A Garden of Recipes: Planting, Growing, Cooking

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Filled with tips and techniques for all kinds of gardens for beginners and experts alike, an innovative guide reveals the simple connection between gardening and cooking by demonstrating how vegetables, fruits, and herbs form the basis of such extraordinary recipes as Summer Squash Soup and Dark Harbor Blueberry Tart.

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Gardening and cooking are the perfect complements to one another, and Cynthia Gibson has united the two joyfully in a beautifully designed and illustrated book of simple planting instructions and more than 70 recipes. The suggested vegetables and flowers can be planted either in the ground or in pots, and varietal suggestions are given for both.

The book is divided into seven appealing sections. "The Hors d'Oeuvres Garden" contains eight vegetables that combine well with herb pestos and cheeses. "The Soup Garden" produces everything from a hearty vegetable stew to a delicate oak leaf lettuce soup. "The Salad Garden" includes plants for both summer and winter salads; some of these are mouthwateringly unusual, like the Hot Bangkok Beanery Salad and the Chilled Grilled Onion Salad. "The Herb Bakery Garden" consists of both perennial herbs (which grow best in the ground) and annuals, which are perfect kitchen-windowsill potted plants. The Basil Popovers and Mint Cornsticks, among others, will make herb gardeners remember why they love their plants. "The Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Garden" is filled with eggplant, zucchini, sorrel, and other vegetables that make up light, healthy, satisfying meals. (A warning: these are not quickie recipes--sorrel gnocchi, for example, takes two hours to make--but the classic fresh ingredients will produce a dish worth waiting for.) "The Edible Flower Garden" has the most unusual recipes; Steamed Sunflower Buds with Dill and Nasturtium-Filled Nasturtiums--which also contain cream cheese and teriyaki sauce--may not be everyone's cup of tea, but imagining the brilliance of Bachelor's Button Florets and Tomato Salad is enough to make converts to the concept. "The Dessert Garden" is filled to bursting with ripe fruits and berries that, as Gibson says, will "give the gardener a bit of a challenge and the cook an exciting time." A Garden of Recipes will be the joy of any gardener-cook's bookshelf.

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Cynthis Gibson is President and CEO of Morning Glory House, Ltd. a product design company that also creates books and articles abourt gardening, decorationg,cooking, and entertaining. Her work has appeared in such publications as House Beautiful, Food & Wine, Elle Decor, and Victoria. She is an accomplished watercolorist and illustrator who divides her time between New York City and Maine.

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