Homegrown Herb Garden: A Guide to Growing and Cooking Delicious Herbs
Paperback – May 7, 2019
You don't need lots of space for a huge herb garden, and you don't need to spend a lot of money on fresh herbs at the grocery store or farmers' market. With Homegrown Herb Garden, you can choose the herb or herbs you will use the most and build your herb garden around them.
The book is divided into two sections, the first is devoted to gardening and the second to cooking. The authors chose the most widely used herbs—including staples like cilantro, dill, tarragon, parsley, rosemary, and sage—and added a few of their favorites that may be less familiar to you, such as chervil and Thai basil.
In "In the Garden," you will learn when to plant, where to plant, how and when to harvest your herbs, and how to dry and store those you don't use immediately in the kitchen.
In "In the Kitchen," you will learn about flavor pairings and how to use each herb in numerous ways in sweet and savory dishes and through the use of all cooking techniques.
Choose your favorite herbs, learn to grow them successfully, and never be at a loss for what to do with them!
"For anyone interested in growing edible plants, this is a must-have book. The information on herb cultivation is clear, concise, and a pleasure to read. And the recipes will have those who love delicious food heading first for the herb garden and then into the kitchen. The Herb'n Cowgirl and Chef Morgan serve up a book that's sure to satisfy all who come to their table." - C.L. Fornari, speaker, host of GardenLine, and author of Coffee for Roses
"Growing and using herbs is a delicious obsession, and Ann has a delightful passion for everything herbal. She loves to share her joy and excitement through her lectures and writings. But beware! Her passion is infectious and you may find yourself using herbs in everything you cook." - Jim Long, author of more than two dozen books on herbs and gardening
About the Author
Lisa Baker Morgan is a chef and food blogger at à table. She graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. She is known for her preparation of fresh meals using only quality, seasonal ingredients presented with simplicity, creativity, and flair. By sharing her love and knowledge of food on her blog, Chef Morgan hopes to inspire creativity and enthusiasm for your own food adventures at home. She has written hundreds of original recipes and continues to publish original recipes on her site weekly. She also provides private chef and consulting services as well as cooking classes in Los Angeles and France. www.chefmorgan.com
Ann McCormick is an herb expert and columnist for Herb Quarterly. She also contributes to regional and national home and garden and lifestyle magazines, including Organic Gardening, Country Woman, Gardening How-To and Neil Sperry's Gardens. She's a regular speaker and media guest on the topic of herbs and herb gardening techniques. She blogs at The Herb 'n Cowgirl, herbncowgirl.com, and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.