Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, Gifts from the Garden contains more than 100 projects that use the gardener's bounty throughout the seasons. Divided into Flowers & Herbs, and Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts, Debora includes gifts that are edible, for your home and for your wellbeing. There are potted bulbs in teacups and decorated personal seed packets; a lavender, rose and chamomile bubble bath; flower and fruit lip balms; a tisane planter and a pizza herb window box; as well as festive wreaths and ideas for using flowers and foliage when wrapping presents. And of course delicious ideas like toffee apples, herbal teas, spice rubs, chile jams, zucchini muffins and quince vodka to name a few! So whether you want to give something practical for the home, indulgent to enjoy at bathtime, or to complement a delicious dinner, there is a present for everyone.
Debora Robertson works for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall at River Cottage in England. She is also a food editor and writes a blog: lickedspoon.blogspot.com.