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Fight the Winter Chill with Hot Beverage Recipes

Cold weather has arrived in the Carolinas. With recipes from hot chocolate to spiced tea, Richland Library has beverage ideas that will keep you warm all winter long. Do you have a favorite wintertime drink? Please share with us in the comments field below. To find recipes or learn about the history behind your favorite hot beverage, check out some of the books and resources listed below.


Amazon Says: Make your own cider! Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols take you step-by-step through the cidermaking process, covering everything from the various types of apple presses to how to more...
Amazon Says: Make your own cider! Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols take you step-by-step through the cidermaking process, covering everything from the various types of apple presses to how to filter, fine, rack, and store your cider. They also provide recipes for making six types of cider---still, sparkling, champagne, barrel, French, and flavored---and advise you on which apples to use to achieve particular flavor qualities. There is even a chapter on making cider vinegars and brandy and using cider in your cooking. Finally, Proulx and Nichols show you how to grow and maintain your own home apple orchard and build your own cidermaking equipment. less...
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Coffee by Claudia Roden
Amazon Says: With this volume, Glenfiddich award-winning cookery writer Claudia Roden explores the history of the coffee bean. Her book also offers guidance on choosing and preparing coffe more...
Amazon Says: With this volume, Glenfiddich award-winning cookery writer Claudia Roden explores the history of the coffee bean. Her book also offers guidance on choosing and preparing coffee, and gives a selection of desserts to complement coffee.' less...
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Amazon Says: Hot chocolate is not just a children’s drink anymore: In recent years it has become a connoisseur’s beverage served in trendy coffeehouses and appearing on upscale restaur more...
Amazon Says: Hot chocolate is not just a children’s drink anymore: In recent years it has become a connoisseur’s beverage served in trendy coffeehouses and appearing on upscale restaurant dessert menus. What many people think of as hot chocolate, however, is really hot cocoa—a little chocolate flavor with a lot of hot milk. In Hot Chocolate, Fred Thompson offers 50 recipes for serious hot chocolate, made with high-quality milk, dark, or white chocolate; whole milk, skim milk, cream, water, or milk alternatives; and a variety of flavorings, such as peppermint, orange, cinnamon, coffee, liqueurs, peanut butter, and raspberry—even chai tea! The book provides a fascinating history of hot chocolate and lots of useful tips on how to make fabulous hot chocolate, which kinds of chocolate to use, and how to garnish the drinks, plus bonus recipes for homemade marshmallows and perfect whipped cream. There is also a chapter on preparing high-quality homemade hot chocolate mixes that can be given as gifts. With stylish full-color photos showcasing sumptuous variety, the IACP award-nominated Hot Chocolate is a great gift for anyone who loves chocolate. less...
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Joe: The Coffee Book by Jonathan Rubinstein
Amazon Says: This fresh new release is a beautiful, hip guide to the world of coffee brought to you by New York City’s popular connoisseur coffee chain, Joe. Written from the point of vi more...
Amazon Says: This fresh new release is a beautiful, hip guide to the world of coffee brought to you by New York City’s popular connoisseur coffee chain, Joe. Written from the point of view of owners (and siblings) Jonathan and Gabrielle Rubinstein, the reader is welcomed into the tight-knit international specialty coffee community of committed growers, buyers, roasters, entrepreneurs, baristas, and drinkers. Their mission: to source, purchase, roast, serve, and drink the world’s finest coffees.  less...
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Simple Pleasures Of Tea by Susannah Seton
Amazon Says: Simple Pleasures of Tea offers wonderful ways to enjoy a range of teas--both herbal and black--along with easy recipes for delicious baked treats such as almond cookies, pumpk more...
Amazon Says: Simple Pleasures of Tea offers wonderful ways to enjoy a range of teas--both herbal and black--along with easy recipes for delicious baked treats such as almond cookies, pumpkin bread, scones, and red velvet cake to accompany your teatime. With stories, quotations, recipes, and suggestions, this book will help even the busiest of us find repose and relief in a steaming cup of tea. Learn how to make tea naturally brewed by the sun, mull a cinnamon and nutmeg cider to coax yourself through the autumn months, discover herbal infusions for your health, create a morning ritual with tea to give all your days the peaceful beginnings they deserve. Drink, eat, and pamper yourself to your heart's content. And discover other creative uses for tea--giving your plants a cup of tea for nourishment, for example, or treating yourself to a steaming tea facial. less...
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Amazon Says: As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, a nice hot drink is the next best thing to hibernating under the covers till spring. Here are 50 drink recipes with or sans more...
Amazon Says: As the days get shorter and the nights grow colder, a nice hot drink is the next best thing to hibernating under the covers till spring. Here are 50 drink recipes with or sans alcohol that offer a great alternative to the usual holiday libations and are destined to spice up any gathering. Caramel Apple Sips come complete with a gooey, caramely-covered stir stick. Or instead of dessert guests can sip into something a little more comfortable Pumpkin Potion No. 9 topped with ginger whipped cream. Sugarplum Punch packs a good-to-the-last-drop wallop while a calming Chai Spiced Tea provides the perfect complement to a book and an overstuffed chair. With equipment and ingredient tips and super ideas for fabulous garnishes, when the weather outside is frightful, the sensational sippables in Some Like It Hot are oh-so-delightful. less...
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Amazon Says: Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour more...
Amazon Says: Whether it's a delicate green tea or a bracing Assam black, a cup of tea is a complex brew of art and industry, tradition and revolution, East and West. In this sweeping tour through the world of tea, veteran tea traders Mary Lou Heiss and Robert J. Heiss chronicle tea's influence across the globe and provide a complete reference for choosing, drinking, and enjoying this beverage.THE STORY OF TEA begins with a journey along the tea trail, from the lush forests of China, where tea cultivation first flourished, to the Buddhist temples of Japan, to the vast tea gardens of India, and beyond. Offering an insider'­s view of all aspects of tea trade, the Heisses examine Camellia sinensis, the tea bush, and show how subtle differences in territory and production contribute to the diversity of color, flavor, and quality in brewed tea. They profile more than thirty essential tea varietals, provide an in depth guide to tasting and brewing, and survey the customs and crafts associated with tea. Sharing the latest research, they discuss tea's health benefits and developments in organic production and fair trade practices. Finally, they present ten sweet and savory recipes, including Savory Chinese Marbled Eggs and Green Tea Pot de Creme, and resources for purchasing fine tea. Vividly illustrated throughout, THE STORY OF TEA is an engrossing tribute to the illustrious, invigorating, and elusive leaf that has sustained and inspired people for more than two thousand years. less...
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