The Painted Garden Cookbook

I received this wonderful book through the post a few weeks ago and I’ve been meaning to post about it. The reason I haven’t is because I’ve been too busy reading it! It’s amazing.

The author and illustrator, Mary Woodin, sent it to me because she read my post on botanical illustration. And encouraged me to take the course that I went on. What a nice thing to do?

Anyway, I love it. It’s the perfect mix between lovely illustrations of fruit and vegetables (and seed packets too – very cute) and some useful homespun recipes.

It follows the seasons and offers some unusual but delicious-sounding recipes like Apple and Ginger Meringue Cake and Pink Grapefruit Salad Dressing. All of which are on my list to try.

8 Comments on “The Painted Garden Cookbook

  1. I think I’m going to have to buy this book just to find out what apple and ginger meringue cake is. It sounds so intriguing!

  2. Looks such a beautiful book. Would definitely like to get my hands on a copy. Oh and love your blog.

  3. I’ve recently acquired a good-sized garden of my own and am keen to start working it. I’ve been hunting online for instructions for newbies that are both fun and comprehensive, and after much disappointment I finally found this blog! Thank you, there’s much to keep me busy here, as well as beautiful things to look at! :-)

  4. Hi Donna – thanks for dropping by. Things will pick up on the gardening front once the season gets going. In the mean time the archives are a good place to start. Can’t believe I’ve been here for seven years! eek..