Kitchen Garden Cookbook: How to Grow Your Own Food

Bring the unrivaled flavors and textures of the seasons' best produce to your table with our fresh-from-the-garden cooking guide.

What's growing in your kitchen garden this year?

Seasonal Herbs

  • Chives

    Guide to Chives

    Their delicate onion flavor and edible lavender blossoms are two reasons chives are a perennial favorite.

  • Delicate Onion Flavor

    Cooking with Chives

    Chives are a perennial favorite that add the perfect amount of onion flavor to a variety of delightful dishes.

  • Cilantro

    Guide to Cilantro

    This pungent herb has a distinctive flavor with a faint undertone of anise.

  • Distinctive Flavor

    Cooking with Cilantro

    Find unique ways to incorporate this pungent herb into healthy and hearty dishes.

  • Basil

    Guide to Basil

    Basil is a fragrant culinary superstar that makes frequent appearances in sauces, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

  • Basil Parmesan Dip with Pita Chips

    Use Your Basil Bounty

    The season's most versatile herb enlivens dishes from classic (pesto) to contemporary (sorbet?!). Use it with abandon.

  • Parsley

    Guide to Parsley

    With its mild, grassy flavor, parsley is a fresh accent to almost any savory dish.

  • A Fresh Accent

    Cooking with Parsley

    Avoid the clichéd stem of curlyleaf lurking on the side of the plate, and bring the brightness of flat-leaf parsley to center stage.

  • Oregano

    Guide to Oregano

    Warm, aromatic oregano offers a bold, gutsy bite.

  • Oregano Recipes

    Cooking with Oregano

    Enjoy the warm, aromatic nature of this warm-weather herb in our favorite oregano recipes.

  • Thyme

    Guide to Thyme

    Fragrant thyme flourishes in kitchen gardens and rock gardens. Consider planting several varieties if you have the space.

  • Tasty with Thyme

    Cooking with Thyme

    Whether used by the pinch or by the bunch, fresh thyme infuses any dish with unparalleled aroma and flavor.


  • Backyard Gardening

    Fruit and Vegetable Gardening Guide

    This how-to guide gives you the basics on starting your vegetable garden, whether you have backyard space to spare or a small spot ready for containers.



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    What's in Season?

    Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.