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Lia Leendertz



Lia Leendertz is an award-winning garden and food writer. She writes a monthly almanac column for the Telegraph, a monthly column for The Garden magazine and a long-running series on growing and eating seasonally for Simple Things magazine. She also contributes frequently to the Guardian and Gardens Illustrated. She is the author of several gardening books and the cookbook Petal, Leaf, Seed: Cooking with the garden's treasures. Lia appears monthly on BB6 Music with Cerys Matthews.

Find out more about Lia at www.lialeendertz.com, on Twitter @lialeendertz and on Instagram @lia_leendertz.

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Mitchell Beazley

The Almanac

Lia Leendertz
Authors:
Lia Leendertz

THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot & pecorino salad in June; Discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October.You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018:'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden

Kyle Books

Petal, Leaf, Seed

Lia Leendertz
Authors:
Lia Leendertz

Petal, Leaf, Seed shows you how to unlock the hidden larder of tastes and textures in your garden. Many of the ingredients are amongst the smallest and easiest crops you can grow, but will provide you with some of the biggest flavours. Divided into three sections, each of which has its own growing guide, Petal covers spring, summer, herb and vegetable flowers; Leaf covers annual and perennial herbs, exotic and fruit leaves; Seed covers nuts, and herb, vegetable and flower seeds. The more than 60 recipes use techniques such as crystallising, infusions, salts, rubs and condiments, salsas and tisanes, and pastry, pasta and batters. As well as basil and mint sugar to scatter on your summer fruit and fig leaf schnapps, they include seeded water biscuits with marinated feta, tempura wasabi leaves with ginger leaf dipping sauce, hot and sour beef salad with mustard flowers, and spring flower cheesecake.