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All About Happy Hens...

You'll laugh (at me, I hope), you'll cry (chopping onions) might even learn a thing or three!


Folks, I don't proclaim to be the top banana in backyard hens - believe me, I'm learning on the job! - but I figured, there's no reason you shouldn't come along with me on the journey. Right? So, I've shared some stories, tips, mistakes and lessons hard-learned. Oh, and recipes. Delicious, easy-to-make recipes.

I didn't hire a top gun food stylist (as many cookbook writers do); I just made the food and the talented Donna Griffith shot it. So if I can make it look good enough to eat, so can YOU!


Happy Hens is available through online retailers:,, The Book Depository, Chapters-Indigo, Mother Earth News. In the UK from: Kenny's Books and Amazon.UK. You can even order it if you're from Down Under, from Angus & Robertson Bookworld.

Or ask for it at your favourite independent book seller!

It's been shortlisted for a Taste Canada Food Writing Award, was an INDIEFAB finalist, and it won top honours at Gourmand International Awards. Yay!

Click here to watch two videos by the National Post. I make my simple souffle and sweet omelette. It's fun, informative, and delicious! National Post...Taste Canada.

At Headwaters Farm, Port Hope, Ont.
Taste Canada. Yay!
National Post
Cooking at Brickworks
Happy Hens at Canada Blooms
With Peter Neal and Bruno
Launch at All the Best
...good press...
At Book City
Best Day Ever!
All the Best
In the Toronto Sun
California reader!
At the Toronto Botanical Gardens
With Murray's Farm
With (OMG!) Joel Salatin
A happy reader!
In Creemore
At Canada Blooms with Forbes
At BookLore, Orangeville
Taste Canada!
More love...
more love...
Featured in Hobby Farm
At Alberta Lit Fest
At the farmers' market
Yay again!
more love
Daytime Rogers
Post Media
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