Grocery shopping can be a big headache if you go into the store unprepared. If you’re like me you need to go in with a list and stick to it. I am so easily distracted by flashy packaging and sales that I can come out of the store with nothing I went in for and still managed to spend $50.00.
I like to make up a weekly menu and create my grocery list around that. I find that way I’m not trying to think of what I want for the week at the store and then needing to go back in a few days for something I forgot. I also find doing this takes away the stress that can be associated with trying to figure out what you want to have for dinner.
Here are some helpful books you can get from the library to help you with grocery shopping.
Supermarket backpacker by Harriett Barker
Heartsmart nutrition: shopping on the run by Ramona Josephson
Sustainable food: how to buy right and spend less by Elise McDonough
Comfort food by Sandra Lee
Now that it’s starting to get cold outside a lot of people are planning a mid winter family vacation. My boyfriend and I try to get away from the cold every February by going to a warm exotic location like Vietnam or East Africa. The library offers some really cool eResources to help get you on your way to a great family vacation.
A to Z Maps Online gives you access to world maps, continent maps, country maps, outline maps, population density maps, and much more. Make sure to check their Antique Map collection and the Atlas of Canada.
A to Z World Travel is the most detailed travel resource for business and leisure travelers for more than 200 world cities. Prepare for your next trip with Guelph Public Libraries newest travel resource!
Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference available to Guelph Public Library patrons.