The official start of summer is mere days away and gone are the days of heavy dishes and pre-packaged ingredients. Now that the weather is finally warmer, that means fresh produce… and fresh cooking! Plump strawberries, crisp red peppers and fragrant cilantro, I’m drooling just thinking about the dishes I can make from these seasonal sensations!
Want to get in on the garden fresh cooking trend? You’re in luck because today is the first day of our brand new giveaway. We’re offering a special gardeners’ gift pack to THREE lucky winners. Included in this gift pack is a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden-Fresh Cookbook, which boasts more than 300 fresh produce inspired recipes, as well as a copy of the 2012 All-Seasons Garden Guide, also from the publishers of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. You can enter to win this awesome garden gift pack right here. You have until June 24th to enter.
Whether you’re an expert green thumb or are just getting acquainted with fresh produce cooking, these two guides are a great resource. You’ll discover ways you’ve never dreamed of to use fresh vegetables, and also tips on how to store and preserve whatever you don’t use. There are also some amazing photos included in this cookbook; it’s hard not to be inspired to cook fresh when you’re looking at a beautiful picture of rosemary chicken paired with leafy green spinach.
Just to give you a small taste of what kinds of recipes are included in this amazing cookbook, here are some of my personal favorites: Red Potatoes with Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette, Skillet Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes, Sweet and Sour Bean Salad, and Fresh Rhubarb Cheesecake. You can also check out what our team of reviewers had to say about the Garden-Fresh Cookbook over on our review page.
After you enter to win the garden gift pack, be sure to check out some of RecipeLion’s best garden-fresh recipes:
Good luck to everyone and happy (fresh) cooking!