Finding gifts for gardeners who grow vegetables and love to cook has never been easier and you can find this practical duo at Mother Earth Gardens in Minneapolis. Inspire a friend—or yourself—to use next summer’s garden produce with creative recipes by well-known Twin Cities’ cook and food writer, Beth Dooley. Her latest book, Minnesota’s Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook (University of Minnesota Press, 2013), outlines how to shop for seasonal foods and create masterpiece meals. Add a crafted, Minnesota-shaped carving board to chop the veggies and fruits for Dooley’s dishes. Cookbook, $30. Board, $50.
Available at Mother Earth Gardens, 3738 42nd Ave. S. and 2318 Lowry Ave. N.E., Minneapolis; 612-724-2296.