Friday, June 6, 2014

First Friday Tasha Tudor Book Review~Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens

As I have been planning and planting all week long, I thought it would be fun to share this little book with you for my First Friday Tasha Tudor Book Review. The official title is BETTY CROCKER'S KITCHEN GARDENS. It was written by Mary Mason Campbell who was a real person who loved to garden and she lived in a farmhouse in New Hampshire. She was a member of the Massachusetts Horticulture Society, the Herb Society of America and the Audubon Society of NH. The book gives some recipes and most of them are her own. She loved gardening and cooking with herbs.
The book is 170 pages of information for planting and growing herbs and vegetables. She gives you a great deal of information about herbs, including detailed garden plans drawn out for planting your herbs. Tahsa illustrated the book.

The book was first published by Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp in 1971. I have two copies of the book. I like the green copy which is smaller than the paper back with a lovely photo cover. It was published under license from the General Mills company, owned by the Betty Crocker trademark.

Some of the illustrations are in black and white and some are in color...all very charming.

Both lady's gardens were used for the drawings in the book. Don't you love the innocent smiles on the these faces of these children? It makes me think of summer.

I hope to finish up my yard and garden planting tomorrow. I will have to post some pictures.  The weather has ben just beautiful here in Oregon.


mamasmercantile said...

As always a beautiful post, the pictures are a real delight. Thank you for visiting my blog, it really is nice to know that someone is interested in what you have to say. Hope the planting goes well, have a great weekend.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful illustrations. Very inspiring. Keep in touch

Bernideen said...

What a darling post! Very sweet and loving Tasha always!

Susan said...

Hello Linda.

Love that Kitchen Gardens book with Tasha's illustrations. I have it in my collection. Thanks for posting on it and for the sweet photos.

So happy you got to come to Tasha's house! Are you going to do a post on Susan Branch? I was looking forward to reading about her presentation since I was unable to attend. Susan

La Tea Dah said...

I have this delightful little book too. It is one of my favorites! I love the Tasha Tudor drawings and the easy-to-understand advice given on each page.

Christine Crocker said...

Dear Linda,

What a delightful week you must be having, planting and planning~ our weather here in central Oregon has been lovely, too~

Thank you for sharing Betty Crocker's Kitchen Gardens~I have the sweet little green book,too.
I love it because of Tasha's little illustrations~
so peaceful, serene and joyful~

I look forward to your future posts of all things sweet and lovely~