My other lovely gift ( that I asked for ) was Annabel Langbein's "The Free Range Cook."
If you don't know about this lady check out her website . There are video clips about her garden that you can watch. She has a huge fabulous garden with many raised beds ( yes ) and grows fruit and nuts, buys local meat, seafood, wine etc. ( what a great NZ ambassador ! )
She has to be a favourite with me along with Al Brown and Steve Logan.( for the same reasons )