook you will find:

  • Ways to help you preserve the shelf life of different veggies
  • All new ways to see vegetables and all their possibilities
  • A breakdown of what she cooks with and why (different oils, milk, eggs, sugar, etc.)
  • Tool breakdown
  • Recipes for vegetable broth and pesto with tons of ingredient options
  • Countless tips with every turn of the page

We knew The CSA Cookbook was going to be a staple in our plethora of cookbooks, but it far surpassed my expectations. The lessons in this book are for a lifetime.

Need more reason to fall for Linda Ly the Garden Betty and her first cookbook? Check out this fun Q&A and be further inspired! As for us, we have some cooking to do, but don’t fret, we’ll be back to fill you in on all the dish (here).

Psst- want to order your own The CSA Cookbook, click here or head out to your local bookstore and get yours today.

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  • Reply
    Linda Ly
    April 14, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    This is one of the sweetest reviews ever! Dang, I’m blushing. You are ahhh-dorable and I’m so happy we met this year!

    • Reply
      this natural dream
      April 30, 2015 at 8:51 am

      It was amazing getting to meet you! So glad you enjoyed the review, we can’t shut up about The CSA Cookbook. We already know what a few people will be getting for Christmas 😉


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