By Giana Ferguson, Giana Ferguson
Gubbeen is a 250-acre, traditional farm on the most south-westerly tip of Ireland and is renowned for its award-winning cheese (called Gubbeen) and its smoked meats. The Ferguson family produces more than 50 types of food from the farm and nothing is wasted so that the circle of life sustains the family whilst creating the highest quality products for speciality shops around the world. Gubbeen: The story of a working farm and its foods is an exceptional insight into the running of this traditional farm, and encompasses the four voices of the family who runs it Giana, Tom, Fingal and Clovisse and what they do. Tom has worked the land all his life, following the old farming ways of his forbearers; Giana controls the dairy as well as keeping a keen eye on the poultry; their son Fingal uses the pigs to make bacon and smoked goods from the Smokehouse (and has a side-line in creating beautiful knives for famous chefs); and their daughter Clovisse grows chemical-free vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers in the Kitchen Garden. Recipes are included in every section to illustrate and celebrate the farm produce, resulting in a truly inspirational read. Try Spring Lamb, Butter Beans and Dulse from the Gubbeen kitchen, or prepare the sumptuous Roast Crown of Goose, inspired by the farmyard. Gubbeen is undoubtedly most renowned for its dairy and you can have a go at creating your own Home-made Farm Cheese, or using it in recipes such as Mattie s Cauliflower and Gubbeen Ravioli or try the gorgeously gooey Gubbeen Meltdown, Gubbeen cheese baked with garlic, rosemary and thyme and served with toasted sourdough.
By Harry Baker
Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening. This manual supplies information on growing conventional and more exotic fruits, from soft, tree, and warm temperate fruits to nuts and currants.
Grow, Cook, Nourish
By Darina Allen
Growing your own food is exciting but, when it comes to knowing how to make the most of your produce, it can be daunting. In Grow, Cook, Nourish, bestselling author Darina Allen draws on more than 30 years of experience gardening at Ballymaloe to take you through an extensive list of vegetables, herbs and fruits. Each entry includes explanations of different varieties, practical information on cultivation, growing and maintenance, plus instructions for the best ways to cook produce as well as preserve and utilise a glut. With more than 500 recipes, including dishes for every ingredient, Darina shows how to use your harvest to its full potential. Vegetables range from annual crops such as chicory, radishes and kohlrabi to perennials like asparagus and spinach. Fruits cover apples, currants and peaches as well as the more unusual and interesting myrtle berries, loquats and medlars. Plus a comprehensive list of herbs, edible flowers and foraged foods such as samphire, wild garlic and blackberries.
Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own
By Bob Flowerdew
It is one thing to produce tomatoes or pumpkins - or any other fruit or vegetable for the table - as they come into season, but it becomes another when you realise that most crops in the garden arrive in gluts with no more to be had for another year unless you do something about it. This book shows you how to make the best use of your highly nutritious, home-grown produce. Bob begins in the garden, showing you how to achieve a more continuous crop as well as how to extend your harvest. He then steps into the kitchen to demonstrate the best way to preserve and cook your crop by bottling, drying, jamming and smoking it. He uses his intimate and comprehensive knowledge of each crop to advise you on how best to treat it and store it. Try making fruit leathers, which are great for kids; freeze your own apple juice so you can have it every day of the year; experiment with making liqueurs and wines; preserve nuts in chocolate, and many, many more ingenious ideas.
Green Juices & Smoothies
By Fern Green
Juices and smoothies made just from fruit often contain too much sugar to be truly good for you, so using green vegetables as part of the mix is essential. Green veg and fruit contain more concentrated nutrients - the ones you know you should be eating but struggle to incorporate into meals: kale, for example, is packed with beta-carotene, calcium, vitamin C and vitamin K.This book contains 66 recipes for juices and smoothies that will boost your energy, detox your system and are naturally low-calorie. It's the easiest, most enjoyable way to drink your five-a-day.
The Green Design and Print Production Handbook
By Adrian Bullock
Green and Black's Chocolate Recipes: Unwrapped: From the Cacao Pod to Muffins, Mousses and Moles
By Caroline Jeremy
This original chocolate cookbook by Green & Black's is packed with recipes to tempt, tease and torment lovers of this food of the gods. Chocolate inspires many moods and so the chapters include Magic (glamorous recipes for dinner parties), Abracadabra (quick and easy recipes), Melting (light puddings and mousses that melt on your tongue), Licking the Bowl (for children and birthdays), and Wicked (those irresistible concoctions). It also includes the more traditional ideas for cakes, puddings and biscuits, and there are more surprising recipes for soups, chillies and meat (chicken mole and Italian sweet salami). Woven into the book are stories about the history and myths of chocolate and its cultivation and production with location pictures of the organic cocoa plantations in Belize. Green & Black's Chocolate Recipes is a veritable feast for all the senses.
Green and Black's Baking With Chocolate
By Micah Carr-Hill
Using the full range of flavours from Green & Black's chocolate, this cookbook presents new and exciting ideas. With a greedy eye on baking, there are tantalising recipes for cakes and cookies, cupcakes and muffins, breads and traybakes, tarts and souffles, as well as inspirational ideas for ice creams, what to bake for festive occasions and some gluten- and dairy-free options too. From Chocolate Truffles to Fig and White Chocolate Biscotti, the recipes are fun to do and easy to follow. Each of the recipes comes from a fan of the brand, whether it be a celebrity (Sharon Osbourne, Lulu, Jo Wood), chef (Allegra McEvedy, Darina Allen), restaurant or cafe (Hummingbird Bakery, Anchor & Hope) or competition winner, as well as some Ultimate recipes from the man who knows everything about Green & Black's chocolate, the development chef Micah Carr-Hill.
The Greek Islands
By Renee Grimaud
From times immemorial the Greek Islands have fascinated Mankind; they inspired the great poet Homer to write the Odyssey. We dream of their blue waters, white sandy beaches, quaint little ports full of brightly coloured sail boats...This breath-taking book will take you on a photographic journey across the Greek islands' peculiarities and individual characteristics: their architecture, their inhabitants, local customs and traditions, their undeniable charm and the wonderful Greek style of living.