When we want our homes to be graced by bits of nature we will often go to the store and buy some flowers or perhaps a centerpiece. When we want something colored we buy synthetic dyes for coloring. And when we want a new food experience we find a fancy restaurant. In Harvest by Stefani Bitter and Alethea Harampolis, they show us how to accomplish each of these things on our own. Bitter and Harampolis share their ideas on gardening and making the garden an extension of our lives. They write about unusual uses for edible and non-edible plants that already might be growing in your garden.
The book is loosely separated into seasons and contains everything from centerpiece arrangements to facial scrubs to recipes. Every section features an in season food or herb which the authors give valuable information about its use in the garden, harvesting, uses, and concludes with a recipe.
Harvest is an exquisitely designed book full of inspirational ideas and beautifully crafted. It is so much more than a book of recipes. All of the recipes are unexpected and some are even eclectic. It is also a delightful educational experience on a variety of garden plants. I look forward to trying out these new ideas.
Disclaimer: I received this book free through the Blogging for Books blogger program in exchange for an honest review.