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!