This last week, we’ve gotten a few emails (and comments from readers) who’ve requested recipes. We are indeed very flattered over your interest in our eating habits. A few readers even encouraged us to consider writing a cookbook saying:

I would like to encourage you to write a cookbook. I think the profits would help your cause and we would all love to use your lovely recipes. – Judith

And another from a letter in the mail:

A few days ago you suggested that the world didn’t need another cookbook. I would agree considering most of the cookbooks available. But we do need a cookbook (for those of us not very creative) that will not only show us what to grow but also how to cook a 100 FOOT DIET. A cookbook that will show us how to make nutritionally balanced meals from our garden with the fewest outside inputs. Please take some of your weekly menus from each season and expand with the recipes. Sign me up for a copy, autographed of course. – BW

With the increasing popularity of PTF and Little Homestead in the City growing and our recent online expansion with sites like Freedom Gardens and the upcoming Urban Homesteading social network/online magazine it’s essential for such ventures to pay for themselves. Right now, PTF relies solely on generous readers to support through either a tax deductible donation or purchases from the online store where we make 30% profit on items sold.

Our readers are right. A cookbook isn’t a bad idea at all and has, as a matter of fact, been on our “to do list” for quite sometime. You’re also right to surmise that a cookbook could be a potential income producing offshoot of PTF’s homegrown roots. Profits from the cookbook could helps us continue to grow the future. Helping us to continue to seed the revolution.

On another note, if you have emailed us in these last two weeks we are doing our best to try and response to the onslaught of emails. Also, for those who have left comments (great to see readership contributions and a warm welcome to all our new readers) I will hopefully get around to responding to your comments on Sunday.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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  1. myste says:

    i would encourage the cookbook idea as well and you could even use the freedom gardeners forum to solicit additional recipes that other freedom gardeners have come up with from their home grown produce!

  2. Fiona says:

    I also would love to see a PTF cookbook and would purchase one. I love your weekly meal entries..Always makes me hungry:)


  3. Robyn says:

    I would LOVE a cookbook, sign me up! πŸ™‚

    I love reading your weekly menu’s to get new, healthy meal ideas, so a cookbook would be great.

  4. chel says:

    I absolutely love the idea of a recipe book! I have been thinkingabout that exact thing the last couple or weeks. Good luck on this journey because I will be one of the first people ordering it. Please make sure to add some of those yummy pictures to it.
    Good luck you guys!

  5. Kristie says:

    A cookbook is a wonderful idea!
    Another thing I would really enjoy is a “week (or day) in the life of” series, which follows each member of the family’s activities in turn. I have often wondered what the day to day is like around the homestead.

  6. Shay says:

    I’d love a cookbook too! Great idea!

  7. EmilyB says:

    A cookbook would be great, we often have PTF inspired meals.
    Even better if it was available to purcahse online (for all us overseas admirers!) Plus it would save on paper, carbon emissions and all that πŸ™‚
    I am looking forward to it! EmilyB

  8. Jennifer says:

    A cookbook is a wonderful idea! I don’t know how you’d publish it, but I know there are print on demand places like this out there that you may want to look into – http://www.lulu.com/

  9. Alec says:

    Where do I sign up for your cookbook?

    Like commenter Kristie I would love to see a ‘week or day in the life of’ type entry. I really admire what you are doing and would love to see your schedules.

    Also, that barefoot in the garden picture is awesome. I love barefeet! Why do so many people think barefeet are gross?

  10. Eric says:

    I am also interested in seeing recipes for the yummy foods shown in the weekly meal report. I don’t know that a published path-to-freedom cookbook is the answer though. The problem is the inherent irony in requesting a cookbook about eating locally grown food from someone who is not local.

    I think an online open-source type cookbook is more appropriate. Allow the Dervaes and the path-to-freedom readers to post recipes and allow others to comment on how they adapted that recipe to their locality and the season.

  11. Ken Kunst says:

    A cookbook on-line would be the appropriate way…and it could have tips and suggestions for how to cook with the solar and cob ovens, and all the techniques you use in the kitchen, etc…dehydrating and sprouting, canning…this would be great for all of us who would like to adapt these forms of cookingand preserving into our routines. There’s enough regular recipe books out there, so a combination of recipes and “green” techniques would interest a lot of us. Thanks.

  12. Judy says:

    A cookbook would be awesome! I have to say that I am so amazed how you can take what you have and be so creative with the dishes that you prepare. If you do decide to put a cookbook together please let me know because I will be first in line to buy it :-

  13. Susan says:

    If you do write a cookbook, you might want to include a section on how to raise chickens, ducks and goats in the city, then give recipes for egg and goat milk dishes.

  14. Stacy says:

    Yes, please! And I second Ken Kunst’s suggestion about including specifications/cooking suggestions for “green techniques”.

  15. Anais says:

    A huge thanks for everyone’s input, suggestions, comments and insights. Very helpful indeed. Thanks for taking the time to offer your input, we appreciate readership participation.

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