Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn's Best Pumpkin Eats from the Dr. Oz website:
It's the perfect time of year to curl up and enjoy one of this season's tastiest foods: pumpkin! Whether you're in the mood for a decadent dessert, a hearty meal or a light snack, there's a recipe here for you to enjoy with your family.

Monday, September 15, 2014

International Night by Mark and Talia Kurlansky

International Night by Mark Kurlansky and Talia Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky spins a globe and wherever his daughter, Talia's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Fifty - two meals from appetizers to desserts, Kurlansky learned as a professional chef  and writer while traveling around the world. Find in 641.59 KURLA

Canning Those Fall Vegetables


Ever thought about canning fresh produce from a farmer's market or your own garden?
There are many websites with tips and instructions about canning.

Simply Canning:

Canning from the University of Minnesota Extension Office:

Pick your own in Northeast Minnesota:

Monday, August 25, 2014

10 Tips to Fall into Fitness by Sherri McMillan

The beginning of fall is like January 1. People make resolutions. Summer is over, and it's easy to get motivated to get into a routine and take your fitness to the next level. Here's a list of the 10 workout and nutrition guidelines to ensure you fall into fitness and reach your goals.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

7 Fun Facts about Kale By Chloe Thompson WebMD Magazine

1.It's not a new kid on the block

Kale is popular now, but people have been growing this super food for more than 2,000 years. Popular in Europe during Roman times and the Middle Ages, it arrived in the U.S. in the 17th century.

2. How to make kale chips

Kale chips are a simple, good-for-you snack. Remove kale leaves from stems, tear into bite-sized pieces, drizzle with olive oil and a dash of salt, and bake 10 to 15 minutes in a 400 F oven.

3. Powerhouse food

Kale is packed with antioxidants and other nutrients. Some research suggests that regularly eating vegetables in the cabbage family, like kale, helps lower the risk of certain cancers. Of course, many other things also affect your cancer risk.

4. Vitamins you get

One cup of chopped raw kale provides more than 100% of the recommended daily amount  of vitamins A and K.

5. Kale's relatives

Kale belongs to the same family as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and collards.

6. When it's best

For the best flavor, kale must be harvested after the first frost. This ensures that some of the starches have turned into sugars.

7. Colors of kale

Types of kale are marked by color (green, white, purple, or bluish green) and leaf shape.

Kale contains lutein, a nutrient that helps create the plant’s color. Lutein helps keep eyes and vision healthy.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

One Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero

Make sixteen fresh cheese at home in an hour or less, using commonly available ingredients and tools. Step by step in color, the recipes couldn't be easier. Recipes for butter, ghee and yogurt are also included.
Find in new books: 637.3 LUCER

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen


America's Test Kitchen is filmed in a real, working test kitchen located just outside of Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the Monday-to-Friday destination for more than three dozen test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. The show can be found on local PBS stations.
Here is the website:
We carry the Cook's Illustrated magazine at the Hibbing Public Library.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Berry Picking Time is here!

Pick raspberries and blueberries for a little exercise and for incredibly good eating!
Food52 website has a good pie recipe here:

Food52 wants everyone to become better, smarter, happier cooks!

Wild Berry Pie with Cassis