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No Cookie Left Behind… December Bibliobites Meeting

Bibliobites Notes 12/5/14 – 14 people attended!

There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air as Bibliobites book group members set their plates and plastic tubs of cookies on the table near the fireplace. What kinds of cookies did folks make? What would become a new holiday favorite? More importantly, when could we […]

Let Them Eat….Pie!

Pie turned out to be a topic that generated a lot of interest— and a great deal of pie-baking! Ken Haedrich’s book is an exhaustive compendium of all things pie. His explicit and extensive instructions help to allay pie crust fears, and he provides tasty filling recipes for every conceivable category of pie, whether […]

recipe for Lemon Sponge Pie

Lemon Sponge Pie

1/4 cup melted butter 1 cup sugar 3 T. flour 3 slightly beaten egg yolks 3 T. lemon juice 1 1/2 cups milk 3 stiffly beaten egg whites 1 pie crust deep pie dish, if you have one.

Blend butter with sugar and flour. Add egg yolks, lemon juice, and milk. Fold […]

Road Trip! – Where are the culinary hotspots in New England?

If you like to cook (and eat!) there isn’t much that’s more fun than visiting a food-related business. Many companies have become destinations in and of themselves, where you can tour the production area, sample what’s being made, and buy items to take home. Smaller producers, in particular, tend to have limited distribution; so the […]

Decaffeinated Coffee Beans

At our last Bibliobites meeting someone mentioned buying decaffeinated coffee beans.

How do they decafinate the whole bean? How does this effect the flavor of the coffee?

Ground Cherries

At the Chelmsford Farmers Market on Thursday I bought ground cherries aka husk cherries. They have a papery husk like a tomatillo.

They were sweet to eat raw. Are there ways to use them in cooking? What kind of a fruit/vegetable is it?

How do I add other book recommendations for August

Hi, Not a story but a question on how to provide a comment for August on other books on Vegetables.

I wanted to recommend two cookbooks from the owner of Earthbound Farm Organic. The book titles both by Myra Goodman are “Food to Live By” and “The Earth-Bound Cook”. She and her husband own Earthbound […]

Time of Meeting on May 30

Barbara just sent out an email about the next meeting and noted the time for Friday May 30th at 10am. all other meetings on Fridays have been at 11am; is this a change or just was the wrong time noted?

Question about kids in the kitchen

QUESTION: What are some suggestions for kids who like to cook?

My son 11 soon to be 12 is an excellent cook! Very adventurous you might say. Fearless about eating or cooking new things. He is frustrated with the lack of healthy cooking sites geared towards kids like him. Any suggestions […]

Question about Pre-fermenting bread

QUESTION: I am confused about the difference between a biga, a poolish and a pate fermentee – how are they used in baking bread and are they easy for the home cook to try?

ANSWER by Debbie: This was a very interesting question to research. Thank you for asking. A wide array of methods to […]