Dishing Up the Dirt: Simple Recipes for Cooking Through the Seasons

Dishing Up the Dirt: Simple Recipes for Cooking Through the Seasons

Andrea Bemis, the creator of the popular farm-to-table blog Dishing Up the Dirt builds on her success with this beautiful, simple, seasonally driven cookbook, featuring more than 100 inventive and delicious whole-foods recipes and dozens of color photographs.

For Andrea Bemis, who owns and runs a six-acre organic farm with her husband outside of Portland, Oregon, dinners are inspired by what is grown in the soil and picked by hand. In Dishing Up the Dirt, Andrea offers 100 authentic farm-to-table recipes, arranged by season, including:

Spring: Honey Roasted Strawberry Muffins, Lamb Lettuce Wraps with Mint Yogurt Sauce, Spring Harvest Pizza with Mint & Pea Pesto, Kohlrabi and Chickpea Salad

Summer: Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Biscuits, Roasted Ratatouille Toast, Kohlrabi Fritters with Garlic Herb Cashew Cream Sauce, Farmers Market Burgers with Mustard Greens Pesto 

Fall: Farm Girl Veggie Bowls, Butternut Molasses Muffins, Early Autumn Moroccan Stew, Collard Green Slaw with Bacon Gremolata 

Winter: Rutabaga Home Fries with Smokey Cashew Sauce, Hoisin Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Country Girl Old Fashioned Cocktails, Tumbleweed Farm Winter Panzanella  

Andrea’s recipes focus on using whole, locally-sourced foods—incorporating the philosophy of eating as close to the land as possible. While many recipes are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian, many others include elemental ingredients like bread, cheese, eggs, meat, and sweeteners, which are incorporated in new and inventive ways.

In short essays throughout the book, Andrea also presents an honest glimpse of life on Tumbleweed Farm—the real life of a farmer, not the shabby-chic fantasy often portrayed—offering fascinating and frequently entertaining details about where the food on our dinner tables comes from. With stunning food photography as well as intimate portraits of farm life, Dishing Up the Dirt allows anyone to be a seasonal foodie and an armchair farmer.

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  • Lisa1170

    One of my favorite websites and cookbooks. I have made so many recipes from Dishing Up the Dirt. All of them have been delicious! I love the use of fresh and seasonal ingredients. I enjoy her recipes ...

  • Kendall

    Gorgeous pictures and very sweet stories detailing life on a small farm. Bemis didn't romanticize farm life-it sounds overwhelming and not for the faint of heart! But it did make me long for the simpl...

  • Shipshapeeatworthy

    What is more provocative than finding yourself face to face with beautiful, seasonal produce? Beets attached to their greens. Spring's first blush of strawberries. Bushels of apples when autumn comes....

  • Leslie

    This is much more than just another cookbook of healthy recipes. It’s a tribute to life on a small farm and the passion that the author has for the life that she and her husband have created in thei...

  • BookBec

    Yes, it's a pretty book; yes, the author writes interesting sections on life as a farmer; and yes, it has lots of recipes for eating your (very fresh) veggies.But it loses a star for each of these iss...

  • Debra Schoenberger

    I've just finished reading through Andrea's cookbook and can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading a cookbook this much.It was really interesting to read about what led Andrea and her husband, Ta...

  • Christine

    I don't often review cookbooks like I do other books, but this one deserves mentioning. I have not cooked any of the recipes in the book, although they look good. What I enjoyed about this cookbook wa...


    The recipes seems easy to handle (at a first superficial glance) and the ingredients nothing that is impossible to find, but what I like most about this book, where the stories Andrea told about farmi...

  • Cynthia Bell

    Great Book! Fascinating Read!This book is so much fun. Extremely interesting and informative.Highly recommended. I will be trying tons of the recipes. I love all of the narratives....

  • Brianna Sowinski

    Seasonal farm based cookbooks are probably my favorite, heavy reliance on vegetables but still include some meat recipes. Beautiful food photography and I liked all the hipster farming photos too. Sav...