Our wonderful friends at Hands Together: A Center for Children and Families have done it again. We fell in love with them a couple of years ago when they whipped up the wonderful felt birds and linen birds that we sell. The birds are hand made by participants in the Hands Together Morning Garden Program which serves the needs of the transient families with pre-school children living near the downtown core of Santa Ana.
But now we have a whole new reason to fall in love all over again. Just in time for Mother's Day, they have come out with the best-ever Community Service Cookbook. Morning Garden Comes to Your Table is a 256 page collection of their favorite menus, original recipes, and interviews featuring the personal stories of their Morning Garden moms. The cookbook menus follow the four seasons and are each are made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
The Morning Garden Program cooks in a church kitchen and their pantry is meager, but out of that culinary discoveries have been made. While their kitchen is basic, they passionately choose to cook from scratch and consistently strive to reflect the seasons. In fact, the philosophy of the cookbook is "to pursue fresh and seasonal ingredients, and to involve the whole family in the shopping, the cooking, the sitting, the eating, and the sharing at the family table."
So, for the mom in your family (even if it's you), drop by Winnow and grab a big helping of love.
These wonderful cookbooks are only $24.95 and all proceeds benefit the Morning Garden Program.