Bella & Wren Books

The Sider Gardener


For everyone who loves to garden or cook, this is a sensational cookbook celebrating the beauty of freshly grown produce.

"Kitchens and gardens go together. If your only space is a windowsill or sunny table for containers to sit, you can still grow things to eat … The Side Gardener: Recipes & Notes from My Garden is a stunningly photographed story of how bestselling cookbook author Rosie Daykin turned a languishing patch of land beside her Vancouver home into a prolific garden"—The Globe & Mail

The Side Gardener is the story of how Rosie Daykin—a bestselling and award-winning cookbook author who also happens to garden a little on the side—turned a languishing patch of land beside her home into an informal working garden.

With love and attention, the garden blossomed with a bounty of fresh vegetables and fruit, a near endless supply of beautiful flowers for cutting, and even a few eggs from three very naughty chickens. Rosie shares her notes on how she designed her garden and nurtured it to life, along with the simple recipes she created to let the freshly grown produce shine. Inside, you’ll find sides and snacks, salads and soups, mains and desserts, all shown through the captivating lens of revered British photographer Andrew Montgomery. 

Whether the produce you use is from your garden or local market, Rosie’s elegant recipes will help you celebrate the honest flavors of fruits and vegetables. Filled with witty anecdotes and gorgeous photography, The Side Gardener is all the inspiration you need to create and cook from a garden of your own, no matter the size.


ROSIE DAYKIN is the award-winning author of the bestselling Let Me Feed You, Butter Celebrates!, and Butter Baked Goods cookbooks. Rosie founded the bakery and gourmet food business Butter Baked Goods, which she ran for fourteen succesful years. She sold Butter Baked Goods in 2021 when, in addition to writing this book, she returned to her original career as an interior designer whose work has been featured in publications internationally. This allows her just enough time to keep gardening on the side. Rosie lives in Vancouver with her husband, Paul, her wee old chihuahua, Pickle, and her three chickens.
  • ISBN: 9780525612179
  • Hardcover
  • No. of pages: 288
  • Publisher: Appetite by Random House
  • Author: Rosie Daykin
  • Release Date: April. 9 2024


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