The Edible Herb Garden

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Periplus Editions (HK) Limited, Mar 15, 1999 - Cooking - 105 pages
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Learn how to grow hardy and fragrant herbs then use them create delicious meals with this beautifully illustrated herb gardening and cooking book.

Now from the master of edible landscaping comes a comprehensive and accessible guide to cultivating and cooking with herbs. If you have only one book on growing, harvesting, and cooking with herbs, this should be it. Author Rosalind Creasy takes you from seeds to stove top, from preparing soil to elegant dining, with easy-to-follow instructions and inspirational, imaginative ideas for every step of the way, with a complete "Resources" section. There's information on how to design and grow an herb garden just about anywhere—from a spacious country plot to a small city balcony, from California to Maine and anywhere in between. With vivid photographs you'll tour various gardens Creasy has created, plus the garden of herb luminary Carole Saville, among others.

The comprehensive, fully illustrated "Encyclopedia of Culinary Herbs" section illustrates how to grow and use more than two dozen herb varieties. It includes both old favorites—basil, rosemary, sage, and the like—as well as more exotic herbs from around the world, including salad burnet, lemon verbena, and Mexican tarragon.

In the "Favorite Herb Recipes" section you'll find delicious recipes as well as instructions for accompaniments—herb blends and butters, vinegars and teas; main dishes from cuisines around the world; and even cocktails and desserts.

Favorite Herb Recipes Include:
  • Fresh Herb Blends
  • Dry Herb Blends
  • Herb Vinegars
  • Herb Oils
  • Salmon, Cream Cheese, and Chive Torta
  • Watermelon Salad with Black Grapes and Tarragon
  • Goat Cheese Cheescake with Herbs
  • Roast Lamb with Rosemary
  • Savory Mashed Potatoes with Garden Herbs
  • And many more…

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A plethora of herb gardening and cooking books is available, some by Creasy herself. But if your collection needs a new one, this work, combining gardening information with recipes, is recommended ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Rosalind Creasy, a resident of Los Altos, California, is a landscape designer and leading authority on appropriate gardening techniques as well as a widely published garden writer and popular lecturer. Creasy specializes in residential landscapes that include edible, native, and drought-tolerant plants. She is a winner of the Garden Writers of America's award for excellence, and her articles have appeared in Organic Gardening, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Country Living Gardener, and Horticulture magazines. In addition to Cooking from the Garden, Creasy is the author of Earthly Delights: Twelve Distinctive Theme Gardens, The Gardener's Handbook of Edible Plants and a book for young gardeners, Blue Potatoes, Orange Tomatoes. Her Complete Book of Edible Landscaping received a Garden Writers Association of America's award and has become a contemporary gardening classic.

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