Martha Stewart move over, it’s publication day for Stoke Newington resident, writer Debora Robertson’s book Gifts from the Garden and a talk and demonstration by Debora will be held at Stoke Newington Book Shop this evening (Thursday 20 September).
Brimming with ideas from the pretty to the practical, ‘Gifts from the Garden’ contains more than 100 projects that use the gardener’s produce throughout the seasons.
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, chilli jams, courgette muffins and quince vodka to name a few!
Gifts from the Garden already has a fairy god father, none other than Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who says; “I like this book. Gifts made from things you’ve grown are always gifts from the heart – a great pleasure to give and to receive”.
There is also an unconfirmed rumour that she may be bringing some edible goodies from her kitchen.