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Darien Library Cooks
All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Erin.

It’s finally roasting season! This is the absolute best time of year for lazy cooks who love root vegetables. So what have I been doing with all the potatoes in our farm share? Roasting! Just cut them into 1” cubes, toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and some rosemary. Pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about half an hour. Stir them every once in a while to keep them from sticking.
I used them as a side dish to Smitten Kitchen’s crunchy baked pork chops. My house smelled so, so good.

Darien Library Cooks

All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Erin.

It’s finally roasting season! This is the absolute best time of year for lazy cooks who love root vegetables. So what have I been doing with all the potatoes in our farm share? Roasting! Just cut them into 1” cubes, toss them with olive oil, salt, pepper, and some rosemary. Pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about half an hour. Stir them every once in a while to keep them from sticking.

I used them as a side dish to Smitten Kitchen’s crunchy baked pork chops. My house smelled so, so good.

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There’s a certain exhilaration that comes with knowing you have one of the world’s largest collection of pop music recordings at your finger tips. It might leave one feeling Fancy Free, in fact.

librarysleevefacing:

There’s a certain exhilaration that comes with knowing you have one of the world’s largest collection of pop music recordings at your finger tips. It might leave one feeling Fancy Free, in fact.

Darien Library Cooks
All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Mallory.

Tomatillo Soup! The things you need: 
1lb tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
3 cloves garlic
2 medium yellow onions
2 ears of corn
1 jalapeno
1 can diced tomatoes
1 package veg or chicken stock
1 lime
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
For toppings: 
Cheddar cheese
Greek yogurt
Cilantro
Avocado
Saute your onions, garlic, and jalapeno in a glug of olive oil for a few minutes, until nice and tender. Throw in some salt and pepper. While sauté is happening, slide those kernels of corn off the ears ever so gently w/ a sharp knife. Add corn and tomatillos. Stir so everything is nice and mixed. Add juice of one lime and sauté for a few more minutes. Lastly, add in the can of chopped tomatoes and container of stock. Simmer for about an hour (or 45 minutes if you’re me and couldn’t wait). Check seasonings and then scoop into bowls w/ toppings of your choice. Consume. Makes enough for four (unless you’re me and man-friend where we actually devoured the entire pot). YUM.

Darien Library Cooks

All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Mallory.

Tomatillo Soup! The things you need:

1lb tomatillos, husks removed and quartered

3 cloves garlic

2 medium yellow onions

2 ears of corn

1 jalapeno

1 can diced tomatoes

1 package veg or chicken stock

1 lime

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

For toppings:

Cheddar cheese

Greek yogurt

Cilantro

Avocado

Saute your onions, garlic, and jalapeno in a glug of olive oil for a few minutes, until nice and tender. Throw in some salt and pepper. While sauté is happening, slide those kernels of corn off the ears ever so gently w/ a sharp knife. Add corn and tomatillos. Stir so everything is nice and mixed. Add juice of one lime and sauté for a few more minutes. Lastly, add in the can of chopped tomatoes and container of stock. Simmer for about an hour (or 45 minutes if you’re me and couldn’t wait). Check seasonings and then scoop into bowls w/ toppings of your choice. Consume. Makes enough for four (unless you’re me and man-friend where we actually devoured the entire pot). YUM.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Abby has turned to a favorite series this week with The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron. “A while ago I wrote about a mystery series by Paul Doiron featuring Maine State Game Warden Mike Bowditch. I’m happy to report that Doiron’s latest, The Bone Orchard, is a highly enjoyable read which highlights his obvious love of the outdoors. I never like to reveal too much about a mystery, but I will say in book 4 of the series Mike must step outside his zone of comfort to come to the aid of his friend and mentor. I find Doiron’s writing has an effective and unique rhythm. He has a beautiful way of setting a scene and getting to the heart of his characters.”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Abby has turned to a favorite series this week with The Bone Orchard by Paul Doiron. “A while ago I wrote about a mystery series by Paul Doiron featuring Maine State Game Warden Mike Bowditch. I’m happy to report that Doiron’s latest, The Bone Orchard, is a highly enjoyable read which highlights his obvious love of the outdoors. I never like to reveal too much about a mystery, but I will say in book 4 of the series Mike must step outside his zone of comfort to come to the aid of his friend and mentor. I find Doiron’s writing has an effective and unique rhythm. He has a beautiful way of setting a scene and getting to the heart of his characters.”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!


“The whole community of Darien over the last 14 years has been so supportive,” she said. “My husband, friends and neighbors have been so supportive. And the librarians at the Darien Library are saints. They scoured the country and the state for books I needed for my research.”

(via Raise a glass to Darien author’s debut novel | Darien Times)
YOU ALL HAVE TO BUY/BORROW AND READ THE VINTNER’S DAUGHTER BY KRISTEN HARNISCH NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT BOOK BUT BECAUSE SHE CALLS OUT HER LOCAL LIBRARIANS AS SAINTS IN THE PAPER.
Whew….sorry. Got kinda carried away there. Anyway, we love you Kristen!

“The whole community of Darien over the last 14 years has been so supportive,” she said. “My husband, friends and neighbors have been so supportive. And the librarians at the Darien Library are saints. They scoured the country and the state for books I needed for my research.”

(via Raise a glass to Darien author’s debut novel | Darien Times)

YOU ALL HAVE TO BUY/BORROW AND READ THE VINTNER’S DAUGHTER BY KRISTEN HARNISCH NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT BOOK BUT BECAUSE SHE CALLS OUT HER LOCAL LIBRARIANS AS SAINTS IN THE PAPER.

Whew….sorry. Got kinda carried away there. Anyway, we love you Kristen!

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YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ
Miss Lisa of the Children’s Library is back with this offering: “I want to recommend The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Written by a thirteen-year-old Japanese boy with autism, the book is a series of questions with answers such as ‘Why do you ask the same questions over and over?’ and ‘Why do you like being in the water?’ Higashida has a huge heart and on every page asks for compassion and understanding for people with autism, while revealing the world he lives in with detail, clarity, and charm. If you want to learn more about autism, this is a gem. Hearing the voice and thoughts of someone with autism, instead of what others have to say about it, is extremely valuable.”
You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ

Miss Lisa of the Children’s Library is back with this offering: “I want to recommend The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Written by a thirteen-year-old Japanese boy with autism, the book is a series of questions with answers such as ‘Why do you ask the same questions over and over?’ and ‘Why do you like being in the water?’ Higashida has a huge heart and on every page asks for compassion and understanding for people with autism, while revealing the world he lives in with detail, clarity, and charm. If you want to learn more about autism, this is a gem. Hearing the voice and thoughts of someone with autism, instead of what others have to say about it, is extremely valuable.”

You Are What You Read is our “Staff Recommends” GONE WILD and features recommendations from Darien Library staff members. And you don’t have to live in Darien to receive an email with our top picks!

Appy Hour: Taco Text
Price: Free
This app does one thing. It sends a taco via text message.
We’re really starting to jump the shark with these appy hours, aren’t we?
More information can be found here.
Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Appy Hour: Taco Text

Price: Free

This app does one thing. It sends a taco via text message.

We’re really starting to jump the shark with these appy hours, aren’t we?

More information can be found here.

Every Thursday afternoon, we feature an app handpicked by our staff.

Darien Library Cooks
All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Jen.

Pasta with Tomato, Spinach, Basil and Brie
The great thing about this recipe aside from the fact that it is delicious, is that I can see someone making it early in the morning, parking it covered on the counter and coming home only having to cook the pasta and finish the dish. And this time of year we could all use something that is that kind of easy. We just had it with a baguette but if you have those needing more a salad would be welcome.

Darien Library Cooks

All season long, we’ll be featuring recipes and stories submitted by our CSA members. For this installment, we have Jen.

Pasta with Tomato, Spinach, Basil and Brie

The great thing about this recipe aside from the fact that it is delicious, is that I can see someone making it early in the morning, parking it covered on the counter and coming home only having to cook the pasta and finish the dish. And this time of year we could all use something that is that kind of easy. We just had it with a baguette but if you have those needing more a salad would be welcome.