Recipes needed for ‘Friends’ cookbook


For those skilled with the skillet, brilliant with baking, or have a frying forte, the “Friends of the Library” still are looking for people to drop off their favourite recipes at the Fort Frances Public Library.
“It’s a little fundraiser, and it’s a way that the ‘Friends of the Library’ have decided to collect their favourite recipes and put them together,” explained head librarian Margaret Sedgwick, adding the library’s annual bake sale each February is what prompted the idea for the cookbook.
“We have one of the best bake sales in town,” she laughed. “And we thought, well, if people not only brought in their best goodies, but also brought the recipes for their best goodies . . . we thought, ‘Okay, maybe we could put together the cookbook.’”
Some of the recipes submitted so far? How about spicy black bean soup, “world famous” eggnog, maple cranberry sweet potatoes, tortellini, pumpkin fudge, baked potato and leek soup, white chocolate cheesecake, Mars bar triple chocolate bundt cake, pork loin with pears, and lots of cookies and more soups.
“There’s a really wide variety of recipes,” said Sedgwick.
But there’s still plenty room for more delicious dishes.
Recipes can be dropped off at the library up until mid-February. Afterwards, they will be typed up and self-published into a cookbook, noted Sedgwick.
The cookbooks then will go on sale, although the price hasn’t been determined yet.