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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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Mozzarella In Carrozza

August 19th, 2016

Submitted by Italian Centre Shop

Which child doesn’t love melted cheese? Melted mozzarella in Carrozza, means cheese in a ‘carriage’ in this case, made of white bread. Ready in minutes, it’s the Italian version of a cross between eggy bread and cheese on toast.

  • Simply cut a half inch thick slice of Buffalo Mozzarella and put it in between two slices of white bread. (This can be old but not off - a good way of using it up).
  • Use a large cup or small bowl to cut the bread into a circle, tightly closing the edges of the ‘carriage’.
  • Dip the bread into whisked egg and dredge with breadcrumbs.
  • Fry in at least half an inch of oil (sunflower or canola) in a frying pan until the mozzarella melts.

Not only quick, it’s versatile and works just as well for breakfast or dinner. You can mix it up by adding basil, pesto or other favourite herbs. For a dessert version add some apricot jam, honey or favourite spread. You also get to give the kids a lesson in Italian.  

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