Greek Revival from the Garden
Growing and Cooking for Life
The growing section provides all the information necessary for those interested in organic gardening to cultivate an exciting array of fruits and vegetables in containers, raised beds, or yard gardens. Topics include preparing the soil, composting to create organic fertilizer, watering, working with basic tools, and dealing with common pests and problems. Color photographs are provided to inspire new gardeners toward more than just tomatoes and cucumbers.
Greek Revival from the Garden then invites the reader into the kitchen. This section assumes little prior cooking knowledge or experience and includes kitchen safety, common equipment and cooking methods, and observations from cooking class participants. The highlight of the cooking section are the recipes themselves: a beautifully photographed sampling of fifty mouth-watering dishes prepared with the harvest of homegrown vegetables as the stars, including garden gazpacho, curried butternut squash and apple soup, and nut crusted creamy almond fruit tart.
Throughout the book, Moore-Pastides inspires healthy habits by introducing simple ways to grow and prepare nutritious dishes, and promotes a long and fulfilling lifetime relationship with food from garden to table.
About the Author
"As a garden editor and lifestyle expert, I'm constantly asked what trends I see. Hands down, the biggest is vegetable gardening. This rekindled love with the land, a passion for healthier food, and the resurgence in DIY can be credited to one group in particular—fearless, inexperienced gardeners who are eager to learn. Is garden to table just another trend? No, it is here to stay, especially with advocates like Patricia Moore-Pastides, who offers irresistible enthusiasm and an enduring commitment to educating. This companion to Patricia's first book, Greek Revival: Cooking for Life, shares not only practical gardening advice, but also can-do recipes that anyone can make. Go ahead and get over the fact that the pages will become well worn. This is a book you'll reach for time and again, no matter your level of expertise."—Rebecca Bull Reed, associate garden editor, Southern Living
"Food can be a gift when it is scrumptious and delights our senses, and at the same time supports good health. This book offers us many such gifts."—Kelly D. Brownell, director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University
"Patricia Moore-Pastides has created an inspiring and entertaining guide for young people taking the plunge into growing their own food and then cooking it! She combines the magic and beauty of gardening with some fifty scrumptious garden-to-table recipes for beginners that will get fingers off the electronics and into the dirt."—Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent and host of the Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow!
"Patricia Moore-Pastides promotes a traditional Mediterranean diet—one that is high in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seafood, with dairy in moderation. The simple yet innovative recipes rely on these ingredients and creative use of herbs and spices; suggestions for substitute ingredients are often provided. The result is a variety of healthy, mouthwatering dishes."—Rita Pelczar, Contributing Editor, The American Gardener
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