TAG: food

Cookbook recommendations for amazing casseroles and one-pan meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_OnePotMeals By Kelsey Hudson For some reason, the end of August always feels rushed, frantic, and pretty stressful for me. I have a lot of catching up to do after three months of action-packed summer programs at the library, not to mention a fair bit of planning for this coming fall. In fact, I even have the pretty lofty goal […]

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Summer beverages: your library on the rocks

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SummerBeverages By Gwendolyn Haley The 641s is one of my favorite sections of the library to browse. For those of you not quite as familiar with the Dewey Decimal System, that’s also known as the cookbook section. There is always something new and delicious to check out, especially during this time of year when the grilling […]

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Easy small-batch homebrewing: Part 2 – basic ingredients and a recipe

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HomebrewPart2 By Brian Vander Veen Last week, I talked about the basic equipment one needs to start brewing small-scale, one-gallon batches at home, but obviously, you need more than just equipment—you need ingredients. Beer, at its most basic, comprises only three ingredients: malted grain, hops, and yeast. However, over the millennia since beer was first b […]

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Easy small-batch homebrewing: Part 1 – basic equipment

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on August 4, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_HomebrewPart1 By Brian Vander Veen I studied just enough chemistry as an undergraduate to earn a minor in the subject, at least before I made the eleventh-hour change to major in English and thus embarked on the long, circuitous route toward librarianship. But I’ve always loved chemistry—still do. And I certainly appreciate a well-crafted beer. So […]

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Backyard Bounty: Food and Gardening Series

Posted in News on July 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Gardening Discover how to reap what you sow with a series of classes focused on food and gardening. Local master gardeners and a food specialist will teach you everything from preparing your garden for winter to basic food preservation. Dig in and put your green thumb to work! Basic Food Preservation Food Safety Specialist Anna Kestell […]

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Creating the Perfect All-American Meal: Natural Red, White, & Blue Recipes

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 2, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_RWBfood_Cookies By Kelsey Hudson Holidays throughout the year have their iconic images and celebrations. When you think of Christmas, there’s a jolly old Santa amid a sea of red and green. Thanksgiving brings to mind a giant turkey dinner. And where would Valentine’s Day be without a lot of pink hearts and chocolate? With the upcoming Fourth of July […]

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6 Pantry Essentials for Quick Meals

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on July 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_PantryEssentials By Kim Harshberger We’ve all been there. It’s time to make a meal and you end up standing staring into the fridge, then the cupboard, then the pantry, then the freezer, and back around again. All you see are ingredients to make food. In my very early years of cooking, the throw-together meal used to […]

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How to Eat Healthy on Vacation

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids on June 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_EatingVacation By Kim Harshberger I put down my fork and survey the table, realizing it’s happened again; we just ate a meal when we weren’t even hungry. The husband and I are so stuffed we can’t move and the girls’ meals lay almost uneaten. I feel frustrated at the wasted money and irritated at my lack […]

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Survival Secrets of a Part-Time Vegan

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You on May 20, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_SurvivalVegan By Sheri Boggs I’m not vegan. I’m not even vegetarian. But my beloved is, and for the last three years I’ve been experimenting with the world of tofu, tempeh, tahini, and tots (tots are totally vegan—look it up). While I haven’t become a full-on vegan myself, I’m impressed with my partner’s commitment to both the […]

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Explore Why Food Matters

Posted in News on May 8, 2015 at 6:00 am

Forward green pea arrow Navigate the confusing and often misleading food system with Melissa DiLuzio, a Certified Integrative Nutrition & Wellness Coach. Melissa presents two nutrition classes at the Moran Prairie Library. The first reveals the truth about sugar and how it impacts your overall health. The second class covers how to identify and avoid the toxic ingredi […]

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