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  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is maybe one of our simpler holidays. We give thanks for what we have and we eat good food. The giving thanks part usually doesn't require a lot of preparation; maybe just a few minutes quiet consideration. The good food, on the other hand, can sometimes be a challenge. Last November...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-03-2012
  • Local Farmers Markets

    Most of us know our local commercial farmers markets, the type that have an established retail location, the ones you can find in the yellow pages, but what about the ones that are gatherings of smaller sellers? The ones that bring their produce to town for sale one day a week? Those don't normally...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 06-24-2011
  • My Cooking Class Book Series

    A new series of cookbooks has recently caught my attention. The My Cooking Class series includes Vegetable Basics , Sauce Basics , Chocolate Basics , Steaming Basics and Middle Eastern Basics . All the books have large color photographs to illustrate every recipe. I'm looking forward to spending...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 03-22-2011
  • Geeking Out in the Kitchen

    I've always thought if you can read a recipe, you can cook, more or less. However, I've been told this simply isn't true and that there are actually very smart people who fail miserably in the kitchen. This past summer O'Reilly , a publisher I usually associate with software manuals,...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 01-13-2011
  • An Almost Overwhelming Selection of Yummy Cupcake Books

    Cupcakes are for everyone! Who doesn't love cupcakes? They're fun, they're delicious and they can be easy to make. There are more than a dozen books devoted to cupcakes here at EVPL! Hello, Cupcake! and What's New Cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are good choices if you want...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 08-07-2010
  • World Vegetarian Day & Vegetarian Awareness Month

    A friend just let me know that TODAY is World Vegetarian Day ! It turns out the whole month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month! Have you ever considered going vegetarian or vegan ? Maybe you could try it out this month. Why not try something new? Look for vegetarian options at the Fall Festival...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 10-01-2009
  • Halloween is Almost Here

    Halloween is almost here and new books for Halloween have been arriving at the library over the past month. Here are the two that have me most excited: Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers is a whole 150-page cookbook just for Halloween! Extreme Halloween by Tom Nardone covers a broader range of Halloween...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 10-01-2009
  • Central's anniversary celebration SUNDAY features mini-golf, Book Cart Drill Team, & more!

    View larger version. Starting with a press conference on Thursday, September 17, we've been honoring Central Library's 5th anniversary with some special events . Our Film Festival wraps up this afternoon with a showing of Citizen Kane . On Saturday, we'll be hosting a Poetry Festival . On...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 09-25-2009
  • The Ripest Moments by Norbert Krapf

    The Ripest Moments is a simple pleasure to read. While reading this memoir of growing up in the 40s and 50s in Jasper and rural Dubois County, Indiana, I found myself reminded over and over again of my own childhood in northern Indiana, and the cousins, aunts, and uncles we'd often visit in Ohio...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 09-15-2009
  • Do you stand in front of your closet every morning wondering what will fit, not what do I want to wear?

    Here's my dirty little secret; I've been doing that all summer. To look at me no one would say I have a weight problem, but thanks to sports injuries and other medical issues this summer, I've been sidelined from my normal active lifestyle. Sprawling on the chaise lounge and reading instead...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 09-10-2009
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