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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 Pasta

August 18th, 2016

Submitted by Italian Centre Shop

Ingredients: -

500 g De Cecco Farfalle Pasta

Half a tin (830 g) Pomodorina Neapolitan Tomato Sauce

Grated cheese of your choice. Parmigiano (Parmesan) is delicious.

Heart shaped cookie cut cheese for an extra bit of love.

We didn’t believe a pasta sauce in a tin could taste this good, but the Pomodorina brand imported from Italy really does taste like homemade. Packed full of tomatoes and veggies and herbs. And at $5.98 for an 830g bucket of yumminess it’s a great value meal for the whole family.

Directions: -

  • Bring the water to boil with salt.
  • Add pasta, stir occasionally until cooked. (About 14 minutes)
  • Heat Pomodirina Tomato Sauce in a small pot, do not boil. Pour over pasta when cooked.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese. And add a cheese love heart for an extra bit of protein. You can get the kids to cut these out while the pasta is cooking.

Buon appetito!

Tags: food, kids

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