For high-quality locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, live chickens, bedding plants and fresh cut flowers, the Monday Farmers Market has something for everyone. The Market opens May 13. Make sure to come in and browse the bounty harvested by local farmers.
Edible Book Festival 2013 | Friday, April 5 | 5:30 – 8:30pm | Marvin Auditorium
Join us to celebrate the joys of books and food at the 7th Annual Edible Book Festival. The Festival is free, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. To participate, reserve your space by April 4 by calling the Sabatini Art Gallery at 785-580-4515. Don’t want to make a book? You can come to admire the creativity on display and enjoy a few snacks too.
If you are anything like me you have a tendency to overindulge on sweets and delicious foods available during the fall and winter holidays. As soon as January 1st comes around I make a resolution to eat better and exercise more during the year. Luckily my mom raised us on very healthy foods and I [...]
For a long time I have been wanting to try baking croissants at home. Every time I’ve watched a cooking show on food network or PBS that featured enriched breads, specifically croissants, I watch very carefully to see what exactly makes these dainty treats so difficult to make. Luckily, after reading many recipes and blogs, [...]
Your library cooks! That’s right, we have thousands of cookbooks waiting for you to take home and try. Some of our best holiday cookbooks are featured in the blog post. Don’t delay. Get cookin’ on those holiday meal plans now.
Author Linda Polly will talk about her new book, Midwest Moms: Recipes and Advice from the Heartland, in a three-part presentation at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library on Thursday, September 27, 7:00–8:45 pm in Marvin Auditorium 101C. Polly is a nationally known author and an award-winning photographer who will share how she developed [...]
The smell of waffles drifted out of Lingo on Wednesday, September 19. Eighteen teens perfected their cooking skills by measuring, stirring and cooking various ingredients to make a tasty, nourishing breakfast. One teen found that because he didn’t follow the recipe his Orange Julius tasted funny. Lesson learned – follow the recipe! Using a large [...]
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 [...]
The first day of Summer is upon us and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than enjoying a bowl of delicious, creamy ice cream! This is one of my favorite desserts to make at home, and I was so excited to find the variety of cookbooks Topeka & Shawnee County [...]
I’m guessing the answer is a resounding YES to that question. I definitely know I need more vegetables in my diet. So guess what!?! This is the season for the best meals ever! I am positively giddy when fresh local vegetables and fruit start showing up in the produce isles and, even better, at our farmer’s markets in town.
It was Friday, the last day of Spring Break. Parents and grandparents were looking for something for the kids to do. The Library just happened to have a program for kindergarteners through second graders at 3 pm, Cooking With Dr. Seuss. Since March is Dr. Seuss’s birth month, using the cookbook, Green Eggs and Ham [...]