Monday, 30 March 2015

'The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener' Book review

It's a fact; I instantly fell in love with 'The One-Pot Gourmet Gardener' as soon as I unwrapped it. The texture of the front cover, the feel of the pages - pure quality. It's a beautifully written, straight forward guide which will get everyone hopping from foot to foot ready to grow their own yummy meals in their own backyard.

(N.B. with these recipes, illustrations and photographs your mouth will water and you'll simply drool like a fool, read with caution and preferably whilst alone, haha)

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With this genius book in your hands there are no excuses to not grow your own and fall deeply in love with the experience. All you need is a balcony or patio with room for a pot or two and you're set. No worries about digging up your garden or having to have an allotment.

No prior knowledge about vegetable gardening is needed; Cinead McTernan has it all laid out in easy step by step stages; the variety of vegetable best suited for pot gardening, best type and size of pot, tools needed, best compost, where to place your pot, how to sow or plant up seedlings and caring for your babies and harvesting/storing them.

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Goodness if you'd recently been hit over the head by a galvanised watering can and woke up with no gardening experience at all, this book would have you sorted in no time.

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Then we come to the best part...Unlike many cook books, this contains recipes you will actually want to grow the ingredients for and you can!! There are picnic foods, soups and salads, quick suppers, tasty accompaniments, plus drinks and puds. All achievable, easy and super impressive looking. More than that however, each recipe details the best variety of seed, size of pot and soil conditions, when and exactly how to plant up your pot, when to harvest and then a gorgeous recipe.

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I recommend this book to everyone! No matter what, these pots look stunning and are edible - put one buy your front door or under the kitchen window, let's see a revolution in gardening where it isn't all bedding plants in pots.

Published by Frances Lincoln Limited
Written by Cinead McTernan
Photography by Jason Ingram
Out on the 2nd April

To order One-Pot Gourmet Gardener at the discounted price of £12.99 including p&p;
p* (RRP: £16.99), 
telephone 01903 828503 or email and quote the offer code APG311. 
*UK ONLY - Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.

Love Carrie


  1. What a great way to encourage people to start growing.

    1. It's super, right? Absolute genius, wish I'd of thought of it :) x

  2. A good review about what looks and sounds like an excellent book. Flighty xx

    1. It really is a great book, especially for beginners but thought provoking for us old allotment hands too! The girl's a genius.

  3. This is an interesting book idea. I like it:~) I loved the cover and how you displayed the parts of the book. Now, it will be fun to see what you cook from this book!

    1. Oh there are come really good recipes. I hope I do get my act together and get making some, though Andrew is the chef, I'm the baker and jam maker x

  4. I am making note of this one pal! It sounds like a fabulous read! Thanks for passing it along! Happy day to you!! Nicole xoxo

    1. I whole heartedly recommend it and if you do want to get it, don't forget the discount code (I loves me a bargain). xxx

  5. The layout of the book looks quite charming and fun to read. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

  6. I hope you will share such type of impressive contents again with us so that we can utilize it and get more


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