eSpotlight-Summer Eats and Drinks

The Living's Easy

It is Summer, and that means you may want to look into some fresh new recipes for the whole family to enjoy. We have lots of great eBooks on recipes for your convenience. Go harvest some fresh veggies from your garden or visit one of the many farmers markets throughout California and get cooking (CDFA, 2017). Bonus: get savvy tips on smart shopping for veggies and fruits to save some green (USDA).

Summer Cooking EatingWell vegetables the essential referenceReal Food All YearCelebrateThe Classic Zucchini CookbookGrilling with VeggiesVegan TableSubstantial SaladsThe Blender GirlFun Dips You'll Love

Drink It All Up

"Put the lime in the coconut and...," well you know what to do. Here are some beverages to keep you cool while you have fun in the sun. Start reading up on ways to bring your summer to the next level and begin blending, mixing, shaking, stirring, and sipping!

Crazy Sexy JuiceThe Everything Cocktail Parties And Drinks BookSurprisingly Simple SmoothiesSavory CocktailsDrink Your Way to Gut HealthSkinny DivaEdible Cocktails101 Recipes for Making Wild WinesSkinny Cocktails by Ray Foley; Jaclyn FoleySlushed! by Jessie Cross


Mexcal has delicious Moles, yummy appetizers, and so much more.

hot weather makes you appreciate rock candy and other candy that doesnt melt

Great choices available! We will definitely be trying out some new recipes this summer.

As a teacher I try to stock my freezer during the summer so I can eat healthy all year--any suggestions for freezer cookbooks?

Hi Karen, There's a whole subject heading for "Make Ahead Cooking"! Just browsing it, I see some books that look good. There's: Make it ahead / by Ina Garten, Not your mother's make-ahead and freeze cookbook by Jessica Fisher, The pioneer woman cooks : dinnertime : comfort classics, freezer food, 16-minute meals, and other delicious ways to solve supper! by Ree Drummond ...and a lot more.

Thanks for the recipe suggestions! Definitely adding some of these to our usual rotation that gets boring very quickly.

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