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Paperback – 224 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 466 Grams
BISAC: GARDENING / Vegetables
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718425
Pub. Date: 2017-03-01

About the Author

Jenni Blackmore

Jenni Blackmore is an artist, writer, micro-farmer, and certified Permaculture Design Consultant. Passionate about all things "food," she's an ardent supporter of holistic food production who strives to grow most of her own vegetables. Her most recent book, Permaculture for the Rest of Us, follows her journey from industrial Manchester to a sustainable island homestead in Nova Scotia. When she isn't painting, writing, or tending to the various feathered residents of her QuackaDoodle Permaculture Farm, Jenni likes to slip her kayak into the waves or take her bike for a spin along the trail.

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The Food Lover's Garden

Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well

by Jenni Blackmore



Full colour photos and illustrations

Put off by the origin-unknown, not-so-fresh, pesticide-laden offerings at the grocery store? Hungry for delicious high-quality veg and fragrant herbs, and looking to have some control over where your food comes from but never planted a seed in your life?

Foodie meets gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages.

The Food Lover's Garden guides the reader through:

  • Getting started with easy step-by-step growing instructions from balcony to backyard
  • Simple, tasty recipes incorporating each vegetable and herb
  • Meal combinations of two or more of the featured dishes
  • Selecting essential kitchen tools and gadgets to maximize the harvest
  • Canning and pickling recipes to preserve the rest.

Perfect for the foodie and budding gardener — from the humble potato, to pungent garlic, to the beauty of the beet, classic staples take a delicious turn with novel, innovative recipes. Truly food for all seasons and palates.

Foodies, new gardeners, urban homesteaders, and supporters of sustainable living — take back your right to high-quality food with The Food Lover's Garden.

This book is part of the Urban Homesteader Hacks Series. You can subscribe to the series here to receive sneak peeks, book excerpts and special offers.

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