Old, New, Common and Curious Herbs to Grow and Eat
Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain),Caroline Holmes
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Category: Cooking (Herbs)
More and more gardeners are discovering the delight of preparing and eating fresh homegrown food. For this growing band of enthusiasts, RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener is the indispensable guide to what to grow, cook and eat. Alongside familiar herb varieties are numerous novel options that offer a world of new colours and tastes. Each herb has its own listing, providing accessible information on climate, size, origin, storage, preparation and cultivation. Fascinating historical facts, nutritional information and classic recipes are interspersed with feature spreads on topics such as edible flowers and herbs to drink.
You can spice up your cooking when you learn how to grow, dry, store and use over 100 herbs and spices! Herb and Spice Companion is your ultimate guide for using fresh and dried herbs and spices in the kitchen. Inside this handy book, get descriptions of more than 100 herbs and spices from around the world. Discover useful tips on storing and using spices to create innovative combinations of flavors. This is the essential guidebook to using herbs and spices to add flavor and depth in your cooking. From basil to beebalm, from lavender to lemon verbena, learn all of the interesting aspects of your herbs, including their rich history, how to grow, harvest, and dry them, and even their unique medicinal uses. This is a must-have for anyone's cookbook library.
The Definitive Sourcebook for Growing, Harvesting and Cooking
Author: Matthew Biggs,Jekka McVicar,Bob Flowerdew
The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit is a comprehensive guide to selecting, cultivating, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home. The coverage is phenomenal - from the care of asparagus through the seasons to the huge number of apples that can be grown in even the smallest spaces. The book combines lavish illustration with an accessible layout and details the cultivation, companion planting, pests and diseases and culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses for each variety. It is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.
Now in ebook format, this is a static, generic epub Foolproof vegetable growing for gardeners with little space but big ambitions RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch is brilliantly simple explaining everything you need to know to squeeze the most out of your plot. Forget waiting years for an allotment, this ebook celebrates what the vast majority of people have - a little bit of patio or garden that is precious to them. Step-by-step, foolproof instructions and bright photographs and artworks will get you growing the 60 vegetables and 15 fruit crops featured in no time plus 'at a glance' crop planners help you decide what's right for your growing space. Troubleshooting advice also helps nip any problems in the bud. Help your plot reach its full potential and be part of the grow-your-own phenomenon with RHS Step-by-Step Veg Patch ebook.
Raised-bed gardening is a popular gardening technique that allows growers to achieve greater yields while watering less. An opening section explains the basics of raised beds, focusing on the benefits of raised beds (easier maintenance, better drainage, soil amelioration, etc.) and explaining how to build, maintain, and compost with raised beds. The heart of the book comprises instructions for building and maintaining 17 different types of raised beds, from the conventional-style bed to the more innovative "keyhole garden" that is particularly effective in hot and dry climates. Other raised-bed styles featured include rooftop gardens, raised-bed dining areas, and raised beds for children. The book concludes with plans for 5 planting projects, including an herb garden, a vegetable garden, and an ornamental garden.
The veg plot and fruit garden are the new starting points for the healthiest, best cakes – and with this book you can grow and bake the tastiest cakes with most of the ingredients not far from your fingertips, all the way from sowing the seeds to cutting the cake. Choose the best baking varieties for each recipe: grow long sweet parsnips to grate into parsnip cake, and short baby parsnips for a tarte-tatin. From blackcurrants for meringues to lavender for shortbread, from sweet potatoes to spinach, cherries to chillies, beetroot to basil, and ginger to garlic, all manner of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers can be found in a baker’s kitchen garden. Grow Your Own Cake helps you to take giant strides on the road to self-sufficiency while turning your fabulous crops into sweet, savoury, floral and delicate treats. We say: grow it, bake it, eat it!