Jekka McVicar New Book of Herbs

ISBN 13: 9781405305792

New Book of Herbs

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9781405305792: New Book of Herbs

Discover how fresh herbs can breathe new life into your home, health and garden with the queen of herbs, Jekka McVicar. Learn how to propagate, raise and maintain herbs the organic way. Cook up simple, delicious recipes using fresh herbs that boost flavour and your health. Discover the many domestic uses for herbs - from first aid kits to natural air fresheners. A tasty treat - savour it!

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Jekka McVicar is the UK's leading organic herb grower and runs the largest organic direct herb business in the UK. She is a six times Chelsea Gold medal winner, author of 3 successful books, and also makes frequent appearances on TV and radio, and contributes articles to magazines including BBC Good Food magazine. Jekka lives in Bristol.

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Steeped in lore, herbs are among the oldest of all plants, with applications dating back thousands of years. Books extolling their virtues and promoting their properties have long been staples of the gardening library, so for one to proclaim itself so boldly as "new" it must be truly unique, and McVicar's is. A paragon of design and construction, it is so clearly organized, so carefully arranged, it should serve as the model for all such encyclopedic treatises. Stylish photographs and elegant layouts elevate this exemplary guide book to art-book status. Yet make no mistake: the practical information so handsomely conveyed is comprehensive in scope and commonsensical in approach. Beginning with a thorough explanation of gardening concerns such as care, maintenance, propagation, and harvesting, McVicar offers inventive and accessible ways of incorporating herbs in culinary and nonculinary projects. But it is her catalog of top 100 favorite herbs that forms the heart of the book, in which enticing photographs highlight essential information, making this a must-have for every herb and gardening collection. Carol Haggas
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