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The Little Grower's Cookbook (Signed Copy)

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This fabulous book is crammed with simple and sustainable gardening activities, recipes and weekend fun for every season. Be inspired to help children aged between four and twelve years old learn to play and experiment with nature’s bounty. Your copy will be signed by one of the authors, Julia Parker of Parker's Patch.

  • Written by Ghillie James and Julia Parker
  • Foreword by Olivia Colman and pictures by Ali Allen
  • Hardback, 204 pages
  • Published by Lettuce Publishing (March 2021)
  • Overall dimensions 20cm x 25.5cm x 2cm 
  • Shortlisted for Garden Book of the Year at the Garden Media Guild Awards

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The Little Grower’s Cookbook is the perfect way to tempt kids outside. The book is divided into four chapters; Gardening Basics; Get Planting (spring, summer, autumn, winter); Get Cooking and Weekend Fun.

The Little Grower’s Cookbook uses repurposed and recycled materials and all the activities are environmentally friendly. For example, one of the garden projects reuses an old hessian bag for life as a herb planter. In another, eggshells are used to sow cress seeds. The weekend fun projects include innovative ideas like creating little pots of sunshine (planting flower seeds in homemade pots); magical flower potions (creating your own flower-scented water); hosting a butterfly banquet; planting your own packed lunch and building a bug hotel. Little Grower’s facts are scattered throughout the book with ideas like growing your own pizza box. There are simple step-by-step instructions and the book is packed with charming photography.

The delicious recipes can all be made using homegrown produce. Discover creative and fun seasonal recipes from Veggie Fries with Pink, Orange or Green Dip; Snail Sandwiches; Mini But Mighty Baked Veggie Bites; Sausage and Veggie Sleepover; Squiggly Noodle Soup to Terrific Traybake Pizza. Cakes and treats to delight range from Magical Chocolate Fudge Cake; Strawberry Butterfly Cakes to Eton Mess Ice Cream Cake.

You don’t need a big garden or a big budget to make use of this book. All of the projects will teach and inspire children to look at what’s around them in the natural world.

Ghillie James is the author of five books including Jam, Jelly & Relish and Grains are Good. She was the food editor at Sainsbury’s Magazine and now writes for a variety of publications including the Boston Globe, BBC Good Food Magazine and the Singapore Straits Times.

Julia Parker has worked in publishing for more than 25 years, is the author of a monthly article ‘Veg on the Ledge’ for the website of the fast-food chain Leon, has written for Tesco Magazine, and runs popular courses on growing fruit and vegetables.

‘This lovely book is...a wonderful reminder of the pure joy that children find in and with nature. It offers simple and sustainable gardening projects, recipes and weekend activities that anyone, anywhere can do, even in small urban spaces... The benefits of getting children outside into the fresh air and away from the all-pervading screens have consistently been proven. This lovely book is a great way to start.’ 

Olivia Colman

‘This book balances simplicity with the deep wisdom of the authors to appeal to children and adults alike. It is the best book for young gardeners that I have ever seen. And when children grow their own fruit and vegetables, they are eager to cook and eat them too!’.

John Vincent – co-founder of LEON and joint author of the UK’s School Food Plan

Brand Focus

Lettuce Publishing

Lettuce publishing is a small, independent publisher making beautiful books about nature, food, health and gardening. Julia Parker runs popular fruit and veg growing courses from her home in Sussex, teaching people how to get the best from their patch however big or small. Ghillie James is the author of four popular books including the bestselling seasonal cookbook Jam, Jelly and Relish and the health-conscious global cookbook Grains are Good.

Image by Ali Allen.

Lettuce Publishing

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