Grow it, cook it, eat it! From the vegetable patch to the dinner table 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 Beautifully illustrated with author’s water colour sketches and photographs from her garden, this book is 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. Jenni Blackmore is a writer, painter, micro-farmer, and certified Permaculture Design Consultant. Her most recent book Permaculture for the Rest of Us follows her journey from industrial Manchester to Quackadoodle Farm, a sustainable homestead in Nova Scotia.