Grow Harvest Cook is the essential companion for anyone wanting to grow, harvest, and cook their own produce. read more
Grow Harvest Cook is the essential companion for anyone wanting to grow, harvest, and cook their own produce.
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. However, today the reliance on packaged food has seen the loss of this vital link between garden and plate. 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. Grow Harvest Cook is the perfect guide, whether you have a small urban garden or are looking to establish a substantial kitchen garden for your home.
Watch your peas grow through winter and in spring, and reap the rewards with a Warm Prawn, pea and avocado salad. Plant your beetroot in Autumn and warm those winter nights with a Beetroot and goats cheese tart, and celebrate summer with berries, basil, stone fruits and many more mouth-watering ingredients and recipes. Whatever the season, you'll be harvesting a bounty of goodness grown with your own two hands. This gorgeous 400-page book takes the reader through over 90 types of produce – from almonds to zucchini – providing simple information about growing conditions and harvesting tips, ideas for making the most of your produce, including preserving, drying, and freezing, and fresh and simple recipes to make all year round. Alphabetised for easy reference, each page is filled with gorgeous full-colour photographs of the produce and the recipes.
Grow Harvest Cook will inspire you to get into the garden, don your apron, and share your own good food with friends and family.
Meredith Kirton professes a lifelong commitment to gardening and horticulture. She has had a varied career including writing, garden tour guiding, design, and speaking at various events across Australia. Meredith has previously co-authored Grow Harvest Cook (2013) with Mandy Sinclair.
Mandy Sinclair is a Sydney-based food writer and home economist with more than 20 years experience in the food industry. While food is her passion, the commitment to promoting fresh, seasonal produce is something that is close to Mandy’s heart and is evident in her recipe writing. Mandy has previously co-authored Grow Harvest Cook (2013) with Meredith Kirton.