Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall! Today is the first day of Autum and it is all down hill from here.

Well not really. It just means winter is on its way. So let's not think about shoveling snow but instead let's think about Thanksgiving and harvest time.

At both Library Branches, we  have displays on how to can and preserve.  What  a great way to have vegetables and fruits all winter long. I said the " w"  word again. In the Niagara Region we are fortunate to have fresh fruit and vegetables being the banana belt and all.  For more information on the banana belt click on the following link.  http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/04-045.htm

So take advantage of those Farmer road side fruit and vegetable stands.  Then come to the library and take out a preserving book and start your own root cellar.

Here is a list of just some of our preserving books that we have at the Lincoln Public Library.

  • Preserving fruits & vegetables  by Carol Costenbader                                                           
  • The complete book of year-round small-batch preserving : over 300 delicious recipes by Ellie Topp                                                                    
  • Better homes and gardens you can can special edition : [a guide to canning, preserving, and pickling].
  • The joy of keeping a root cellar: canning, freezing, drying, smoking and preserving the harvest by Jennifer Megyesi      

Since we are on the topic of Niagara Region fruits and vegetables. I though that I would let you know that at the Fleming Library we will be having a special guest for Ontario Public Library week, Tiffany Mayer.

Tiffany Mayer is an award-winning journalist with a passion for agriculture journalism. She has written about farming and food for a range of publications, including the St. Catharines Standard, Edible Toronto, the Western Producer and the Toronto Star.
She writes a blog, Eating Niagara http://eatingniagara.com .
She also  leads the Garden of Eating–Niagara, a non-profit she founded that harvests fruit for social agencies in Niagara. Tiffany lives in St. Catharines with her husband and daughter, and their three felines.

Tiffany will  be speaking about her new book, Niagara Food, which will be for sale during her presentation. Also, local refreshments will be served.  Be sure not to miss out on this fabulous author talk on Wednesday October 22 @ 7pm.

Happy Canning!






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