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Cookbook recommendations for amazing casseroles and one-pan meals

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

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

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

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

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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6 Pantry Essentials for Quick Meals

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

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

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

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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Cooking with Kids

Posted in For You, kids on April 22, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Kim Harshberger I survey the damage and sigh. There are lemon seeds strewn across the counter. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds are scattered about the floor. Measuring cups, mixing bowls, and cutting boards fill my sink. I hate cooking with my kids. To be fair, I hate cooking with anyone. I believe preparing food is […]

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My Top 5 Kitchen Tools

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

By Kim Harshberger We have a deal in my house, I cook and my husband cleans. It works well for us. But we have some standards. I am all about efficiency and I hate clutter. He likes new gadgets and wants cleanup to go quickly. So the items that get used the most in my […]

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Food Insecurity: Q&A with Jennifer Schlenske of Spokane Valley Partners

Posted in Explore and Discover, For You, kids, Teens on March 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Sonia Gustafson We often think of donating food and helping the less fortunate around the holidays, but as we approach the time for Food for Fines, we wanted to highlight a local agency that does good work in our community all year long. Spokane Valley Partners is a non-profit organization serving economically-disadvantaged residents who […]

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