Both experienced and beginning gardeners will enjoy this comprehensive book of 14 charming vegetable and herb garden, with delicious recipes to match, by Manchester cook and gardener Ogden. Profusely illustrated with drawings by local artist and architect Ramsay Gourd and photographer Ali Kaukas. — Louise Jones
Ellen differentiates a kitchen garden and explains the benefits/rewards of this approach. She offers design plant/seed recommendations and recipes to consider for your kitchen garden. — Vicki Ward
The Complete Kitchen Garden is an inspiring collection of garden designs and recipes for the home gardener and cook. based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter provides a new way to look at the planning stages with themes and designs such as "the salad lover's garden," "the heirloom maze garden," "the children's garden," and "the organic rotation garden." More than 100 recipes featuring the food grown in each specific garden encompass a full range of soups, salads, main course savory dishes, and desserts, as well as condiments and garnish to dress up the plate.
Praise for The Complete Kitchen Garden:
“With charming hand-drawn planting plans, bright color photos, and tempting recipes. . . . Ms. Ogden’s book arms wannabe gardeners with all the tools to plan a productive garden before seeds ever meet the ground.” —Wall Street Journal
"There's no reason a vegetable garden must be an eyesore, banished to the corner by the garage. . . . The Complete Kitchen Garden . . . combines design advice, garden wisdom and recipes." -The Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Ellen Ecker Ogden is co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed company, now owned by the Burpee seed catalog. She is the author of From the Cook's Garden and TheVermont Cheese Book. Ellen has written articles for Country Living, Organic Gardening, EatingWell, the Boston Globe, and the Herb Companion. She lives in Manchester Village, Vermont.