Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents

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Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, Gifts from the Garden contains more than 100 projects that use the gardener’s bounty throughout the seasons. Divided into Flowers & Herbs, and Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts, Debora includes gifts that are edible, for your home and for your wellbeing. There are potted bulbs in teacups and decorated personal seed packets; a lavender, rose and chamomile bubble bath; flower and fruit lip balms; a tisane planter and a pizza herb window box; as well as festive ...
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Overview

Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, Gifts from the Garden contains more than 100 projects that use the gardener’s bounty throughout the seasons. Divided into Flowers & Herbs, and Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts, Debora includes gifts that are edible, for your home and for your wellbeing. There are potted bulbs in teacups and decorated personal seed packets; a lavender, rose and chamomile bubble bath; flower and fruit lip balms; a tisane planter and a pizza herb window box; as well as festive wreaths and ideas for using flowers and foliage when wrapping presents. And of course delicious ideas like toffee apples, herbal teas, spice rubs, chile jams, zucchini muffins and quince vodka to name a few! So whether you want to give something practical for the home, indulgent to enjoy at bathtime, or to complement a delicious dinner, there is a present for everyone.
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North Londoner Debora Robertson describes herself as a "food writer, editor, enthusiastic kitchen botherer and optimistic planter of pretty and edible things." She proves several of those bono fides in this collection of straight from the garden projects featuring flowers and herbs; fruit, vegetables and nuts. Whether it's a festive wreath or a pizza herb window box, or zucchini muffins and quince vodka, Robertson shows her talent to create surprising gifts for everyone.

November 2013 Mother Earth News
Gifts from the Garden (Kyle Books, 2013) is food writer Debora Robertson’s inspirational collection of more than 100 pretty and practical projects for any green-fingered crafter wanting to make the most of their garden’s bounty throughout the seasons. From the edible to the decorative, Robertson presents original ideas to suit every occasion.
Los Angeles Times, 12/23/13 - Lisa Boone
Food and garden writer Debora Robertson's wonderful book, "Gifts From the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents," offers an abundance of ideas created from the most basic of materials: garden bounty.
Aiken Standard, 12/20/13 - Kathy Van Mullekom
The new book “Gifts from the Garden” combines the beauty of the bounty with the skills of the crafter for the green-fingered DIYer who wants to make the most of harvests throughout the year. From the edible to the decorative, author Debora Robertson shows how to make a unique something for every occasion – potted bulbs in teacups, personalized seed packets, herbal teas, floral-scented lip balms and indulgent body scrubs. Using fruits, veggies and nuts, she shows how to make spice rubs and fresh pesto, chile jams and tomato chutneys – gifts from the heart of your kitchen.
Eat the Love, 5/22/13 - T. Susan Chang
Wear Your Food, Don’t Eat It (mostly beauty products made from food):
Gifts from the Garden: 100 Gorgeous Homegrown Presents, by Deborah Robertson
Library Journal
Homemade creations and bounty from the garden make for welcome gifts. Food editor and writer Robertson incorporates these subjects in this unique collection of 100 projects for both edible and practical use. No parts of the plant are left out; the chapter "Straight from the Garden" instructs readers to use cuttings, pressed leaves, and flowers to create decorated stationery and "Cook's Window Boxes." A chapter on "Herbs & Flowers" contains information on making fragrant bath sachets, herbal bathtime teas, and edible wreaths of chilies or herbs. The final chapter, "Fruits, Vegetables & Nuts," includes recipes for toffee apples, cucumber night cream, and the classic crème de cassis. A list of projects by category neatly summarizes all of these gifts from the garden. VERDICT This delightful volume is recommended for collections where gardening or crafting is popular.—Kristi Chadwick, Emily Williston Lib., Easthampton, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906868925
  • Publisher: Kyle Books
  • Publication date: 6/16/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 492,194
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Debora Robertson works for HughFearnley-Whittingstall at RiverCottage in England. She is also a food editor and writes a blog:lickedspoon.blogspot.com.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction
Straight from the garden
Herbs & flowers
Fruit, vegetables & nuts
Suppliers
Index
Project list by category

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