Whether you have grown your own glorious fruits and vegetables, or picked up a box of seasonal delights from a farmers' market, great produce need never go to waste with The Produce Companion. It is the essential guide for anyone who wants to learn the classic skills of growing, pickling and preserving. Divided into two handy parts, this flexibound edition of The Produce Companion is a beautifully crafted food and gardening title that guides you through cultivating a home garden, then gives you innovative ideas for what to do with the produce. The Garden section includes comprehensive notes for growing produce, such as choice of varieties to extend seasons, when to pick fruits and vegetables, methods for harvesting, and how to store different ingredients. The Recipes section features more than 100 recipes that show you what to do with each season's glut: from drinks and syrups, jams and jellies, and confit and preserves, to sauces and salsas, pickles and chutneys, pastes and pestos, and vinegars and salts. Beautifully illustrated and photographed, The Produce Companion is the perfect guide to making the most of your garden bounty!
Meredith Kirton is one of Australia's leading experts in gardening and horticulture. Throughout her career she has worked as an editor and columnist for Australia's most popular lifestyle and gardening magazines, has produced for radio, presented on national television and published several books. Mandy Sinclair is a food writer and home economist with more than 25 years experience in the food industry. She is dedicated to promoting fresh, seasonal produce in her recipes and is a lifelong advocate of the joy, health benefits and economic value of cooking with homegrown ingredients. Meredith and Mandy have previously co-authored Grow Harvest Cook (2013).