Tomato Mania

By Alyssa S. It’s the warmest, most flamboyant part of the growing season. There’s been a long, slow, damp buildup to real summer weather in the Puget Sound region this year. How are your tomatoes doing? Mine are on the slow side, and most everyone I’ve discussed it with locally is experiencing the same. I’m […]

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Grill, You Know It’s True

by Marie B. Summer is finally here and we are enjoying the great outdoors without a fleece jacket (mostly).  One of my own favorite summer pastimes is picnicking.  I might not be going far these days, but I still enjoy spreading out a blanket or setting up a lawn chair and enjoying a meal alfresco.  […]

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Ice Cold Summer

by Lisa C. “I have never tasted ice cream. Diana tried to explain what it was like, but I guess ice cream is one of those things that are beyond imagination.” – Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery The sun is shining (sometimes), the temperature is rising (sometimes), and that can […]

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Social Distancing with Sourdough

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her) I was gifted a sourdough starter last summer. I made two loaves of sourdough bread and then promptly forgot about its existence in the back of my refrigerator. Then I started working from home. After the first few weeks of social distancing, I noticed an increase in sourdough bread-related […]

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Spilling the Tea

by Marina M. A few weeks ago we had a post about adult beverages and their connection to the nerd world of pub trivia, knowledge, and libraries (both hosting trivia nights and the books for knowledge and recipes). I would like to offer up another beverage synonymous with libraries and reading. Tea! How often do […]

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Sweet Surprises

By Kristi S. Merry December! By now, you’ve probably spent a month eating discounted Halloween candy, gorging on pie, and generally overeating in preparation for winter hibernation. Or is that just me? Either way, the feast is not over because we are entering the sweetest month of all. And one of my favorite ways to […]

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More Detail Than You Probably Require

by Melleny T. You may recall that I’m a big fan of eating, and of perusing cookbooks that I’ll never use. As a librarian, it’s probably not very surprising that I also enjoy learning all kinds of things, especially obscure things. My brain is filled with odd facts that are really only useful during trivia […]

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As Eaten on TV

by Melleny T. I am a big fan of cookbooks. I’m also a big fan of eating. What I am not a big fan of, though, is cooking. But that doesn’t stop me from happily browsing cookbooks as they come through the library. I especially enjoy unusual cookbooks. (You may recall that I also enjoy […]

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Eating Weeds

by Karen A. Sometimes I miss the big, beautiful views when I am out hiking because I am looking down at the ground.  Why, you ask?  Because even when I am hiking I am thinking about food, and I don’t want to walk right over something tasty!  There is something deeply rewarding in the process […]

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Rome: The Eternal City

by Karin T. I love Rome for its food, fashion, art, history and ancient ruins. The soaring umbrella pines. The wisteria in spring. Rome offers hundreds of paintings, sculptures, monuments and churches I want to see, and just one glorious week to see it all. But my philosophy of travel is to see a few […]

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