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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!

For the full article and more information about EPL, please visit: https://www.epl.ca/blogs/post/the-coolest-recipes-to-beat-the-summer-heat/

Porchetta

August 24th, 2016

Submitted by The Italian Centre Shop

Porchetta is a classic Italian dish made from pork belly. If your kids love bacon, they will adore this. Crispy on the outside, juicy meat, inside. The Italian Centre Shop's porchetta comes pre-stuffed with top quality sausage meat–the whole roast is made from Alberta-raised pork,  free of antibiotics, hormones, lactose, sugar, and fillers. Clean, delicious meat you’ll be proud to serve the family.

Cooking Method. Simple. Place roast on a baking tray in a pre-heated oven at 350 °F.  Cook for one hour, rest for 10 minutes and serve.

Serve with a side of potato salad, steamed rapini and an Italian salsa verde of parsley, olive oil, and anchovies. Or, a simple salad of grape tomatoes and arugula.

Another easy option is to cut up root vegetables in small cubes and cook alongside the pork. Keep the pieces small, no more than half an inch thick, so they cook in the hour it takes to finish this simple dish to perfection in the oven.

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