Not only is it enlivening to browse through recipes based on what can come out of your own garden, it’s a refreshing relief to see that the author lives in Vermont, not California or Florida. Proof positive that you can have a successful garden wherever you are! And even if you don’t have a garden, the ingredient/produce sections in this cookbook will help you learn more about what’s available in your local grocery store. Along with oodles of recipes for salads, soups, and main dishes, Ellen Ogden also offers some delicious produce-based desserts, like Blueberry & Basil Custard. (Yum! Can’t wait for basil season to be here again!) And to round things off, her “Preserving the Bounty” section has recipes for making chutneys, jams, mustards, and other tasty accompaniments. If you love to garden and cook, this is a great book to have on your shelf year-round.