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Publishers WeeklyStay-at-home moms Thompson and Edwards turned their passion for junking and repurposing found materials into a thriving business as the Farm Chicks, the vivacious hostesses of a wildly popular annual antiques show in Spokane, Washington. In this eye-catching hodge-podge of gingham and gumption, the duo share tips, stories and recipes along with plenty of heart. Those expecting country classics like turkey melts, granola, strawberry rhubarb pie and cinnamon rolls won't be disappointed, but there are just as many contemporary dishes like Cardamom Griddle Cakes with Maple Cardamom Cream, Roasted Chicken and Pesto Hoagies, and Enchilada Soup to keep bellies full. Nineteen simple, homey projects-including custom blackboards, aprons and cotton food covers (to keep the flies off your cole slaw)-allow readers to replicate the Farm Chick aesthetic, right down to the logo (a stencil is included). Like their dishes, Edwards and Thompson's crafts feature easily-sourced materials and simple instructions. This warm, welcoming duo makes an excellent first impression, and should elicit enthusiastic RSVPs for their next outing.
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