Stacy Lyn's Harvest Cookbook: Cook Fresh Food Every Day of the Year

Stacy Lyn's Harvest Cookbook: Cook Fresh Food Every Day of the Year

by Stacy Lyn Harris


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Co-host of "The Sporting Chef" shares her tips and more than 100 recipes for food from the garden, pasture, woods, and water.

With nine mouths to feed on a daily basis, Alabama chef Stacy Lyn Harris keeps it simple, but doesn't skimp on elegance. Her seven kids enjoy homegrown food, prepared beautifully and sustainably thanks to a few chickens in the back, a year-round kitchen garden, milk from a dairy farmer just outside of town, and locally-sourced free-range meats.

Always served up in Stacy Lyn's rustic-refined style, her dishes are classic Old South, but with a fresh, healthy, beautiful twist.

Featuring full-color photos, Stacy Lyn's Harvest Cookbook includes more than 100 field- and farm-to- table recipes that meet her three-part criteria: family friendly (easy, with simple ingredients), fresh, and tasty.

There are cherished family recipes, free-range meat dishes derived from her husband's hunting obsession, and lighter takes on decidedly southern classics—all prepared simply, in the freshest way possible. The book covers food from the garden, pasture, woods, and water in four sections:

"The Garden" features Fried Green Tomatoes, Jalapeño Poppers, Corn Chowder, Fried Squash with Tomatoes and Pesto, and other recipes to make you wish it was summer all year long.

"Beyond the Garden" delves into beekeeping and raising chickens for an amazing Honey Butter to pour over Cinnamon Pear Buns and your favorite Egg Salad Sandwiches with Refrigerator Pickles.

"From the Pasture" focuses on free-range, pasture-fed game recipes like Braised Short Ribs, Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo, and Juicy Pork Chops, plus a how-to on sausage-making.

"Seafood and Fish" includes Stacy Lyn's favorite entertaining recipes, Best Ever Clam Bake and Perfect Fish Tacos.

Included are 15 "how-to" articles sprinkled throughout the book offer steps for cooking and eating sustainably in any setting—including container gardening, saving seeds, preserving, foraging, composting, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983879930
Publisher: Gray Forest Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 756,704
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Southern chef Stacy Lyn Harris is the bestselling author of three cookbooks, founder of the popular Game and Garden blog, and co-host of "The Sporting Chef" on The Sportsman's Channel. Her simple approach to sourcing and preparing delicious meals makes life easier for those who want great fresh food everyday. Her no-nonsense recipes have been featured in Southern Living, Glamour, and Healthy Living. Dubbed "A New Breed of Cook" for cooking food that is natural, sustainable and delicious, her recipes are described as "rustic and comfortable, but with a certain elegance perfect for entertaining."

Table of Contents

I The Garden

Heirloom Gardening: Grow and Cook Amazing Vegetables

Vertical and Container Gardening: Grow and Cook in Small Spaces

Herbs: Grow and Cook with The Original Medicine

Preserving Summer: Can, Freeze, and Dry Your Harvest

II Beyond the Garden

Foraging: Wild Fruits, Herbs, and Greens

Beekeeping and Honey: Live the Sweet Life

Poultry and Eggs: Chicken, Turkey, Pheasant, and Eggs

III From the Pasture

Beef That's What's for Dinner

Pork, The Other White Meat


IV Woods and Water

Venison, The Other Red Meat

The Lost Art of Sausage Making

Substitutions: The Right Cut

Pheasant Duck, and Quail: Birds of a Feather…

Small Game: Big Flavor

Seafood and Fish, Need I Say More

Introduction 5

The Garden 16

Heirloom Gardening, Growing a Heritage 16

Strawberry Clafouti 20

Squash Boats 23

Fried Squash with Tomato and Pesto 24

Figs 26

Fig Bread 29

Figs Stuffed with Mascarpone and Maple Walnuts 30

Composting, Making Black Gold in the Back Yard 32

Tomatoes 34

Tomatoes, Quintessential Summer 35

Original Fried Green Tomatoes 37

Healthier crunchier "baked" fried green tomatoes 37

Tomato Pie 38

Tomato Soup 41

Basic Tomato Sauce 42

Homemade Pie Crust 43

Roasted Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes 44

Tomato Vinaigrette 44

Roasted Garden Vegetables 47

Jalapeno Poppers 48

Corn, That's Maize to My Southern Ancestors 51

Corn Chowder 52

Creamy Corn Pudding 55

Jalapeno Cornbread 56

Heirloom Gardening Tips 58

Roasted Okra 61

Eggplant Lasagna 62

Cantaloupe Ice Cream 65

Poached Pears 66

Spinach, Arugula, and Crispy Fried Goat Cheese Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette 69

Spiced Pumpkin Butter 70

How to Make Pumpkin Pie "Pioneer Style" 72

To Make a More Traditional Pie 72

Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Bread Crumbs and Pine Nuts 75

Garlic Mashed Potatoes 76

Sweet Potatoes. Everything's Sweeter in the South 79

Sweet Potato "baked" Fries 80

Mashed Sweet Potatoes 83

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup 84

Sweet Potato Biscuits 86

Southern Collards 89

Loaded Turnip Root Baked Fries 90

Creamed Brussels Sprouts 93

Vertical and Container Gardening 94

Grow and Cook in Small Spaces: 94

No Space, No Problem: Vertical and Container Gardening 94

Refrigerator Dill Pickles 97

To Soak or not to Soak 98

Heirloom Black-eyed Peas 101

Butter Beans 102

Herbs: Grow and Cook with The Original Medicine 104

Herb Frittata 106

Herb Salad with Simple Vinaigrette 109

Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette 110

Basil, The Holy Herb 111

Basil Pesto 113

Preserving Summer: Can, Freeze, and Dry Your Harvest 114

Jerky 119

Fig Preserves 121

Homemade Biscuits 121

Homemade Canned Tomatoes 122

Fresh Salsa 125

Tomatillo Sauce 126

Drying Figs 129

Granny's Garden Vegetable Soup 130

Beyond the Garden 133

Foraging: Wild Fruits, Herbs, and Greens 133

Foraging 134

Dandelion Greens, Wood Sorrel, Greenbrier, and Turkey with Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette 137

Blueberry Pie 138

Sassafras Tea 141

File Powder 142

Kudzu Jelly 145

Beekeeping and Honey: Live the Sweet Life 146

Cinnamon Pear Buns with Honey Bourbon Sauce 151

Baked Peaches with Honey and Almonds 152

Melon Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing 155

Poultry and Eggs: Chicken. Turkey, and Eggs 156

Big Mama's Southern Chicken and Buttermilk Dumplings 161

Chicken Farmer's Style 162

Chicken and Mushrooms over Cheesy Grits 165

Healthy Chicken Soup 166

Just a Note about Wild Turkey 168

Quarter-pound Turkey Burgers 171

Asian Skewered Turkey with Chili Ginger Dipping Sauce 172

Stuffed Turkey Breast 175

Turkey Cutlets With Mixed Greens and Herb Vinaigrette 176

The Perfect Boiled Egg 179

Southern Style Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce 180

Egg Salad Sandwiches 182

Homemade Mayonnaise 185

From the Pasture 186

Beef. It's What's for Dinner 186

Braised Short Ribs and Ginger Gremolata 190

One Pan Tender and Juicy Pork Chops 193

Pork Sausage 194

Black-Eyed Pea Gumbo 197

Roasted Lamb with Smashed Roasted Potatoes and Garlic 199

Woods and Water 202

Venison, The Other Red Meat 204

Moroccan Venison Shepherd's Pie 207

Easy Venison Chili Con Carne 208

Western Venison Open-Faced Sandwich with Fried Egg 211

Stuffed Venison Meatloaf 212

Ragu Bolognese 215

Venison Korean Wraps 216

Chili Cocoa Crusted Venison with Berry Reduction 219

Venison Burrito Supreme 220

Beer-Braised Venison with Turnips, Onions, and Carrots 223

Venison Lettuce Wraps 224

Venison Scaloppine 227

The Lost Art of Sausage Making 228

Italian Venison Sausage 233

Breakfast Sausage 234

Venison Sausage Smothered in Italian Tomatoes and Onions Over Cheesy Grits 237

Stuffed Venison Loin 238

How to Butterfly a Loin 240

Wild Game Substitutions 243

Pheasant, Duck, and Quail 244

Slow Cooker Pheasant Nachos 246

Duck 249

Wild Duck Meatballs 250

Duck Hoagie with Chipotle Sauce and Cucumber Carrot Slaw 253

Quail 254

How to debone a quail 254

Stuffed Quail with Figs and Prosciutto 257

Rustic Quasi Pizza 258

Pan Fried Quail 261

Small Game, Big Flavor 262

Fried Rabbit and Sage Buttermilk Waffles 264

Sage Buttermilk Waffles 267

Southern Squirrel Pot Pie 269

Seafood and Fish. Need I Say More? 270

Greek Snapper 273

Herb Pecan Crusted Trout 274

Best Ever Clam Bake 277

Fish Tacos 278

Crappie with White Beans and Basil 281

Thanks! 282

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