Favorite Seasonal Recipes from the English Countryside: Orchard Cookbook Giveaway

Hi friends! It’s time for another book giveaway! I love featuring new books here on the blog and it’s always fun for me to give a free copy to a lucky reader. Today’s book is Orchard which is all about sweet and savoury recipes from the English countryside by James Rich – and I’m giving away three books instead of one! All you need to do to enter for a chance to win is to leave a comment at the end of this post. (This post contains affiliate links – see my privacy policy.)

Orchard book - sweet and savoury recipes from the countryside


James Rich grew up in Somerset and later moved to the city as an adult. He missed his roots and moved back to the southwest region which is populated with orchards. His first book is Apple and now his second book, Orchard, focuses on recipes he’s created from his own orchard and kitchen garden.

Apple orchard in Somerset England


The cookbook isn’t solely dedicated to apple recipes, however. You’ll find recipes for feasts, light bites, sides and sauces, and sweets and drinks.

Apples in a wooden basket from the orchard


Here’s a sampling of some of the recipes you’ll find in Orchard. Pear and Ginger Beef Burgers with Pear Slaw – I can’t wait to make this but with Beyond burger meat since I’m vegetarian.

Pear and ginger beef burgers with pear slaw - recipe from Orchard cookbook


Or how about Sausage, Bean, and Cider Stew? I can enjoy this one too with plant-based faux sausage. It looks so yummy for a fall or winter day.

Sausage, Bean, and Cider Stew


Use the popular spring vegetable of asparagus to make a tasty pizza.

Asparagus Pizza from the Orchard cookbook


Chicken lovers will enjoy Chicken and Cherry Traybake. You can use fresh or frozen cherries.

Chicken and Cherry Traybake


This dish is definitely on my “recipes to try” list. It’s Mushroom, Kale, and Wild Garlic Bread and Butter Pudding. Yum!

Mushroom, Kale, and Wild Garlic Bread and Butter Pudding


In summer, use fresh strawberries from the farm market to whip up Strawberry and Clotted Cream Custard Tart. I LOVE anything with custard or pudding, like flan, crème brûlée, or anything like that. You could probably make this with any type of berry.

Strawberry and Clotted Cream Custard Tart - from the Orchard cookbook


In addition to recipes, James also shares tips for foraging, creating a kitchen garden, and more. The book includes photos of the Somerset orchard and countryside. You’ll even get to see his beautiful cat.

James Rich's cat - author of Orchard


James Rich's orchard in Somerset, England


Orchard is pure hygge throughout. The photos are beautiful and make you feel like you wish you were there. You’ll enjoy over 200 pages of recipes and inspiration.

Field in Somerset, England


To enter to win a copy of Orchard, simply leave a comment below. And remember – I’m giving away three of these thanks to James Rich’s publicist. You could have a copy before Thanksgiving and the holidays! I’ll announce the winners next Monday. But if you can’t wait to find out if you win, or you want to give Orchard as a gift, you can purchase it on Amazon.



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  1. Chicken and cherries sounds amazing and I would never have thought of that combination.Of course the pizza looks amazing. Thank you Jennifer for the opportunity.

  2. Is there anything more comforting than fall-inspired recipes? That sounds like an amazing cookbook for all us home chefs to look at the season for inspiration in the kitchen

  3. That looks like a lovely book. I love recipes and baking, but I’m also such an anglophile. This seems right up my alley.

  4. This looks like a beautiful book. I always pick too many apples 🍎 in the fall and wonder what I should do with them all. This recipe book definitely seems to answer that question! 🥧 🐓 🍏

  5. OMG! What beautiful pictures from the Orchard book! A cookbook with pictures is ALWAYS best and from England to boot! Doesn’t get much better than that! Would love to be one of the three happy recipients! As always your post is informative and full of eye candy-pleasure in pictures!

  6. Reading your blog, Jennifer, is like taking a mini-vacation! Today we got to walk through an English orchard and drool over the recipes. Thank you for the cookbook giveaway opportunity- I enjoy trying new recipes!

  7. Looks like a wonderful Sunday read for a chilly autumn day! Beautiful pictures and the recipes shown are tantalizing

  8. The cookbook looks wonderful. I have collected cookbooks over the years and this one would be a great addition. I must add that your blog is a daily gift. Thank you.

  9. What an absolutely beautiful book! The pictures just transport me to a place of beauty and peace. I’d love to have this!

  10. I have just recently subscribed to your email newsletters/blog and I am thoroughly enjoying the content you send. I look forward to receiving them in my inbox and scrolling through with my morning cup of tea. The recipes/pictures above look absolutely divine and right in line with the comfort foods I like to serve up during this time of year. My favorite time of year.

  11. Lovely! Just lovely! Your whole website is a mini-morning vacation for me-so glad I recently subscribed.
    Thank you!

  12. This cookbook looks wonderful…love reading cookbooks that also have so much story included. Great timing for this particular giveaway with apple picking in full swing this fall!

  13. Hi Jennifer.
    The photography of the delicious looking recipes in Orchard makes one long for the countryside. Inviting indeed!
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Thanks for sharing this cookbook. Looks like an amazing array of delicious recipes, along with beautiful photos of stunning countryside.

  15. Being an apple grower in Ontario, I would love to have a copy of his book. I love making new items that use apples.

  16. Fall is the BEST season for cozy cooking and baking!! This book is beautiful and the recipes sound really interesting! Always enjoy your blogs – thank you!!

  17. Oh my goodness, for someone who has just got over an illness, your book cover, pics and recipes drew me in like a moth to a flame. I see healthy meals bubbling along in the future.

  18. Would love to own such a beautiful book and I’m sure the pictures of the English countryside will be just as beautiful. Every recipe looked mouthwatering. I went to the UK in 1991 and now that I’m retired I’m looking forward to visiting again.

  19. Oh my goodness, these recipes look wonderful! I would love to be considered for a copy of the cookbook. Thank you!

  20. I tend to love the food and gardening aesthetic in the UK. The chicken and cherries sounds amazing. 🙂 I would love to win a copy but will buy one if I don’t. Thank you for posting about it!

  21. These recipes look amazing!!! I’m sure the cookbook is quite a collection of amazing. I hope I get chosen for one!!!
    I look forward to seeing your emails each day!! I get to see Beautiful places and get inspired! Thank you!!!

  22. The book is on my want list (I really do have one) because the recipes look so amazing! Thank you for doing this. Cheers!