Author Maggie Oster has been cooking since she was five years old. A trained horticulturist, freelance writer and photographer, Maggie has also written other Storey book titles including Herbal Vinegar and Herb Mixtures & Spicy Blends. In addition, she has written the books The Potato Garden, Flowering Herbs, Gifts and Crafts from the Garden and Recipes from an American Herb Garden. She attended graduate school at Cornell University, and was former editor of an indoor and container-gardening magazine based in Seattle, Washington. Maggie has also contributed to Rodale's Basic Natural Foods Cookbook, has written monthly columns for The Weekend Gardener Journal and Louisville Today magazines, and won an award for an article and photographs on cooking with edible flowers in The Newark Star-Ledger. She lives in Kentucky.
A leading expert in herbs, Sal Gilbertie is the president of Gilbertie's Herb Gardens, Inc., of Westport (where he holds year-round decorating workshops) and Easton, Connecticut, where he resides. An herb supplier to garden centers across the country, his business is a family affair--his wife, Marie, and his four children are involved in the operation as well. Sal's books include: Herbs for the Holidays, Home Gardening at Its Best, Herb Gardening at Its Best and Kitchen Herbs, which received an International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award. Sal has appeared on many television and radio shows, including Martha Stewart Living, Home Matters on the Discovery Channel, and the Home Show on the Lifetime Channel.
ÊÊÊ Maggie Oster is a freelance author, photographer, and horticulturalist.Ê She is the author of several books, including The Herbal Palate Cookbook and Herbal Vinegar.
Microgreens are young plants that are harvested a few weeks after germination. We've all heard of the nutritional virtues of kale, for example, but did you know that the microgreen versions of many plants hold anywhere from 4 to 50 times the nutrients per volume as the same plants in mature form? Microgreens truly are the new superfood.
Chefs and gardeners around the country are discovering that these easy-to-grow plants can be raised in the convenience of your own kitchen in a few weeks' time. And the range of flavor profiles is amazing—from spicy radishes or daikon to fresh-from-the-farm corn flavor in miniature corn microgreens.
Sal Gilbertie gives you all you need to know to growithese delicious plants. He walks you through many of the most popular varieties, explaining growing specifics and flavor profiles. He then provides fabulous recipes for enjoying your harvest in salads, soups, main courses, and much more.
Maggie Oster is a freelance author, photographer, and horticulturalist. She is the author of several books, including The Herbal Palate Cookbook and Herbal Vinegar.