From a Colonial Garden Cookbook - Williamsburg, Virginia

From a Colonial Garden Cookbook - Williamsburg, Virginia is an elegant combination of cookbook and craft book with recipes, how-tos, and ideas for seasonal garden projects. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 214 pages 

Copyright: 2003 

Publisher: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 

Author: Susan Hight Rountree 

ISBN: 9780879352127

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Description: Colonial Williamsburg's renowned gardens have always played a major role in the life of the town. Their beauty and bounty inspired Susan Hight Rountree's latest book, From a Colonial Garden: Ideas, Decorations, Recipes. The author of two best sellers, Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg and Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg, Mrs. Rountree harvests from the restored capital's gardens a wealth of clearly written and illustrated entertaining and decorating how-tos and recipes. 

Seasonal garden projects suggest many ways to use flowers, fruits, herbs, and foliage. Discover how easy it is to make a spring colonial garden for a mantel and a floral-decorated hoop, or a summer berry topiary. Learn how to prepare an Easter cake with strawberry and lemon filling, a Cheshire cheese hedgehog, or plantation rum punch. Fall brings a cornhusk wreath to your door, a harvest brunch to your table, and a pumpkin snowman to delight trick-or-treaters. You can celebrate the holidays with a special tree -- five different themes are featured. Or, create unusual wreaths, swags, and cones. 

New ways to use old forms any time of the year, such as topiaries, wreaths, cones, and candle adapters, are included. You will learn ways to plant a living or portable topiary or creare a "faux" topiary with fresh and dried plant materials. A cranberry and kumquat garland gives a new look to the traditional fruit cone, the very essence of a Williamsburg Christmas. This same form can be used in the summer with a variety of peppers to bring fire to your table. 

Use the special section on weddings with ideas on summer and winter receptions, a shower, a rehearsal dinner, bridal flowers, and favors to create the perfect event. You can make a gift to give anyone who appreciates gardens or gardening from the final section on gift suggestions. From a Colonial Garden, with its myriad of ideas, deserves a special place on any gardener's bookshelf. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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