I had started working on a photographic walk through of last year's garden days ago, but I just lost motivation half-way through.
Yesterday evening I couldn't help but peruse the web for cooking/canning/gardening books that I had yet to discover I could not live without. I of course found a few. Christmas cash is always a good excuse to update my library! I ordered a couple of things and one book is on reserve for pick-up at the book store. I was taken aback by all the new books on preserving and cooking with fresh garden ingredients, I guess the publishers are finally catching up with the times. Here is what I decided on:
Amazon.com: Saving the Seasons: How to Can, Freeze, or Dry Almost Anything (9780836195125): Mary Clemens Meyer, Susanna Meyer: Books
Amazon.com: Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry (9781584798644): Liana Krissoff, Rinne Allen: Books
Amazon.com: Fast, Fresh & Green (9780811865661): Susie Middleton: Books
Amazon.com: A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table (9781616877323): Molly Wizenberg: Books
The first book linked is from the Simply In Season and More with Less people, and I can not express how excited I am to see it since I love that series of books. The recipes in the Fast, Fresh, and Green seem to be just what I am after....simple recipes using ingredients I have out in the garden at any given moment. I am sure many of these new recipes will be posted here over the next gardening season.
And lastly, I went to bed and dreamed of chard and mixed greens last night. Rows of bright, beautiful Rainbow Chard. Tossing together bowls of mixed greens and simple vinaigrettes.....yummm. My garden fantasies have officially begun!