One of the first gardening books that will take you from the garden to the kitchen. In this post I share the Grocery Gardening | Planting, Preparing and Preserving Fresh Food by Jean Ann Van Krevelen.
Filling My Winter Kitchen With Scents of Summer
I still remember getting the Grocery Gardening Book in the mail in February 2010. I was very new to doing book reviews and what an honor to get a publication from a gal I followed (and adored on social media). When I look back on those days I didn’t realize that just about everything in that book was what I lived in my garden and home. To this day it is one of my favorite cookbooks that I have close to the kitchen for reference and inspiration.
Berry Crumble Recipe
Below I share one of the recipes that stood out when I first received the book to review. Berry Crumble recipe which was basically a recipe I use only with dark brown sugar. The recipe calls for a brambleberry which I do not grow. You can substitute the berry for your favorites as mentioned in the recipe. ENJOY!
This recipe is a spin-off of the one on page 104 of the Grocery Gardening Book.
Grocery Gardening Year-Round
As you can see from the photo below, I am kicking back by the fireplace with my favorite green socks on reading this awesome book. I think I actually did read it from front to back because of all the neat gardening tips featured with each edible plant mentioned. I can’t believe this is a book about Grocery Gardening!
Aren’t these blooms wonderful? The bouquet was one I picked up at the grocery store just to share with this book because I liked all the green going on in the publication. IT was fun to kick back and do some grocery gardening with you all. (giggle)
I can’t remember if Pinterest was even around when this book was published. I made this image the right size for sharing on the giant search engine site! Be sure to tag me so I can follow you I am at @brenhaas) on Pinterest.
If you are interested in purchasing the book you can find it on Amazon at: Grocery Gardening by Van Kreveland
It is always a summer day when you have a good garden book in hand. Share with me some of your favorite reads. Comment on my post or reach out to me on my contact page featured on this site.