Recipes from a Kitchen Garden
There’s nothing quite like the taste of your own home grown produce from the garden, even if your bounty comes fre...
There’s nothing quite like the taste of your own home grown produce from the garden, even if your bounty comes fresh from the store or local farmers market. Renee's original collection of close to 300 recipes, organized alphabetically by vegetable type, will inspire you with great ideas for using fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs and edible flowers in everyday cooking.
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When you are faced with a windfall of fresh green beans, or overwhelmed with an abundance of zucchini or tomatoes, Recipes from a Kitchen Garden comes up with winners such as Pia's Italian Country Beans, Zucchini Pancakes or Tomato-Lemon Chutney. If you'd like to experiment with edible flowers or are looking for mouth-watering ways to use herbs, try Cheesy Chive Blossom Omlet, Thai Chicken with Basil, or Fresh Apple Cake with Lemon Thyme. From appetizers to desserts, here are dishes to share with family and friends or to shine at celebrations – simply prepared, a pressure to serve, nutritious and full of flavor. Delightfully illustrated by San Francisco artist Mimi Osborne, this bumper crop of recipes will create a feast at your table.
"One of my favorite recipe books...and I have a lot of them. I've used this book for years, it's the most used book in my library and I've given it as a gift to friends as well. The recipes are all from the authors gardens, and when I had a garden this was a treasure. Favorite recipes: Milanese Style Chard, Green Beans with Pecans, Garlicky Snowpeas, Zucchini and Basil Pasta salad, Calendula Lemon Pudding cake....I could go on, if you can get your hands on a copy of this book you won't regret it." - Parisanne20
"I especially enjoyed the format; a different "chapter" for each type of vegetable. For someone with a garden, it makes it very easy to find recipes for what's ready to eat. I've made several of the recipes and would say my family has enjoyed the majority of them. Worth buying." - DNP
"Fresh vegetables have their very own special allure, and these recipes are first and foremost a celebration of garden fresh ingredients," say the authors. And nothing could be more true of this book. From Beans to Chard to Eggplant to Tomatillos, and everything in between, the recipes are fresh and interesting and, for the most, very simple. Just listen to these delicious-sounding names: Lemon Thyme Bread. Indonesian Zucchini Salad. Vermouth Braised Fennel. Over 145 pages are packed with tested recipes, all beautifully illustrated with line drawings, and packaged in a manageable sized 6x9 book. For the home gardener or the avid cook, this book is a keeper!" - Toni L.
I happened upon this little book when it first came out, and have consistently been delighted by the recipes inside. As a homesteader with a very large (and ever-growing) vegetable garden, I'm always looking for more ideas for specific veggies. The fact that this cookbook is arranged by vegetable or fruit (what a concept!) makes it easy to use and easy to find just the recipe you need. Each food has several different types of recipes associated with it, including cold or hot, raw or cooked, and incorporates interesting herbs and other seasonal foods as well. In fact, there's an entire section just devoted to herbs and edible flowers. What's especially nice is that it's not just tomatoes and zucchini -- other home-grown produce covered include melons, chard, fennel, leeks, and a cornucopia of different salad ideas. You'll be delighted by this book, especially if you're an avid gardener. - Willow P.