Super Cookies!

This month is our last big push for fundraising for our Children’s Summer Literacy program, and we’re doing something special all month long. Drop into the library anytime this month to grab a Super Cookie for $2, and all of the proceeds will go toward our program.

We want you to know how SUPER you are, and we thought rewarding you with a cookie would be fun. For the cost of a cup of coffee, you can invest in the young readers of our community. Doesn’t that make you feel good?

Thank you for being such a great supporter of our programs. Hope to see you this month!

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Cookbook Book Club

We’re still trying to get our mouths to say it without stumbling–our Cookbook Book Club. But regardless of the tricky name, the IDEA is easy as pie to remember! Find a cookbook based on our monthly theme, make a recipe, bring it to the book club meeting (along with the cookbook), and be prepared to eat (oh, and chat about the cookbook)!

This month’s theme is chocolate, because what could be better on Valentine’s Day than a whole evening of chocolate?? Hey, if you’re really cheap…er….stuck….bring along your sweetie and an extra recipe he/she can pass off as their own, and just enjoy the delights that will surely be contributed to the event!

We meet the second Wednesday of each month, at 6pm. So, Valentine’s Day it is this week. Give us a quick call to register….although I don’t think anyone will be turned away if they have something chocolatey to share. And while you’re here, you can pick up the list of themes coming up. Honestly, I don’t know why we didn’t think of this earlier. It’s turning into one of our most popular adult programs!

Bon appetit!

Cookbook Book Club!

Our new Cookbook Book Club starts tonight! It’s labeled as food, fun, and friends! Take out a cookbook (or use one you own), try out a few of the recipes, and bring something you made (along with the cookbook) to the meeting for everyone to try. You’ll have a chance to talk about the cookbook and why you liked it–or didn’t–and hear about other great new cookbooks. You’ll meet other foodies, maybe try some new foods, and hopefully leave here with a full stomach and lots of inspiration!

Give us a call to register. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

(Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to cook anything this time. We’ll have a few samples ready from our own experiments, and instructions for what to do next month. Just come out and meet everyone tonight!)

Looking for Ideas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all the turkey and trimmings this week, you might be looking for some great ideas for leftovers and simple dinner prep. We have wonderful cookbooks in our library to offer up some help. Try a one-pot meal, or a slow-cooker recipe so you can spend more time out of the kitchen doing things with the family. Or how about that new Instant Pot your got for Christmas? You’ll want to start experimenting, and we’ve got books that might help.

Our cookbook section is found in the 641 aisle. Take a left turn at the front desk, and find the 600 aisle on the left hand side, and you’ll find lots of great books, new and older.

Do you have any wonderful ideas for those leftovers? Leave a comment with your suggestions and we’ll share!

 

Frivolous Friday!

For some truly frivolous information today, we’re talking about cheeseburgers–specifically the cheeseburger emoji!

Recently, Google came under fire for their cheeseburger emoji, and the controversy went viral. Apparently, the world’s emoji users thought the Google version—with the cheese BELOW the meat—just wasn’t right. They demanded that Google update the character to show the cheese above the meat. And they were taken seriously.

The original tweet by Thomas Baekdal: (cheeseburger images from Emojipedia)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded in a tweet:

 While it seems like a ridiculous argument, the idea of putting the cheese below the meat would mean a soggy, cheesy overflow on the bottom bun, which in the culinary world, just won’t fly. Apparently, Google had a previous issue with a search result for caramelized onions that nearly broke the internet, so the people at Google are taking this (somewhat) seriously.
What will the new cheeseburger emoji look like? We’ll have to wait and see. It should be available in an update and on new devices soon.

Vegetarian, anyone?

We have a lot of great vegetarian cookbooks at the library (like the one above), and we seem to be stocking more each day. With more people choosing a plant-based diet, this has become a popular and healthy trend. If you’re interested in cooking more vegetarian, or just want to see what the fuss is all about, drop by the library and check out a few of these great new cookbooks. Even if you only do a vegetarian meal once a week, your family will be better off for it.

But if you’ve done the full switch to a plant-based life, you’ve probably noticed how hard it is to fit this lifestyle into the every day. Eating out, family meals, school lunches, coffee with friends…all of it becomes more difficult to do, and that can be stressful. I found this interesting article on YesandYes that offers up some tips to eating better and staying sane.

Do you have any great tips for eating vegetarian? Any favourite cookbooks or recipes? Feel free to share them here in the comments. We’d love to hear about them!

To Eat a Salad, or Not?

SaladI like salad. I don’t love it, but I like it. And especially as the warmer months roll around, salad seems to be the thing that I want on my plate more than not. But did you know your reasons for NOT liking salad might be because you’re doing it wrong! I came across this great post on the A Cup of Jo website called “8 Common Salad Mistakes“. And after reading, I’m going to try a few of these to see if they make a real difference.

Most of the suggestions are based on the idea that you’re taking salad with you for lunch, but almost any of the ideas can be applied to a regular meal at home (seriously, salt?!).

Do you have any tips for non-salad eaters that might be useful here? Read through the extensive list of comments on the article and maybe you’ll find a few more tips. I especially love the “non-salad” items as salad. Great tips!