Allysa Torey opened Magnolia Bakery in New York's Greenwich Village in the summer of 1996. After enjoying ten successful years at the bakery, Allysa sold the business so that she could spend more time with her growing family. She lives on a small farm in upstate New York called Windy Willow Farm with her two children Wilson Henry and Audrey Jane, where she raises organic dairy cows, chickens, and grows vegetables. She has written four cookbooks and is currently finishing up a fifth. She spends her time cooking, gardening, writing, and taking long walks in the hay fields with her collies.
The Windy Willow Farm website features housekeeping, cooking, and gardening ideas. Allysa also shares new recipes from her latest cookbook, which focuses on delicious, satisfying comfort food and dishes that everyone in the family will not only eat, but are enthusiastic about eating. By offering realistic options for healthy, everyday meals and organizational tips for kitchen preparation, we hope to encourage families to get back into the evening ritual of sitting down together around the table.
As we head into the holiday season, adding to our home and garden product line at Windy Willow continues to be both an exciting and creative endeavor for us. Please visit our shop section to take a look at our new items, and as always thank you for your continued