Picking Parsley, Packing Picnics, and Parting with Pesto

Your tomatoes are ripening - you're harvesting your parsley - you just picked up some fresh rhubarb from the farmer's market. Now what are you going to make with all your delicious goodies? We've got some great cooking programs coming up that will give you lots of new ideas!

Make sure you have a good plan for all your fresh food so that nothing goes to waste. Join us at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch as Jennie Sanford shows us meal planning tips and tricks that will revolutionize the way you prepare meals for your family! You'll have a better understanding of the different ways to make a meal plan, how to make your meal planning successful, and cooking strategies and shortcuts to help you spend less time in the kitchen. With these clever ideas, you'll come away ready to make fabulous healthy meals for your family. Please register: 720-865-0120 or fclmybranch@denverlibrary.org. Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch.

Stop by Ross-University Hills Branch to get some new picnic food ideas. Are your hikes more adventurous than your snacks? Are you sick of the same old sandwiches and chips? Learn how to liven up your Colorado explorations with these tasty dishes that everyone will love! Recipes and samples included. Saturday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch.

Everything at the farmer's market looks so delicious, but there's only so much pesto and rhubarb pie your family can handle. Get some new ideas from Monica Kadillak as she demonstrates wonderful dishes to make with your fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs. Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sam Gary Branch.

Written by Emily Funk on July 3, 2013

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