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

Posted about 1 year ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden 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 about 1 year ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Nature 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 about 1 year ago by Amber B

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden and Nature 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 about 1 year ago by Rachel S

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and New Books and Movies | 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, Home and Garden 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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DIY Baby and Toddler Food

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting and Cooking, Home and Garden | Tagged with baby finger foods, baby food, baby food recipes, baby led weaning, Children - Nutrition, cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, food habits, homemade baby food, Infants - Nutrition, nutritional guidelines - babies, nutritional guidelines - toddlers, organic baby food, quick and easy cooking, toddler meal ideas and Toddlers - Nutrition

Making baby food is easier than you might think. This blog post includes tips, recipes, and baby food cookbooks.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Health and Wellness and History and Politics | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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Just in Time for Halloween: Costumes, Cosplay, Crafts, and Cookies!

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, New Books and Movies and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with cookbooks, cookies, cooking, cosplay, costume design, costumes, crafting, crafts, desserts, Halloween, halloween decorations, handicraft, pop culture and sewing

We have many titles with oodles of great ideas for a spookily festive holiday.

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Great New Nonfiction - Fall 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home and Garden, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with air, atmosphere, baseball, baseball history, baseball players, baseball records, baseball statistics, cookbooks, cooking, curious - history, desserts, fishing, nonfiction, shark fishing, sports and true adventure stories

There are so many wonderful nonfiction titles just waiting for a cozy reading nook and a curious reader.

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