Planting for fall

Yes, I know it is still summer and yes, I know it is very hot out there. But now is the time to be thinking about planting your fall bulbs for spring color. By fall bulbs, I mean tulips, daffodils, crocus, allium and muscari (grape hyacinths).  I have been looking through catalogs and I have […]


Let’s talk Gluten-Free

A few weeks ago, I had a request for some gluten-free recipes. For those of you that don’t know, a gluten-free diet is one which excludes gluten. So, what is gluten and where is this gluten found? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It can also be found in spelt and […]

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Something pretty, something not pretty

So, let’s start with the pretty part of this blog post. On Thursday, August 2nd from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Anton Room, Jeff Hansen from the Kansas Native Plant Society will be here talking about native flowers here in Kansas. You will learn the fundamentals of wildflower identification and information on local wildflower walks will […]

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Cooking in the Summertime

When it comes to cooking in the summertime, my mantra is the easier the better. I prefer to use my grill when it is so hot outside but sometimes a new cookbook makes me want to turn on my stove. And that is what happened this last weekend. I saw a recipe for a beef […]

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A real garden experience

As many of you already know, the library has hosted many informative sessions with the Master Gardeners. They have presented on topics ranging from lawn care to rain barrels. But the best is yet to come. On Thursday, July 19 2012 from 7:00-8:00 pm, the Master Gardeners will be talking about and actually showing drought […]


And then there was blackberry cobbler

I have been on a blackberry cobbler kick lately. I have been constantly looking in all the new cookbooks that have come out for a blackberry cobbler recipe. What started all this? Well, I needed to make something for the Cooking by the Book cookbook club and the cookbook we were discussing that night was […]

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