How do you cook heartnuts, hawthorn fruits or hostas? What's the best way to preserve autumn olives or to dry chestnuts? Forest gardening - a novel way of growing edible crops in different vertical layers - is attracting increasing interest, for gardens large or small. But when it comes to harvest time, how do you make the most of the produce?From bamboo shoots and beech leaves to medlars and mashua, Food from your Forest Garden offers creative and imaginative ways to enjoy the crops from your forest garden. It provides cooking advice and recipe suggestions, with notes on every species in the bestselling Creating a Forest Garden by Martin Crawford. The book includes: Over 100 recipes for over 50 different species, presented by season, plus raw food options.Information on the plants' nutritional value, with advice on harvesting and processing. Chapters on preserving methods, from traditional preserves such as jams to ferments and fruit leathers.
With beautiful colour photographs of plants and recipes, this book is an invaluable resource for making the most of your forest garden - and an inspiration for anyone thinking of growing and using forest garden crops.
Publisher: Green Books
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 255 x 205 x 20 mm
People said, "You can't grow a forest garden in this climate!" Martin Crawford resoundingly proved that you can and that it can be abundant.
They said, "That's all very well but what can we do with all the foods that come out of the forest garden?" Caroline Aitken has shown convincingly what you can do and that it can be delicious.
Food From Your Forest Garden is beautiful, inspiring and informative, the recipes are delicious yet undaunting, there are ideas aplenty and most importantly, whether you have a forest garden or just a few pots, it makes you want to grow some of what you eat.-- Mark Diacono
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