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Looking for an Outstanding, Holiday Appetizer? Create a Charcuterie Board!

Posted about 4 days ago by Clare T

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with appetizers, charcuterie, cheeses, cookbooks, cooking, cooking with kids, entertaining, holidays, meats, party planning, recipes and vegan

Charcuterie is all about putting a creative spin on what goes on a serving board. This blog post includes tips, tricks and resources to help you with your entertaining needs this holiday season and beyond.

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Free Eggs? 5 Things to Know Before You Start a Backyard Chicken Flock

Posted 8 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with chickens, cookbooks, eggs, family farms, recipes, sustainable living and urban agriculture

Free range, organic eggs, raised in your backyard sound heavenly? Let your Library help you gather some relevant facts, before you make an eight year commitment to raising chickens.

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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted 10 months ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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The Paleo Diet: A Whole Foods Approach to Better Health

Posted 11 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, dairy-free, gluten-free, gluten-free diet - recipes, grain-free, high protein diet - recipes, low carb diet - recipes, nutrition, Paleo, paleo diet, Prehistoric peoples -- Nutrition, primal, quick and easy cooking, snack foods, snacks, wellness and whole foods

Learn more about the Paleo diet and explore a variety of cookbooks from Paleo basics, to cuisine for the discerning foodie.

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Resolve To Be Lazy

Posted 12 months ago by Rachel S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with comfort, comfort food, contentment, cookbooks, coziness, cozy, Danish, decorating, Denmark, entertaining, happiness, home decoration, human comfort, Hygge, laziness, New Year, New You, resolutions, self-actualization, self-awareness and well-being

Aim low in 2018 and achieve great results!

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Celebrating the Holidays Vegan Style

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with 4th of July recipes, appetizers, baking, celebrations, Christmas cooking, cookbooks, dairy-free, desserts, dinner parties, dinners, easy vegan recipes, entertaining, feasts, gatherings, gluten-free, gluten-free diet -- recipes, Hanukkah, healthy cooking, holiday cooking, holidays, Jewish Cooking, Kwanzaa, New Year's, plant-based, potlucks, recipes, Sunday brunch, sweet treats, Thanksgiving meals, vegan, vegan cooking, vegan dessert recipes, vegan desserts, vegan diet, vegan meals, vegan recipes, veganism, vegetable dishes, vegetable recipes, vegetarian, vegetarian cooking and vegetarian recipes

Learn how to make just about anything vegan-style for your next get together.

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