Tag Archives: cooking

What’s New in Cook books






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Cooking around the world

Can’t travel this winter? 

Want a taste of Italy, Thailand or France ?

Dream of sitting in the warm Cuban sun?

Transport yourself around the world by cooking some local cuisine.


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Breakfast Blues

SAD CEREALI need some new breakfast ideas that are nutritious, low carb, low-fat and quick.  These days I would rather skip breakfast than eat the same old breakfast foods, and my 2 cups of coffee just aren’t  filling the void.  Wouldn’t it be lovely to wake up to the smell of coffee and a nutritious breakfast cooking in the kitchen?

Here are a few books that I have browsed for inspiration.

100 gluten freeSince I live in a mostly “gluten-free” home this book is appealing. I really like the breakfast pizza idea!






Who doesn’t love maple syrup?







Eggs are my favorite breakfast food – quick and nutritious!


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I think I’ll give Overnight Oatmeal a try.




Join this fun food trend and turn your veggies into beautiful and tasty dishes you have never tried before!  Great for gluten-free diets too!

check out these library titles:

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It’s not too late to preserve the harvest

Guelph Farmers market

Even if you don’t have a garden you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for preserving at the Guelph Farmers Market or other local markets.

The Guelph Public Library has a great collection of books to help you.

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Preserving by the pint : quick seasonal canning for small spaces by the author of food in jars

Complete canning guide

The apple cookbook : 125 freshly picked recipes

Wisdom for home preservers : 500 tips for pickling, canning, curing, smoking and more

Best of bridge home preserving : 120 recipes for jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles & more.




Guelph Public Library Community Cookbook


Do you love to cook?  The Guelph Public Library, in partnership with Venture Guelph Publications Ltd., is excited to announce a call for recipe submissions for its 2015 “Eat. Enjoy. Explore. Community Cookbook.” Every recipe has a story to tell. Celebrate this community collaboration of all things food which will feature original recipes from the kitchens of moms, dads, daughters, sons, grandparents, businesses, and foodies from across our Royal City.
Do you have a dish that your family, friends, and co-workers ask for by name?  Submit it!  Did your husband invent a great dish that nobody knows about?  Enter it!  Do you have some passed down through the generations, absolutely delicious, secret recipes and dishes from your Mom’s Mom’s Mom? Give great Granny the credit and share it!  Each recipe or business featured will help share the rich history of your family’s traditions and what our city is based on.
Proceeds from the sales of the cookbook, which is expected to go on sale in early December, will directly benefit the Guelph Public Library’s services.
Support your library and submit your favourite recipe for consideration at any library location or downtown at the Flour Barrel (Wyndham Street). Deadline for recipe submissions is Wednesday, September 30th, 2015.