Friday, March 27, 2015

Foodie Friday Feature! The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook

Get a head start on planning your summer camping trips with this comprehensive cookbook. Full of techniques, tips and recipes! Mother and kids trio Tammy, Steven and September run four dehydrators to experiment with recipes. They include full recipes, such as fruit leather, as well as techniques for dehydrating and storing spices such as garlic and ginger. Check out The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook on our New Books Shelf today, or request it by following the link!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Foodie Friday Feature! Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Erica Kerwien has written a slim book of recipe alternatives for folks avoiding sugar, gluten and grains. Even if you still enjoy traditional lasagna, waffles, even crackers, add some variety into the mix with her recipe for Squash Ribbon Noodles (page 105), Almond Flour Waffles (page 84) and Parmesan Crackers (page 46). Alternatives like these introduce more variety into our diet and are an easy way to add more servings of vegetables! Check out Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet on our New Books Shelf, or request it through the link if it's checked out.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Foodie Feature! In the Dog Kitchen by Julie van Rosendaal

The cookbook, In the Dog Kitchen by Julie van Rosendaal is a fun look at how to cook for man's (and woman's) best friends. Lovely pictures of friendly dogs entice you. Recipes for chicken jerky and gingerbread mailmen suggest budget treats for home bakers. If you're looking for treats for a dog with allergies, this might be the cookbook for you! On our New Book Shelf now!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Foodie Feature! Cooking Allergy-Free by Jenna Short

If you've been tiptoeing around your allergies (and maybe your palate is bored), check out Jenna Short's new cookbook, Cooking Allergy-Free! This is a great all-around cookbook that happens to make it easy to cook delicious allergy-friendly meals. It also has great ideas and resources for your kitchen. On our New Book Shelf now!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Foodie Friday Feature: How to Cook Everything Fast by Mark Bittman

If you want to be a little more systematic about your cooking, Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food,” is more than a collection of recipes. Reading this book will teach you how to use your time like professional chefs: in layers. Bittman says “it’s a collection of recipes in a style we’ve devised to teach you how to cook in the way people who really know how do all the time.” Your favorite family cook has this figured out by heating this while prepping that, having an efficient kitchen set up, and knowing when to use pre-packaged foods or fresh only for the best flavor. Bittman and his team have come up with the compendium to learn that (or fake it ‘til you make it!).

Friday, January 30, 2015

Foodie Friday Feature! Mexico: the Cookbook

Need to warm up for the incoming cold snap? Check out Mexico: the Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte for a spicy take on cuisine! Her delicious recipes are accompanied by gorgeous color photos on every other page. It will inspire you to gourmet adventures! On our New Books Shelf, at the library!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Friday Foodie Feature!

Great nutrition infographics! Now for something a little different: we've featured yummy recipe books, now for a web resource. At this link, find 24 colorful and inspiring infographics (pictorial diagrams with information) to help you eat better and easier. The one pictured here is three ingredient dinners...when you just don't know what to eat. Enjoy!

Monday, January 12, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Review submitted by Robert Corradi, Hibbing Public Library patron!

This story takes place in Europe during WWII and centers largely on the German occupation of France. The author, who uses alternating glipses into several peoples' lives weaves a story with his characters, which are well developed and believable. He does this and yet manages to maintain a certain amount of mystery and suspense. You'll find yourself being "drawn in" as the individuals of the story are drawn together. As an added bonus, you'll also come away with a better understanding of this time in history. I highly recommend this book.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Homegrown Tea: An Illustrated Guide to Planting, Harvesting, and Blending Teas and Tisanes by Cassie Liversidge

Maybe you have made a resolution to reduce your stress level. Consider the cup of tea: a warm soothing ritual of patience and tastiness. Cassie Liversidge offers ways to cultivate and create lovely cups of tea, using caffeinated and herbal blends in her book Homegrown Tea. Most of us in the far north of the United States will need a greenhouse to grow our own Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea plant. All black, green and even white teas come from this little plant, related to the fragrant white camellia. However, we can make teas from so many more plants, including commonly known kitchen herbs and spices. If you're looking to take the step of cultivating a tea garden, this little book has plenty of instructions to make a start, including mint and lemongrass. Check it out on the library's new book shelf!