Having a regular supply of fresh produce in the garden and more often than not having limited ideas about how to use it, I’ve been looking for a good book that is a simple guide to preparing and cooking vegetables. Stephanie Alexander is a well known Aussie gardener and chef and her book, “Kitchen Garden Companion” is exactly what I was looking for.
On page 265 the reader is provided with a detailed description of planting & growing techniques, common problems and basic growing advice. Then there are tips on harvesting, preparing and cooking. There are a couple of good and easy to follow recipes as well including the obligatory sweet corn soup and corn fritters.
Stephanie has also established the Kitchen Garden Foundation which is a program run through local schools to educate kids about positive food habits and food gardens. Click on the link below to take a look at this great program.