One of the early challenges we faced as homesteaders was not only learning HOW to garden. We had to learn how much to grow. We also had to learn how to incorporate that produce into weekly menus, and even how to change our eating habits - eating the veggies that are in season and in abundance is a challenge to the cook and can be a real bore for the diner. It's been a few years for us and we're getting used to it. But I found a book that would have been so helpful to us when we were just beginning. "A Garden of Recipes - Planting, Growing, Cooking" by Cynthia Gibson was published in 1999 but I just discovered it yesterday in the local library. I liked it so much, I went out and bought a copy for myself and for my sister. At 29 cents a copy from Amazon's used bookstore, I feel like a robber! The veggies she selected are basic and familiar, and easy to grow. Her recipes are simple, and look easy to build on if you are in the mood to do something more elaborate. She even lists items that can be grown in a windowsill or container garden if that is all you have. She suggests good varieties to grow so if you are inexperienced with gardening, you won't be overwhelmed with the seed catalogs. It's NOT an in depth how to book on gardening, though. You'd have to look for the how-to's elsewhere. I thought it was a really nifty book for beginning homesteaders or gardeners. Or for experienced ones who are struggling a bit getting the stuff from the garden to the table.