The Ultimate Saskatoon Berry Cookbook

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
124 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2017
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Author Biography

Vickianne Caswell wrote her first book, "Freckles the Bunny Series, Book # 1: Freckles is Scared of School" in 2012. After a lot of research, she came to the decision to publish the series herself. Vickianne has since published 8 books using the same printing/distribution companies. Vickianne currently has 2 children's series' out along with a cookbook series. She is expected to produce another children's series in 2019.
She has spent much time and effort working on promoting, selling and designing various things for her books such as website, cover designs, book cover ideas (and illustrations), videos, etc. She has been told many times by other authors that she has progressed a lot further than many others and often hears that she has a gift for writing. Everything she has learned was either self-taught or involved a lot of research and practice. She is now taking a variety of classes to expand her knowledge, such as marketing, management and blogging.
When Vickianne has free time, she is either writing or playing a game. Her favourites include Dragon Age, Divinity series, Mass Effect series and The Sims 4.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Bigger than a blueberry, the Saskatoon berry has many other benefits that outshine the more commonly known blueberry. For instance, it’s high in vitamins and fibre and, of interesting note, it contains 11 percent of the daily intake required of calcium. The First Nations knew the merits of Saskatoon berries all too well. The First Nations consumed Saskatoon berries, a native fruit of North America, for both their nutritional and medicinal benefits. Other interesting facts compare this berry to the popular blueberry. Saskatoon berries have twice the amount of fiber, potassium and iron than blueberries and four times the amount of magnesium. A very healthy berry indeed. So, how does one use it? Eat them freshly picked, or use them in concoctions and cooking or baking favorites as one would use blueberries.

Or, better yet, follow some of Vickianne Caswell’s recipes in her recent cookbook, The Ultimate Saskatoon Berry Cookbook. As always, this astute author presents a wide range of possibilities in her cookbook, complete with detailed, easy to follow instructions. Her recipes are clearly organized in sections, beginning with Saskatoon berry drinks and continuing with a wide selection of savory and sweet dishes that all include this nutritious and healthy berry. There are recipes for wines and other alcoholic drinks, breads, muffins, brownies, cakes, candies, cookies, ice creams, sorbets, jams and so much more. Each recipe has an enticing title, like Polka-Dot Angel Cupcakes and Saskatoon Berry Lollipops. Or how about Chocolate Covered Saskatoon Berries or Saskatoon Macaroons? This book is a treasure for any cookbook fan or cooking enthusiast.