Recently, I was hunting at the library for my next book to read when I came across Elizabeth Kelly’s ‘The Miracle on Monhegan Island’. Typically I stick with mysteries, but the fun, summery cover caught my eye, and I love all things Monhegan, so I thought I’d give it a try.
As you are packing for your vacation, or heading out to camp, don’t forget to take a stack of books with you! Summer is a great time to relax with a good book. Following are some great summer reads you may want to take with you!
Green grass, blooming buds, and sunny skies all make us want to get outside and savor every minute. In the Archives, the budding season makes us look at old treasures with new eyes. This week, a 1928 cookbook compiled by Christ Church Parish Helpers made me wonder what tasty treats might make a perfect step-back-in-time picnic.
Here’s a selection of some of the most seasonally appropriate offerings for an outing. See if anything strikes your fancy and let us know how they turn out (we’d be happy to taste test samples!) And while we’re on the subject, what are some of your own long-standing family favorites? Share some with us on Facebook — and have a very Happy Picnic Season!
|This is the most marked-up recipe in the book – it must be good!|
March is a month of many things, one of which is Women’s History Month. With it being an election year, it’s a great time to delve more into the area. Gardiner Public Library has some great selections in women’s history. Following are some interesting examples you may want to check out:
This time of year we hear a lot about resolutions. We mean well when we resolve to do better, but often it’s not long before we abandon our plans. This is usually because we set our expectations too high; as a result, we are hard on ourselves for not following through…
The author describes his journey without money, bartering his way from an apple to a house in Hawaii.
I recently overheard someone say, “It’s that time of year when you want to curl up with a good book, a cup of tea, and an afghan”. I couldn’t agree more.
Summer time is salad time . . . . and nothing beats the comfort foods of Maine like those featured in the cookbooks of Marjorie Standish. Cooking Down East was published in 1969; Keep Cooking – The Maine Way was published in 1973. Both books are available at the Gardiner Public Library. Try the recipe that follows for macaroni salad or check out one of the titles to look for other down home comfort foods from Maine.