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Mark Your Calendar With These Fresh City Life My Branch Programs!

We've got some great Fresh City Life My Branch programs coming up! Don't forget to mark your calendar!

You definitely don't want to miss ice cream sundaes at the Ross-University Hills Branch! Learn fun and easy ice cream and sauce recipes, as well as suggestions for making the best sundae ever! Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch!

Shopping with Joan Crawford: This Isn't Her First Time At The Grocery Store

Joan Crawford filmed several public service ads to promote American grocery stores, but you can't miss the product placement for the company for whom she was really shilling. This nostalgic 1965 advertisement is a reminder that we need to take charge of our own eating and food choices. Unless you'd prefer Joan to do all of your shopping for you. Which I kind of would.

Our Chef Shellie brings great information and tasty sampling to our cooking event this Saturday.

Better Living Through Ignoring Chemistry: or How to Stop Being Part of a Dangerous Experiment
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
Register Online

Apricots on the Nile : a memoir with recipes

by Colette Rossant

DPL Rating:
3

First of two memoirs, Colette recalls her childhood in Cairo and those she loved while there. When her father dies, Colette lives with her grandparents while her distant mother comes in and out of her life. Colette's story is enhanced with a sampling of recipes from an interwar Cairo. I...

Coming Attractions: United State of Food

Green smoothie photo from abeachcottage.com

Our favorite Chef, Shellie Kark, of KitchenCUE, will talk about the up-to-the-minute news about your food supply and share tips for making the best choices for healthy eating. 

We are leaving out talk of table manners and etiquette, in this three-part series about rolling up your sleeves, tucking in your napkin and taking your food supply into your own hands. You can stop being spoon fed information that someone else chooses for you to consume -- and educate yourself on what is coming to your table. Chef Shellie will help. We're also giving away a set of lunch boxes from The Container Store to one registered audience member!

Picking Parsley, Packing Picnics, and Parting with Pesto

Your tomatoes are ripening - you're harvesting your parsley - you just picked up some fresh rhubarb from the farmer's market. Now what are you going to make with all your delicious goodies? We've got some great cooking programs coming up that will give you lots of new ideas!

Make sure you have a good plan for all your fresh food so that nothing goes to waste. Join us at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch as Jennie Sanford shows us meal planning tips and tricks that will revolutionize the way you prepare meals for your family! You'll have a better understanding of the different ways to make a meal plan, how to make your meal planning successful, and cooking strategies and shortcuts to help you spend less time in the kitchen.

What Do You Do With Your Herbs?

What do you do with your herbs? Do you cook with them fresh? Do you dry them? What method do you use? Do you have a favorite way to preserve them for the winter? Please share your techniques with us!

And if you need some new ideas of what to do with all those herbs you harvested, join us at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library to learn tips on harvesting, preserving, growing, and cooking with herbs! Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. Please register: 720-865-0135 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. In the meantime, share your own ideas and techniques here!

What's Your Favorite Summer Recipe?

What's your favorite summer recipe? Share them with us!

Monica Kadillak, one of our favorite caterers, is making her rounds this summer!

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

What are you doing this weekend? We've got some great events going on! Which one are you doing to?

Are you going to stop by the Schlessman Family Branch Library to learn how to Maintain Your Bicycle with the Denver Bicycle CafeSaturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

Fresh Food In the City

Whether you need fresh new ideas or you're making an effort to get away from processed foods, you're sure to find these cooking programs helpful! Start by learning how to make easy homemade baby food, then learn how to pick out fresh produce, and finally discover easy make ahead meals. But don't forget to mark it on your calendar! It's all coming up in the next two weeks!

Join us on Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. at the Sam Gary Branch, as Clelia McVay from Happy Baby Foods shows you how to make healthy, homemade baby food. She'll demonstrate how to avoid allergens and create healthy food for your baby.

Home, Sweet Home(made)

Make your home an even better place to be--find out how with Fresh City Life My Branch!

Learn how you can apply knowledge of the energy of spaces and things in your home in Introduction to Feng Shui: A Hands-On Workshop on Thursday, May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch. Lorrie Webb Grillo of Thriving Spaces Feng Shui will teach you about the Bagua and the Five Elements, just some of the tools of the Feng Shui practitioner.

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