Monthly Cookbook Review: August-Green Market Baking Book

I adore all kinds of books, but especially LOVE to delve deeply into cookbooks of all varieties.  Each month I will bring you a review of a cookbook.  Each book will be different in theme, taste, style and recipes. I hope that by offering you a review of a variety of cookbooks you have a small window or “peek” into their depths and my perspective into the culinary offerings of these books and might venture out of your normal cooking routine to try a new dish or two!

Bon Appetite!

[easyazon_link asin=”1402759975″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”simplivisim09-20″]Green Market Baking Book: 100 Delicious Recipes for Naturally Sweet & Savory Treats[/easyazon_link]

Green Market baking book focuses on using natural sweeteners and local/seasonal/organic products and produce. Sometimes for some people this can be quite overwhelming.  Me included! But they have this really helpful section that helps you stock your pantry in a more whole and natural way.  But I just want everyone to know up front..there are STILL “normal” chocolate chips in my cupboard!

I adore all of the pics, the illustrations and the whole layout of the book.  It’s very user friendly and I enjoyed all of the little tips which are highlighted in orange and very easy to find and also the fact that the book is sectioned off into seasons.  This makes it really wonderful to use up ALL your CSA foods!

The book focus’s more on savory dishes vs. sweet.  It is easier to cook savory naturally than sweet baking is.  And quite frankly some of the recipes I just won’t make the more natural/whole way.  But…that’s semi-homemade and that’s how I roll.

BUT I will say there are many recipes that just look amazing…I may have to give them a try.  

A few on my to bake list are:

Twelve Grain Muffins

Blueberry Grunt


Peach and Nectarine Upside-Down Cake

Huckleberry Sour Cream Pie

Sweet Corn Tart

Brandied Pumpkin Gingerbread


Sigh….I may JUST have to buy this book!!

This really wonderful and amazing cookbook is a compilation of recipes from quite a few contributors, which can be great: lots of different perspectives on food.  Authors such as: Alice Waters, Chef Ann Cooper, Linton Hopkins, Susan Spicer, Molly Stevens, Dan Barber, Carrie Nahabedian, Melanie Waxman, Meredith McCarty, Rozanne Gold, Jessica Prentice, Tom Douglas, Susan Baldassano, Alexandria Jamieson and Rebecca Wood.


Bonus Recipe:

Granola Bars

Carol Anne Wasserman

Makes 36 bars


  • 1/4 C. Ground Flax
  • 1/4 C. Water
  • 2 C. Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 C. Whole Grain Spelt Flour
  • 1 3/4 C. total of chopped dried apples, cranberries, cherries, or chocolate ships.
  • 1/2 C. chopped almonds
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/4 C. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 3/4 C. brown rice syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine ground flax and water to form paste, set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix together the dry ingredients.
  • In a third bowl, mix together the oil and brown rice syrup. Add the flax paste.
  • Add the wet mix to the dry mix and incorporate well.
  • Pour batter into a 11 X 7 1/2 baking pan, pressing the mix down firmly.  Bake 25 minutes or until edges turn golden.
  • Let rest 10 minutes, cut.


A few more book you might like to try:

[easyazon_link asin=”0307954870″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”simplivisim09-20″]The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes[/easyazon_link]

[easyazon_link asin=”1580082777″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”simplivisim09-20″]Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen[/easyazon_link]


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