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The Complete Kitchen Garden: An Inspired Collection of Garden Designs and 100 Seasonal Recipesby Ellen Ecker Ogden
Synopses & Reviews
The Complete Kitchen Garden is an inspiring collection of garden designs and recipes for the home gardener and cook. based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter provides a new way to look at the planning stages with themes and designs such as "the salad lover's garden," "the heirloom maze garden," "the children's garden," and "the organic rotation garden." More than 100 recipes featuring the food grown in each specific garden encompass a full range of soups, salads, main course savory dishes, and desserts, as well as condiments and garnish to dress up the plate.
Praise for The Complete Kitchen Garden:
“With charming hand-drawn planting plans, bright color photos, and tempting recipes. . . . Ms. Ogdens book arms wannabe gardeners with all the tools to plan a productive garden before seeds ever meet the ground.”
—Wall Street Journal
"There's no reason a vegetable garden must be an eyesore, banished to the corner by the garage. . . . The Complete Kitchen Garden . . . combines design advice, garden wisdom and recipes."
-The Chicago Tribune
IACP Cookbook Award Winner in Food Matters
Biodynamic farming, with its focus on ecological sustainability, has emerged as the gold standard in the organic gardening movement. Daron Joffe (known as Farmer D) has made it his mission to empower, educate, and inspire people to become conscientious consumers, citizens, and stewards of the land. In this engaging call to action, Farmer D teaches us to not only create sustainable gardens but also to develop a more holistic, community-minded approach to how our food is grown and how we live our lives in balance with nature. Illustrated with photographs of gardens designed by Farmer D as well as line drawings, the book is an indispensable resource packed with advice on establishing a biodynamic garden, composting, soil composition and replenishment, controlandshy;ling pests and disease, cooperative gardening practices, and even creating delicious meals.
A resource with 300 color and black-and-white illustrations outlines plans for 15 themed kitchen gardens--including a children's garden, a "salad lover's garden" and more--and provides more than 100 recipes for utilizing one's harvest. By the author of From the Cook's Garden. Original. 17,500 first printing.
About the Author
Daron Joffe is the founder of Farmer D Organics and designs and builds biodynamic farms all over the country for celebrity clients as well as nonprofit organizations. He and his company have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Southern Living, and on CNNandrsquo;s Eatocracy. His Farmer D brand of compost is sold in Whole Foods stores in the Southeast, and his planting beds are sold through Williams-Sonoma. He lives in Oakland, California.
Table of Contents
From art to the kitchen garden — Getting started. Why a kitchen garden? ; How to get started — Kitchen gardens. The salad lover's garden ; The organic rotation garden ; The cook's garden ; The children's garden ; The culinary herb garden ; The paint box garden ; The patio garden ; The heirloom maze garden ; The garnish garden ; The chef's garden ; The family garden ; The artist's garden ; The country garden ; The four friends garden — Resources. Designing a kitchen garden ; Preserving the bounty ; A well-stocked pantry.
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