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Welcome to June—month of “perfect” summer weather, graduations
and weddings, food fests and flowers and Father’s Day cookouts.
And of course June is known as “Dairy Month,” especially here
in the Dairy State.
Our June book special focuses on dairy products—cheese if you please!
Cheese is a favorite snack food and protein source for most folks. Whether
you eat cheese daily or as an occasional treat, chances are good that
you’ve found yourself standing in front of the cheese case wondering
what a particular cheese might be like. What is the difference between
Pecorino and Parmigiano or Brie and Brick? Is “cheese food”
really cheese? Why? Here at the Co-op, you can almost always have your
questions answered by one of our friendly and knowledgeable cheese department
staffers—but what happens if they aren’t available, or if
you are shopping elsewhere or traveling? Cheese Primer by Steve Jenkins
to the rescue! This book takes you ‘round the world sampling cheese,
discussing origins, characteristics, flavors, fat content-you name it
and Jenkins will answer your questions. The book discusses cheeses from
across Europe, Scandinavia and the United States, gives suggestions for
serving, and is full of trivia and quick recipe ideas. It would make a
fun gift for a dairy-lovin’ dad. Cheese Primer is on sale at 15%
off in June.
The Smoothies Bible
Smoothies can really simplify food preparations during the heat of summer
or anytime. They can be a fast, light breakfast or a mid-afternoon thirst
quencher or anything else you’d like! And what a great way to get
more fruits and veggies into your kids! The Smoothies Bible by Pat Crocker
is packed with recipes using almost any fruit, vegetable or herb you can
think of. Each food profile includes any special prep that might be necessary.
There are dairy based smoothies, juice-based, and frozen or hot smoothies.
Crocker recommends combinations for particular health concerns and discusses
additives such as sweeteners, nuts, protein supplements and more. There’s
sure to be something here for every taste, season and reason. Cheers!
The housewares department is now carrying a larger selection of Bodum
coffee and tea presses. You’ll find assorted sizes and styles from
large eight-cup presses to travel mug presses for those really rushed
days! We also carry tools to make your grilling fun and efficient—grill
woks and toppers, bamboo and metal skewers, tongs and turners. Find ‘em
all at the back of the store near the meat case. Happy Summer!