Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Complete Kitchen Garden ~ A Book By Ellen Ecker Ogden

The Complete Kitchen Garden is the definitive garden design and cookbook. Based on the seasonal cycles of the garden, each chapter offers an original themed garden design such as "The Salad Lover's Garden," "The Heirloom Maze Garden," and "The Children's Garden," with recipes to match and step-by-step instructions for growing the ultimate kitchen garden. Recipes play an integral role and encompass a full range of soups, salads, main-course savory dishes, and desserts, as well as condiments and garnish to dress up the plate. With a wide-ranging collection of fourteen garden designs and more than one hundred recipes, this book is sure to delight both novice and experienced gardeners.

~ Lemon Vinaigrette ~

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, mashed
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a Mason jar with a lid. Shake to blend until emulsified. Set aside until the salad is prepared. Makes 1/2 cup.

Ellen Ecker Ogden is the co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog. America's premier source for seeds and plants (now owned by W.A. Burpee Co.). She is the author of From The Cook's Garden and The Vermont Cheese Book. Her kitchen garden has been featured in national magazines including Martha Stewart's Living, Country Gardens, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, the Boston Globe and the New York Times, and she has been a guest on PBS's Victory Garden and on HGTV. She lives in Vermont.

Enjoy! C

1 comment:

  1. This makes my mouth water, just reading the recipe. I cannot wait to try it!