Category Archives: Food

On This Day: September 13th

milton hersheyOn September 13th, 1857 Milton Hershey was born. Milton Hershey would go on to found the Hershey Chocolate Company and the town the company was based in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

You can learn more about this chocolate maker and entrepreneur by looking in the Juvenile Biography section under jBiog. HERSHEY.

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Book Review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

Because this week is National Garden Week,51bdrofa1pl-_sx336_bo1204203200_ I would like to recommend
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Young Readers
Edition
 by Michael Pollan.

“What’s for dinner?” seemed like a simple question—until journalist and supermarket detective Michael Pollan delved behind the scenes. From fast food and big organic to small farms and old-fashioned hunting and gathering, this young readers’ adaptation of Pollan’s famous food-chain exploration encourages kids to consider the personal and global health implications of their food choices.
I like learning about food and gardening so this book really had me thinking about what kind of food decisions I may make in the future.  I really like food, but I want to make good choices about what I eat.  What I like about this book is that author doesn’t try to tell you what you should eat, but he gives you a lot of information that you may not know about the food you find at the grocery store or at a restaurant.  For spreadpicexample, did you know that the corn we find at the store once looked very different!  I also like that the author uses a lot of photos and graphs to explain his research.   If you like learning about food or about how food gets to your grocery store, this is a very interesting book

Look for this book in our juvenile nonfiction section under the call number j394.12 CHEVAT.

Girl Scout Cookies!

We noticed that Girl Scout Cookies have been delivered, and it started a debate of which Girl Scout Cookie is the best! We couldn’t come to an agreement but it made us very curious about what cookie was the most popular. So we found a survey that was done to identify the most popular Girl Scout Cookies in the United States and in each state. The product discovery and review website Influenster conducted a survey and found that Thin Mints were the most popular, as you can see in their neat infographic! You can read more about the survey and the findings: https://www.influenster.com/article/top-girl-scouts-cookies-by-state. Do you agree or do you have a different favorite cookie?

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National Ice Cream Day!

And the countdown begins for one of the best days of the summer…National Ice Cream Day on July 17!  You should be totally excited, not only because ice cream is kind of the best treat ever created, but because most places that sell ice cream have deals during the summer.   Places like Cold Stone will have a “buy one get one free” ice cream deal, but check with your local store.

Baskin Robbins

Bakers Square

Culver’s

Watch these kids try to guess 16 different flavors of ice cream!

In the Kitchen

Interested in experimenting in the kitchen? Here are some fun and simple recipes to get you started!

Pizza Skewers

Taco Cheeseburger

Macaroni and Cheese (not from a box) – or you can try the even simpler Mac & Cheese in a Mug.

Cocoa Brownies

Looking for more recipes? You can find these books for beginning cooks at the library.

How to Cook in 10 Easy Lessons by Wendy Sweetster

Starting from Scratch by Sarah Elton

Cooking Class by Deanna Cook

And a few more meals you can make in a mug!

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(Still) Going Green

March is a great month for scientists,gardeners, environmentalists, and curious minds alike.  The weather is changing, the birds are back, and plants are growing (or not growing).  Maybe seeing the bushes start to bud has got you thinking ahead to your summer garden.  

 


Not a gardener?  Well do you like to be green? Do you chant, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” every chance you get?  Do you like trying experiments you see online?  If you said “Yes!” to any of those questions, then I have got a cool experiment to share with you! 

Did you know…   

There are some vegetables you can regrow from scraps?! 

 

Weird, right?  Well take a look

You can regrow…

 green onions      sweet potatos 


and even pineapple!

Click the photo to see more!