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The Coolest Recipes to Beat the Summer Heat

Submitted by Edmonton Public Library

Written by Caroline Land

Weather forecasters are predicting a hot summer in Edmonton. Looking for ways to beat the heat? Check out EPL's collection of cookbooks for desserts that can help keep you cool all summer long. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! These are perennial favourites and go down easy on hot summer days:

Icebox Desserts Go beyond ice cream with these ideas for cool parfaits, mousses, puddings, and more. I bet your grandparents' iceboxes never looked like this!


People's Pops Think that popsicles are just for kids? Think again! Check out some of New York City's hottest pops in this book from Brooklyn's People's Pops.


Pops! Do you like your pops chocolatey? Maybe fruit-flavoured pops are more your thing. Pops! promises icy treats for everyone, no matter what your taste preferences are.


Paletas Add a Mexican twist to your popsicles and treats with this book of recipes for paletas and other icy delights.


The Vegan Scoop Looking for a vegan alternative to ice cream? Try The Vegan Scoop for some ideas!


After you've eaten your ice cream and you need a break from the sun, drop by any of our air conditioned locations to check out even more books and cool off for even for longer!

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Easy Peasy Lunches

August 20th, 2016

Submitted by Italian Centre Shop

Pack them off to camp with picnic-style lunches you can put together in seconds!

Include protein from their favourite deli cheese and meats. Places like the Italian Centre have an enormous selection. Kids love mild and creamy cheeses like Polish Rycki, Danish Havarti or Marble Cheddar. Meat favourites like lean pork belly pancetta, flower shaped German Salami and garlic roasted chicken breast slices are also a big hit.

Add fruits and veggies for colour and goodness; mini peppers are super sweet while raw broccolini is super healthy and great to crunch.

Top off with something unusual to always keep them curious - like round Tarallini crackers made with olive oil.

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