COOKBOOK CORNER: PANTRY STAPLES
As the seasons change, stocking the pantry for fall baking, quick meal preparation, and healthy snacks is good idea. Last month, Cookbook Corner presented quick and easy meal preparation. Having a well-organized and well-stocked pantry will certainly assist in fixing homemade fast food. Most cookbooks include pantry items, either as a beginning chapter or a one- to two-page list. The Library’s collection of specialized cookbooks on such topics as superfood snacks, organic foods for babies and toddlers, Weight Watchers’ meals, and the cuisines of individual countries all include suggestions for pantry staples. Take inventory of your kitchen’s pantry, check it against one or more of these titles’ recommendations, and get ready to cook!
THE ALLERGY-FREE PANTRY: MAKE YOUR OWN STAPLES, SNACKS, AND MORE WITHOUT WHEAT, GLUTEN, DAIRY, EGGS, SOY OR NUTS by Colette F. Martin. The Experiment, 2014. 641.56318 M379aL
CAN IT, BOTTLE IT, SMOKE IT: AND OTHER KITCHEN PROJECTS by Karen Solomon. Ten Speed Press, c2011. 641.4 S689c
EVERYDAY EASY: 30 MINUTE DINNERS: QUICK ASSEMBLY, FRESH AND LIGHT, FROM THE PANTRY. DK Pub., 2010. 641.555 E93ea
THE HOMEMADE PANTRY: 101 FOODS YOU CAN STOP BUYING & START MAKING by Alana Chernila. Clarkson Potter, c2012. 641.5 C521
THE HOMEMADE VEGAN PANTRY: THE ART OF MAKING YOUR OWN STAPLES by Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner. Ten Speed Press, 2015. 641.5636 S3366
HOW TO COOK EVERYTHING. THE BASICS: ALL YOU NEED TO MAKE GREAT FOOD: WITH 1,000 PHOTOS by Mark Bittman. Wiley, c2012. 641.5 B624hc
IN THE GREEN KITCHEN: TECHNIQUES TO LEARN BY HEART by Alice Waters. Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2010. 641.563 W329
THE KITCHEN PANTRY COOKBOOK: MAKE YOUR OWN CONDIMENTS AND ESSENTIALS by Erin Coopey. Quarry Books, 2013. 641.81 C778
KITCHEN REMODELING. The Taunton Press, Inc., 2013. 643.3 K622rem
MRS. WHEELBARROW’S PRACTICAL PANTRY: RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES FOR YEAR-ROUND PRESERVING by Cathy Barrow. W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. 641.42 B278
MY FAMILY TABLE: A PASSIONATE PLEA FOR HOME COOKING by John Besh. Andrews McMeel , c2011. 641.5973 B554
MY PERFECT PANTRY: 150 EASY RECIPES FROM 50 ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS by Geoffrey Zakarian. Clarkson Potter, 2014. 641.5 Z21m
THE ORGANIZED KITCHEN: KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN, ORGANIZED, AND FULL OF GOOD FOOD – AND SAVE TIME, MONEY, (AND YOUR SANITY) EVERY DAY! by Brette McWhorter Sember. Adams Media, c2012. 643.3 S471
PRESERVING: PUTTING UP THE SEASON’S BOUNTY. HMH, c2013. 641.4 P933p
SUSTAINABLY DELICIOUS: MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, ONE RECIPE AT A TIME by Michel Nischan. Rodale, c2010. 641.5637 N724
WHAT THE FORK ARE YOU EATING?: AN ACTION PLAN FOR YOUR PANTRY AND PLATE by Stefanie Sacks. Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2014. 641.302 S121
Our fall schedule includes One-on-One and Tablet Training sessions, as well as classes on Windows 8, MS Word, MS Excel, and Photoshop Elements 13. Reserve your spot by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.
What do you want to learn? Saving files? Cut and paste? Email attachments? Library resources? eBooks? Something else? Bring your questions, along with your laptop, tablet, smartphone, or eReader, for 30 minutes of individual training just for you! No mobile device? No problem; we will use a Library computer. Start your list of questions now!
Do you have a tablet or an eReader and need some pointers on using it? We can help! Bring your tablet and your questions for a 30-minute individual session. We will work with you to help you better understand your device and how to use it for accessing eBooks and other Library resources.
BASIC MICROSOFT WORD 2010
Learn to open, close, save, print, and create new documents, set margins, and use help files. Editing tips include line spacing, justifying text, changing font style, size, and color as well as using bold, italics, and underlining. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.
Basic Microsoft Word 2010
Monday, October 12 • 6:30-7:45 pm
BASIC MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010
Learn to work with spreadsheets and worksheets; rows, columns, and cells; change the style, size, and color of fonts; justify text; cut, copy, and paste; format numbers as percentages, currency, etc.; and sort data. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.
Basic Microsoft Excel 2010
Monday, October 19 • 6:30-7:45
INTERMEDIATE MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010
When you have completed Basic Microsoft Excel 2010, sign up for this class to learn about charts and worksheet references; COUNT(), MIN(), MAX() and AVERAGE() aggregate functions; importing/exporting delimited files, etc.
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
Monday, October 26 • 6:30-7:45
WINDOWS 8 BASICS
Explore the Windows 8 desktop. Learn how to open, close, minimize, and resize windows; start and close programs; and save, rename, copy, and move files. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.
Windows 8 Basics
Monday, November 9 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Photoshop Elements 13 Basics
Use Photoshop Elements 13 software to learn about cropping, “redeye” reduction, spot healing, color correction, light balancing, and sharpening, as well as how to quick select specific areas of a photo. You must know how to use a mouse to register for this class.
Photoshop Elements 13 Basics
Monday, November 16 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Registration is required for all computer classes.
Sign up by contacting the Main Library Public Computer Center at (574) 294-2847.
Main Midweek Movie
THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 7 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
SAN ANDREAS (PG-13)
Wednesday, October 21 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
JURASSIC WORLD (PG-13)
Wednesday, November 4 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Wednesday, November 18 • 6:00 pm • Main Library
Fun Family Movie
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG)
Monday, October 12 • 4:45 pm • Main Library
Wednesday, October 28 • 4:45 pm • Main Library
INSIDE OUT (PG)
Monday, November 16 • 4:45 pm • Main Library
Harvest Your Resources is the theme of this year’s Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Biz-Ness Expo. The Elkhart Public Library has a bumper crop of resources ripe for harvesting. Visit us at booth 139 for a demo of our Online Resources and learn how EPL can assist you with your business needs.
Biz-Ness Expo 2015 will be at the RV/MH Hall of Fame on September 30 from 3-7 pm. The event is open to the public free of charge. Come and explore the outstanding array of businesses and organizations available in the Elkhart area. (Pick up some cool freebies, too!)
The good news: The first EPL Bookmobile sold!
The better news: We have another one for sale!