Have you ever seen Jamie at Home on the Cooking channel? Jamie Oliver is one of my faves. His cooking is simple, rustic, and always seasonal. He takes his ingredients right from his garden which is something I miss greatly. And how can you not love his accent and his over usage of "brilliant?" His show makes me want to buy Wellington boots and get to work on creating our own garden. In due time.
Little did I know he has a Jamie at Home cookbook. When my friend showed me this cookbook it was like that feeling you get when you find money in your pockets you didn't know you had.
Jamie's British accent comes through in the book which makes it even more enjoyable. Right now I'm reading about Rhubarb since ours is a few days away from harvesting. He gives you a little history of the rhubarb, great recipies and then explains how he grows it.
Love the illustrations throughout the whole book. The pages feel natural like and crisp, no gloss finishes here.
Note to self; find some ramekins.
Wow, thats a big stalk. I'm talking about the rhubarb.
Jamie highlights many different vegetables and gives tips on how to grow, store and cook.
Here is our 35 year old Rhubarb plant. We dug up part of our rhubarb plant from our old house to take with us to where ever we end up setteling. Its almost ready! Can't wait for the first pie.
If you are starting your garden right now, I'm very envious. However, I've come to enjoy weeding;)