Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm Smitten

With this book, Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own.

Written by Bob Flowerdew (with a name like that, how could he really chose any livelihood other than gardening?!), Britain's leading organic gardener, the book is a visual and informational feast. Flowerdew discusses growing (or foraging) produce and then offers tips and recipes for preserving the harvest, via canning, rendering into liqueurs, smoking, drying, cellaring and much more. Highly recommended!

8 comments:

Matt_Middleton said...

*LOL* My book wishlist just keeps getting bigger!

elisa rathje said...

looks amazing, do the uk gardens + recipes translate well to where you are? x

jenny miller said...

Smitten? Yes. His book is definitely going on the wishlist! Looking forward to getting planting. How about you, neighbor?

Jennifer said...

Another book to add to the list! I can't get enough of this stuff!

Karen said...

I've had his book "The Gourmet Gardener" in my collection for years ~ can't wait to add this one to the shelf!

ashley said...

elisa-the measurements are actually in u.s. & imperial units. i'm thinking that perhaps the book was purchased by a u.s. publisher and converted in the re-printing to measurements used in this country. even the oven temps are in farenheit! very u.s. user friendly.

Amy Swinn said...

This book is one of my favorites! Ordered it on a whim mid December and can't wait till spring to give the strawberry sponge cake (pg 101) a try.

Jesse said...

This book looks incredible. It's totally on the list.