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Too Much Zucchini!

zucchini

Last year, I planted four plants, and had enough zucchini to provide my neighborhood, coworkers and friends with more zucchini than they ever really wanted.  This year, I planted only three, and it is still happening!  A perfect mix of rain every few days and beautiful sunshine have made this summer the year of zucchini…. read more >>

National Johnny Appleseed Day

Apples in a basket

March 11, 2021 is National Johnny Appleseed Day. John Chapman, the tin-pan-hatted ragamuffin who treks the outdoors sowing apple seeds in his every shoeless footstep. Children love him and we’ve grown up knowing him as Johnny Appleseed. My childhood recollection of Johnny Appleseed comes from a dated 1948 Walt Disney short film and a Mary… read more >>

Cooking with the Library: 5-Ingredient Recipes by Taste of Home

recipes made from cookbook

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal? Something fast and budget friendly? Try these recipes from 5 Ingredient Recipes by Taste of Home. Check out this and other cookbooks at the Public Library website and on Hoopla.     More 5-ingredient cookbooks!   https://youtu.be/czfeTMElu9k Bacon Potato Corn Chowder Ingredients  1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped  1/4 cup chopped onion  1-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold… read more >>

Cheese Please!: Recipes for National Cheese Lover’s Day 

cheese platter

Sweet cheeses, January 20th is National Cheese Lover’s Day! It only feels right that this day would fall within the month of my own birth as I am a certified cheese lover. I like all cheeses in all formats, never met a cheese I didn’t like, etc, etc. In honor of this special day, I flipped through our… read more >>

Cooking with the Library–How to Make Victorian-Era Wassail

wassail

“Here we come a-wassailing, among the leaves so green;   And here we come a-wand’ring, so fair to be seen.”  Have you ever looked back wistfully to the days of yore and wished that you could partake in some of the activities that were once popular? Well, with this blog post you absolutely can! We’ll be making Victorian-Era Wassail,… read more >>

Murder with Recipes: 12 Cozy Mystery Series to Sample

mystery books

A good cozy murder mystery is like comfort food for your mind and soul.  Yes, the plot will involve a murder, but it will happen off-stage, with no gory details.  These are not mysteries that will have you checking the locks and jumping at every sound. Cozy mysteries feature normal, everyday heroines who just happen to stumble across… read more >>

Retro Recipe: Ambrosia Salad

This week’s cooking video is a throwback.  Ambrosia salad looks more like a dessert than a typical leafy salad, but it is a vintage favorite of summer picnics and barbecues!   First known recipes of ambrosia salad date as far back as 1867, when citrus fruit was becoming more available. Recipes were often oranges and fresh pineapple layered together with sugar.  In Greek… read more >>