We are entering the height of Montana's harvest season. And it is busy, it can be 9 PM before we think of dinner. These cookbooks have been favorites for many years. Quick, simple meals. And a multitude of recipes to keep meals different and interesting, even if you are using the same crops day after day!
Cookbooks arranged by crop are useful. For example, if you have a bushel of green beans and run out of ideas, then go to 'Recipes (and More Recipes) From a Kitchen Garden' by Renee Shepherd and Fran Raboff. Also, Barbara Kafka's 'Vegetable Love' is amazing. This book is arranged by regions of the world (the vegetable's origin place). Danger: you may find yourself reading more than cooking. 'Cool Food' is a small, kind of artsy cookbook, but it is absolutely fantastic for summertime meals.
• 'Recipes From a Kitchen Garden': Sweet Pepper Essence
• 'More Recipes': Cilantro Corn Pancakes
• 'Vegetable Love': Pea Pod Soup (waste nothing!)
• 'Cool Food': Fava Bean, Mint & Bacon Salad. Or the Cilantro Miso Paste.