Growing season is once again upon us but if lack of space is your usual excuse for not growing your own, it’s time to think again.
Horticultural writer and gardening editor of The Simple Things magazine Cinead McTernan shows us how we can grow everything we need to create any of 25 recipes in one, single pot.
In her book One-Pot Gourmet Gardener Cinead takes us through the entire process from sowing and growing to creating the final recipe.
The book begins with an encouraging introduction to growing your own even when space is at a premium. Advice on the best crops for limited space is provided as well as a guide to useful tools.
One-Pot Gourmet Gardener is then divided into two parts, the first of which provides you with information on growing your crops and the second covering the recipes you can make with your homegrown produce.
The book provides an informative guide to growing your own food, covering all aspects from cultivating and caring for your crops to harvesting and storing them, making it an ideal reference for those new to growing food or anyone feeling a little less than confident.
The recipes are then divided into sections covering picnics, soups and salads, quick suppers, accompaniments, and drinks and puddings. Most of the dishes are light so anyone expecting huge’n’hearty meals might be disappointed, but it’s a marvellous stepping stone to small-scale self-sufficiency that anyone can do.
One-Pot Gourmet Gardener by Cinead McTernan is published by Frances Lincoln and is available from all good book sellers including Amazon.