Review and Giveaway: The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook

March 14, 2014

I have had the pleasure of knowing Terry Golson of for a few years now. She has been keeping chickens, goats and horses for many years. She is also an accomplished chef. For years, folks have been asking her to release a cookbook. She finally did! I could not contain my excitement when it arrived, Terry was finally going to divulge her delicious recipes that we all can never get enough of! From the gorgeous photography, detailed information about keeping chickens, to the mouth watering recipes this cookbook is simply delicious!

I had a moment to chat with Terry about chickens, eggs and recipes.

After keeping chickens for all these years, what is your all time favorite breed?

I don’t have one! However, I do tend to like the individual birds with standout personalities, and after almost twenty years, there’s been a handful of those characters, and they’ve been all different breeds.

 Tell me about your favorite egg dish. Does your family have a favorite as well?

I love the simplicity of eggs, so for everyday, I’d have to say that it’s scrambled eggs for breakfast. I also enjoy putting together a strata. And I love desserts! Few things are more satisfying than a custard. My husband would probably say that the Vanilla Pudding, turned into Banana Cream Pie is his favorite. Chocolate made even richer and silkier with eggs might be mine, so the Chocolate Tart hits all of the notes for me.

Do you have a favorite hen?

Right now I have 19 hens and they are all good birds. I appreciate them all for different traits. Beatrix and Veronica are the hens that I take on school visits, so I know them well, and rely on their calm and friendly temperaments. Misty and Twiggy are flighty, busy, always up for something hens. They add humor to the flock! My two Black Stars are consistent layers. I could go on… I know each one and like something about each bird.

Tell me something that most folks don’t know about you.

When I was seven, in a book about horsemanship, I read that it’s good luck to put on your left riding boot first. I’m not superstitious person, but ever since then I’ve always put on my left shoe first.

Tell me about the backyard chicken workshops that you host throughout the year? How can people attend?

I do programs at my home, and also at various venues. like libraries and farm stores. Some are free and open to the public, others have a fee. They’re all listed on my Events page on my website. Workshops held at my home are limited to 14 in a group. I talk all about what you need to know to get started, and then we all tour my coops, the composting system and the gardens. People even get to pick up a chicken. And, I serve iced tea and homemade cookies! Sign up is easy through my site.

Cinnamon Sugar Puffed Pancake

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53 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook”

  1. My favorite egg recipe is sweet custard. My brother and I make it all the time and it never lasts more than a few seconds!
    Jess B

  2. Love scrambled eggs on a Sunday morning!

    I'm so glad you are doing this giveaway. I found your blog when I was doing research before we got our hens, but lost the link. I was excited to see it on Hen Cam so I can check back in and catch up!

  3. Really enjoy daily HenCam an Tilly's Nest
    Would love to Win a book But will be buying several for perfect gift for Easter an Mothers Day

  4. Whenever I am lucky enough to stay at a luxury hotel, it's eggs benedict for breakfast…. But there are so many yummy egg dishes… heuvos rancheros, scrambled, quiches, omlets… You can't go wrong with eggs! I thank my Silver Laced Wyandottes every day for thier gifts!

  5. I like the French Toast from Ina Garten, and my GF chocolate cupcakes. I make a breakfast casserole, with homemade hashbrowns, meat, and veggies. All recipes call for lots of eggs. This cook books look unique and inviting

  6. Love eggs benedict (esp. when I don't have to be the one to cook it). My chickens (4) are all different breeds and have personality to spare. I have one that does not lay any eggs. She sits on the others until I collect them but I'm afraid she is barren but I love her anyway. Would love to win this book because I'm running out of egg ideas. Deborah in Atlanta

  7. While eggs benedict is probably my favorite egg dish to eat, I think my egg salad is about my favorite thing to make. Hard boiled eggs (actually, anymore, I bake the eggs), miracle whip, a wee bit of fresh ground pepper, a bit of stone ground mustard, a bit more of horseradish, a sprinkle of celery salt, and mash it all together. I have it on bread or saltines (or wheat thins, in a pinch). My husband literally starts drooling just a bit when I make egg salad.

  8. Fried eggs, hard boiled with sea salt or in a salad, and quiche are my favorites! Oh and deviled eggs. And Challah bread. One thing I have not had is frittatas. I see them sometimes on real food blogs, but haven't tried them out yet.

    I love your blog! I just became a follower! 🙂


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