Meredith Kirton, Mandy Sinclair
Grow Harvest Cook is the essential guide to planting, nurturing, harvesting and cooking the best seasonal produce available – the stuff from your own back garden. In the age of the farmers market and the farm produce delivery box, Grow Harvest Cook re-establishes the vital link between the vegie patch and the plate. Once upon a time, having pumpkins growing rampant at the back fence and hens sitting protectively on their eggs was a common experience for many people. Grow Harvest Cook is about rekindling the thrill of a home harvest, the fulfillment of a pantry stocked with homemade goodness, and the joy of sharing a lovingly prepared meal made with your own produce.
Whether you have a small urban garden, a sprawling yard or an overflowing fridge, or are looking to establish a substantial kitchen garden for your home, Grow Harvest Cook will be your constant companion, both in the garden and the kitchen. The book offers more than 280 recipes and ideas for using up your produce, reinventing the meaning of homemade and celebrating truly good food. Filled with delicious recipes, tips and tricks for harvesting, and practical gardening advice for aspiring green thumbs, Grow Harvest Cook provides an essential handbook to growing, preparing and sharing more than 90 different types of fruit, vegetables and nuts.
Food never tastes better than when you've grown and prepared it yourself. Preserve your parsnips, dry your dill and freeze your fennel – and never let good food go to waste again!
Alphabetised for easy reference, each page is filled with gorgeous full-colour photographs of the produce and the recipes.