Combine a cook, gardener, and an artist, and the result is The Complete Kitchen Garden, which features 15 theme garden designs with recipes for cooks who love to garden.
Here’s what the reviewers are saying about The Complete Kitchen Garden:
“With the resurgence of ‘growing your own,’ this book couldn’t be more timely. From her years of experience and learning from other gardeners, Ellen Ogden shares a unique perspective on the kitchen garden. Recognizing that each garden and gardener is unique, Ogden gives us an assortment of garden designs that are suited to varying interests.
What I really love about this book is that it gives such a variety of designs that my kitchen garden can have a new look every year for the next 14 years. That gets me excited about growing beans and peas again.”
– Kylee Baumle for Horticulture Magazine
“For straightforward and lovely kitchen garden designs, along with helpful tips for companion plantings, consult Ellen Ecker Ogden’s COMPLETE KITCHEN GARDEN.”
– New York Times Book Review
“If your idea of a vegetable garden is a beautiful, whimsical space that not only provides food but is an oasis in your backyard, you’ll find inspiration in gardening guru Ellen Ecker Ogden’s latest book The Complete Kitchen Garden (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, March 2011). She includes 14 themed kitchen gardens, from a salad lover’s garden to a chef’s garden, along with garden plans, plant profiles, and recipes to use up the harvest.”
– Carolyn Malcoun for Eating Well Magazine
My other books include:
My first cookbook From the Cook’s Garden was published in 2003, by Harper Collins Publishers. Illustrated by Mary Azarian, featuring 125 garden-to-table recipes. The inspiration for this book came from recipes that were created for The Cook’s Garden seed catalog, to encourage gardeners to try growing something new in their gardens. It is currently out print, yet a few used copies in good condition are available from me or at Amazon.
The Vermont Cheese Book was published in 2007 by Countryman Press and covers the 42 cheesemakers in Vermont who produce delicious cheese. The chapters are set up by county to reflect the geography of Vermont and to make it easy for the cheese lover to taste the landscape. Each cheesemaker has a unique perspective on the art and science of cheesemaking, and this book highlights the special features of each farm and what to expect when tasting their cheese.
The Vermont Country Store Cookbook is a treasure trove of classic New England recipes, sure to please every appetite. It was published in 2014, featuring 125 original recipes and 60 color photographs that highlight the Vermont way of life. With reflections on the family who started the Vermont Country Store, this book covers everything from how to make yogurt and homemade bread and pickles to fancier fare such as braised rabbit stew and stuffed quail.
Growing and Using Basil is a small Storey publication that covers everything you might like to know about basil. Featuring over 80 types of basil, from culinary to aromatic, this book tells you how to grow and harvest basil, with tips for how to make basil vinegar, tussy-mussies, pesto, and more. It’s been in print for two decades, yet still very current.