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Rosalind Creasy's Recipes from the Garden: 200 Exciting Recipes from the Author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping Paperback – 15 Feb 2010


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1 edition (15 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804841055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804841054
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 1.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,891,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Luscious, perfectly ripe tomatoes. Crisp, sweet melons. Sharp onions and mellow garlic. Everyone knows that nothing tastes better than food fresh from the garden. This collection of mouth-watering recipes from Rosalind Creasy, a pioneer of the edible landscaping movement, will help you celebrate the incredible flavors of garden-fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. You'll feast on delicious, fresh salads ranging from the classic - Basic Garden Salad, Tangy Mesclun Salad, and Creamy Caesar Salad - to the extraordinary - Crab and Asparagus Salad with Fancy Greens and Sorrel Dressing, Watermelon Spicy Salad, and Flower Confetti Salad.You'll indulge with Rhubarb and Strawberry Cobbler, Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce, and Savory Bread Pudding with Sorrel and Baby Artichokes. But most of all, you'll come to a new appreciation of the countless healthy possibilities that await right in your garden, farmer's market, or produce section.

Also featured in this indispensable cookbook are toothsome new twists on favorite recipes, including True-blue Blueberry Pancakes, Roasted Pepper Lasagna, and Show-Off Barbecued Vegetables and a host of incredible salad dressings, herb mixes, deserts, and refreshing drinks. Rosalind Creasy's "Recipes from the Garden" will even show you how to prepare and enjoy an array of exotic vegetables from around the world - from the jicamas of tropical America to Asia's bitter melon and France's petits pois. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A cornucopia of edible garden products 8 May 2008
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Rosalind Creasy is a renowned gardening authority and the author of the acclaimed instruction guide "The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping". Now she has compiled a superbly illustrated compendium showcasing a culinary wealth of recipes featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs that can be grown in anyone's garden. There are two hundred easy-to-prepare, kitchen-cook-friendly recipes -- each of which is as nutritious as they are delicious. The individual recipes are organized into sections featuring herb blends and salad dressings, salads, soups and starters, vegetable dish entrees, meat, poultry and seafood dishes, side dishes, drinks and desserts. From exotic items like flower butters (Nasturtium Butter and Rose Butter) to such diet friendly items as Fennel Salad with Red Peppers; appetite satisfying entrees such as Savory Bread Pudding with Sorrell and Baby Artichokes; to terrific 'dinner enders' like Baked Apples with Cherries and Hazelnuts, "Rosalind Creasy's Recipes From The Garden" is a cornucopia of edible garden products prepared to satisfy even the most gourmet appetite and an enthusiastically recommended addition to personal, family, and community library cookbook collections!
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful book, excellent wedding gift, add salad spinner and oil carafe. 6 Oct 2008
By kiwanissandy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a huge, beautiful cookbook with lots of eye catching pictures. It has wonderfully laid out recipes and many, many excellent servings suggestions. This would make a wonderful wedding gift combined with a salad spinner, oil and vinegar carafe, or other salad fixing items.

The dressing recipes are all fresh and delicious. The vinaigrettes are simple and tasty. The Wild Party Salad recipe was beautiful although I don't know if I would invest in all those edible flowers. If I grew the flowers that might be one thing but to buy them would be a little costly. The rainbow slaw was a work of art. I did make the Garden Celebration Salad, it's a composed salad of zucchini, wax beans, colored sweet peppers, green beans, red cabbage with a garlic vinaigrette that was delicious. It held up well during a summer grill out.

This cookbook might be a little overwhelming if you're starting out but it well worth the price in the long run. Many of the salads combined pieces of protein, tuna, squid, duck, swordfish and red meats to make a complete meal.

There was a recipe for the traditional Salade Nicoise that would make a nice bridal luncheon presentation. There are recipes for soups, gazpacho, vichyssoise, miso, chowders, and a fancy carrot soup. All pretty but a little over the top.

If you're looking for a simpler salad cookbook then go with "Simply Salads" by Jennifer Chandler. It's just as lovely a cookbook but with more everyday salads rather than these Martha Stewart presentations.

Both serve their purpose...HTH.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Happy to have this in my library 6 Mar 2012
By Rebecca Ann - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
OK...so I have read alot about Rosalind Creasy and had wanted to own one of her books....I chose this one. She was one of the pioneers of garden to table...and I love it. I totally am inspired by this individual. The book tells her story, and is packed with great recipes and beautiful illistrations. Very Happy with this one!
Collection of Garden Recipes 12 Jun 2014
By Marisa Hutchison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
200 recipes tried and tested by Rosalind Creasy, under one cover. Loved the variety and ease of using garden food in simple yet elegant recipes.

A wonderful addition to any cooks collection.
good recipes and a beautiful book 20 July 2014
By Michael Graham - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Helpful if you have a garden--good ideas, good recipes and a beautiful book.
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