Do you have young children? Were they in tow during your foray into Kirkwood's eateries and need a manners refresher? The brand spankin' new picture book Tumford's Rude Noises by Nancy Tillman will help reinforce restaurant etiquette.
With so many formidable restaurants in the Kirkwood area it is hard to decide where to eat out. A good problem to have!
Make sure to check with your favorite restaurants to see what they have on tap this week. A list of participating restaurants and stores can be found at the fabulous online resource Kirkwood Patch.
The staff here at the library loves exchanging recipes so I asked One 19 North restaurant’s main chef, Chris Delgado, to share one of his favorite tapas recipes and he was kind enough to email me the following:
2 cucumber peeled (diced)
2 tomatoes seeded (diced)
2 roasted red peppers seeded (diced)
1/2 red onion (diced)
1/2 cup kalmata olives (minced)
1 Clove garlic minced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
After dicing all ingredients salt all veggies with 2 tbl. Let veggies sweat for twenty min. After place veggies in colander and drain. Put back in mixing bowl and toss with red wine vin and olive oil. Serve with toasted pita chips and crumbled feta cheese. This is a great chips and dip idea. Great heart healthy snack.
Not only is this yummy tapas heart healthy as in health, but it is also heart healthy as in love. It is terrific.
Speaking of Downtown Kirkwood, during the month of October the library is hosting a downtown business book tour.
We have lots of wonderful Kirkwood businesses participating. Everyone is a winner with a wonderful reading list after taking the tour, and one big winner takes home a $50 downtown Kirkwood gift certificate. You can download the guide here or come in and pick up one at the library.
Whatever you do, don't go hungry. Kirkwood Public Library is here to quench your appetite for knowledge!