The Edible Herb Garden

The Edible Herb Garden

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by Rosalind Creasy
     
 

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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.

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

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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.

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

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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. The price is a bargain for an attractive, well-designed package with over 70 color photographs and illustrations. Included are sections on growing herbs and designing an herb garden. An appendix addresses pest and disease control, and there is a selection of recipes using fresh herbs. The heart of the book, though, is the "Encyclopedia of Culinary Herbs: From Angelica to Thyme." Here each plant is pictured in color with text explaining how to grow and prepare it. Both Creasy and the "Edible Garden" series are well regarded; Creasy's The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping (LJ 5/1/82) was named one of the 75 Great American Garden Books by the American Horticultural Society. Her new book is a visual treat that also offers useful, well-organized, and well-presented information.--Carol Cubberley, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
From the Publisher
"Rosalind Creasy's enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening and cooking never cease to amaze me. Anyone who reads these books will catch Rosalind's enthusiasm and be off and running towards a new passion." —A. Cort Sinnes, Editor-At-Large, Gardening How-To

"When it comes to herbs, Ros Creasy is the Renaissance Woman skilled in herb garden design, growing in the ground and containers, and in herb cookery. Find a cozy corner and lose yourself in this book." —Jim Wilson, television gardening personality and Author of Landscaping with Herbs

"Rosalind Creasy is a name we trust in the field of growing and cooking with herbs. This is a rich book, full of practical information, personal experience, with plenty of detail on how to take your herbs from the garden to the table with panache." —Kathleen Halloran, Editor, The Herb Companion Magazine

"In usual Creasy style, this is an incredibly useful book, well-written with great information as well as essential recipes." —Holly Shimizu, Director, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462906185
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
28 MB
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Meet the Author

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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The Edible Herb Garden 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gathers medicine hetbd quickly and walks away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More emphasis on using the herbs in cooking, not enough information about the plants themselves and growing them.