Northern & Central Midwest
What's Cooking in America: Edible Flowers
What's Cooking in America: Edible Flowers is a great source to go to for all sorts of information on edible flowers, from how to choose them and which flowers are actually edible. Each entry contains information on exactly how to use the flower, including what dishes it tastes best in. If a flower is not on this list, don't try it.
Preserving the Garden
Tart and Sweet by Kelly Geary and Jessie Knadler (Rodale Books, 2010) will make you want summer to come like no other book. It is chock full of ideas on what to do with your produce and how to "put it by" for the winter. The photography is absolutely breathtaking and will inspire you to try all manner of pickles, chutneys, and jams. There is simply no better inspiration to get you thinking about the gardening season -- and to empty the freezer now in anticipation of filling it again.