Cold Garden Warm Kitchen


Cold Garden Warm Kitchen is filled with gardening advice and recipes for people like me, who love to cook and eat locally grown, seasonal foods, but live where it dips below freezing six months of the year.  If you’re looking for a recipe for Rose Petal Jam, or advice on raising Black Jersey Giant hens, or a profile of Pineapple tomatoes, this is the place for you.

To keep things simple, I’ve designed the site around an old-fashioned alphabetical Index page.  There you’ll find links to every recipe and article on the site. If you’re looking only for recipes, you can also use the streamlined Just Recipes Index.

Cold Garden Warm Kitchen is a work in progress - I post new recipes, photographs, and gardening tips every week. Visit the What’s New page to see recent additions. 

If you’d like to reach me, Hillary Nelson, drop me a line at




Year-round gardening and local eating where

winter is long and summer is short.