About the Book
Celebrating summertime fun, play, and homegrown abundance is the inspiration behind DRINKING THE SUMMER GARDEN, a lushly photographed, 80-page, full-color collection of cool seasonal drinks and accompanying treats and nibbles. Using a wide range of ingredients and flavors available fresh from summer gardens and farmers markets, Gayla Trail shows you how to concoct seasonal drinks that you can’t buy in a bottle.
From frosty, low-sugar thirst quenchers that will keep the kids hydrated and happy, to fun and unusual twists on classic grown up libations, DRINKING THE SUMMER GARDEN is packed with more than 40 recipes to satisfy every taste. Featuring instruction on syrup-making, pickling, homegrown garnishes, fermenting, handcrafting liqueurs, as well as handy how-to techniques written and presented in Trail’s irreverent, friendly style, this volume will encourage and inspire further explorations in the kitchen and the garden.
GAYLA TRAIL is the creator of YouGrowGirl.com, the hit community for enthusiastic gardeners where she has spent over 12 years sharing her experiences gardening in difficult urban spaces. Gayla is a respected, internationally recognized garden authority and the author/photographer of three books on growing in difficult, urban spaces: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces (translated into three additional languages), and Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces. She lives, cooks, and gardens in Toronto with her partner Davin and their sweet pup Molly.