Food and Beverages

Cooked by Michael Pollan

Posted on Friday, August 2, 2013 by MeganLibrarian

Cooked "... #19 If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. #36 Don't eat breakfast cereals that change the color of the milk. #47 Eat when you are hungry, not when you are bored..." Do you remember these rules? In 2010, Michael Pollan’s “In Defense of Food” was chosen for Silicon Valley Reads. Many of us changed what . . . more »

Dive Into Healthy Dip This Summer!

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by HylaryL

Skinny Dips Who doesn’t love going to a summer barbecue and deciding which delicious dip to try first? From bean dip to cheese dip to salsas to hummus, these tempting treats are hard to stop eating once you’ve started! Unfortunately, many dips, especially those that are premade and purchased from a store, are loaded with calories, fat, sodium and preservatives, making them far from a healthy snack. . . . more »

Don't Throw Away Those Vegetables!

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Food_and_Beverages

Canning for A New Generation Preserve 'em! By now your garden is beginning to bear the fruits of your labor -- perhaps a little too well. Many a savvy gardener has turned jars to preserve their garden harvest. And the great thing about preserving in jars is that they make lovely decoration for your kitchen shelves! Here are some of my favorite preserving & canning books. -Megan Canning for A . . . more »

Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 by Food_and_Beverages

Mad Hungry Men eat differently from women. They eat more, they eat constantly, and they eat passionately. They are all appetite and no pretense. If they are "mad hungry" with no food in sight, life can be a living hell. This is reality for author of Mad Hungry, Lucinda Scala Quinn. Although feeding boys constantly sounds like a daunting job, it must be very rewarding and pleasurable . . . more »

Bike to Work Day on May 9!

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2013 by Missgina

On Thursday, May 9th join hundreds of Bay Area residents biking to work or school for Bike to Work Day! For the first time, the Cupertino Library will set up an Energizer Station with fresh baked goods, refreshments, and tote bags filled with more goodies from our library and local sponsors (Pizza My Heart, Coffee Society, and Whole Foods). Stop by our station in Cali . . . more »

Liven up your pantry with delicious and healthy home-dried food!

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 by HylaryL

Food Drying with An Attitude Want to liven up your snacks, lunch or just create a special treat? Have you ever thought of drying or dehydrating food at home? Many of us love the taste of a chewy piece of dried fruit, a savory bite of beef jerky, or the added crunch of dried seeds in a salad. Oftentimes, however, these types of goodies are expensive or loaded with added . . . more »

Curious about juicing?

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by HylaryL

The Juicing Bible Anyone who spends time looking into popular trends in health and nutrition has probably heard about juicing. From promising to help you lose loads of weight, to cleansing your body to lowering cholesterol, juicing is a craze that often seems to travel into “cure-all” territory. While many of the claims about juicing have not been scientifically proven to be true, there are some benefits to . . . more »

Booze Cakes

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 by Food_and_Beverages

Booze Cakes Two of my favorite things in one cookbook! Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine and Beer by Krystina Castella caught my eye and I was not disappointed. It is full of delicious recipes, each with their own intoxication rating. More boozy cookbooks to try: The Tipsy Vegan The Boozy Baker Classic Liqueurs The Sophisticated Cookie Glorious Liqueurs . . . more »

Children's Bee Presentation at Cupertino Community Hall

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by Cupertino_Library

Uncle Jer's Bee Show picture Hey kids, learn all about bees this Wednesday, April 10th at 4:00pm in the Cupertino Community Hall (next to the Library). School-aged children are invited. . . . more »

Salad Every Day

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013 by Food_and_Beverages

To prepare meals for vegetarian family members, I make salad every day. Green salad, pasta salad with greens, bean salad with greens, potato salad…. and soon it became a chore. When I was stuck in a rut, I found this chart. What is great about this chart is that it will help you choose and mix ingredients to make fun and tasty salads that you . . . more »