I got another cookbook for Christmas, and it’s a beaut. Honey and Jam by Hannah Queen chronicles seasonal country baking from her kitchen in the Appalachian mountains. The recipes appealed to me right away: Cherry Almond Brown Butter Cake, Green Tomato Cornmeal Cake, Honeysuckle Cake, Apple Cider Doughnut Cake, Blueberry Corn Skillet Cake, and Autumn Breakfast Cake with pear, sweet potato, and hazelnuts. Yes, it’s mostly cakes (with a few tarts and pavlovas mixed in), but who doesn’t like cake? All the recipes are arranged by season and the photography is gorgeous.
Keep it in mind for next season’s garden bounty.