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Ice Cream Sunday by Steven Depolo on Flickr; https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/4605024313/

Cherry Ice Cream Sundae by Steven Depolo on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/4605024313/

Did you know that according to a study by research group, Bundle, Massachusetts was the 4th largest consumer of ice cream in 2012?

The dog days of summer are upon us, so now is the perfect time to curate the habit for this beloved and delicious dessert. Especially considering that some ice creameries are only open for the season, here are some tasty places in the greater Boston area you can get your fix this summer:

  • Picco (South End):   House-made and perfect.  Including the “Adult” Ice Cream Soda (raspberry Belgian lambic + vanilla ice cream) and a stout milkshake!
  • Fomu (Jamaica Plain, Allston/Brighton): Vegan, made from scratch and local ingredients with flavors such as Avocado, Cardamom Pistachio, Mango Habanero and Sweet Lavender.
  • White Mountain Creamery (Boston College, Chestnut Hill): Vermont Maple Walnut, Peanut Butter Banana, Kahlua Brownie and it goes on. They even have sugar free ice cream if that’s your jam!
  • Toscanini’s (Cambridge): Some of the best in ice cream since 1981.  Too many amazing flavors to choose from, so check it out yourself already!
  • Churn2 (Cambridge): Do you like your liquid nitrogen-based ice cream served from a shipping container turned micro-food unit?  Then this is your place!
  • Christina’s Ice Cream (Cambridge):  Over 50 flavors, so there’s bound to be at least one that speaks to your soul. There’s also the adjoining spice store next door.
  • Batch (Ice Cream Truck):  Batch’s Ice Cream Truck operates only from April to October and can be found Sundays at SoWa Market, otherwise you can always pick up a pint of Brown Sugar Bourbon and Pecan at your local grocer.
  • J.P. Licks (all over Greater Boston):  While they are open all year round, the flavors in the summer get down right fresh.  We’re talking about flavors like Peach, Cucumber, and Mojito Sorbet.   Kosher and made in Jamaica Plain with dairy free options abound, including hemp ice cream.

Do you have any other favorites?  We would love to hear about them!

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Summer is the perfect time to pick up a book for fun at the Hirsh Library! We have some new books that we’ve just added to our collection from the New York Times’ Best Selling List for Science books. Here’s a list of a few new titles that we have out on the shelves:

Is there anything else you’re dying to read but we don’t have? If so, let us know by recommending a purchase.

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Join us at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library for another open workshop this Thursday, from noon-1pm, in Sackler 510. This session will be focusing on learning one of our many useful databases – Ovid. All Tufts community members are welcome to attend, and we allow snacks so you don’t have to go hungry!

Ovid Medline 101
Searching the medical literature more precisely can save you time and energy. Come spend 45 minutes exploring and searching Ovid’s MEDLINE database. In this hands-on class, we’ll focus on:

  • Formulating and performing a subject search
  • Applying basic filters
  • Accessing full text articles
  • Sending lists of results to yourself

This is a class designed for users new to Ovid – PubMed users welcome! Space is limited, so be sure to arrive promptly for a seat!

 

If you’re like me, you may not be much of a cook.  I tend to live on pasta and sandwiches.  However, there is one dish that my family has made over the years that even I can make.  It is zucchini pie (well it’s more like a quiche).  If you love cheese, feel free to pile it on.  I’ve also tried variations with eggplant!  Enjoy!   – Becky

ZUCCHINI PIE

1  8 oz. package of crescent rolls

2 or 3 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

3  T. margarine

1  clove of crushed garlic or 1 tsp. powder

salt and pepper

2 beaten eggs

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

parsley

Parmesan cheese

Separate rolls into triangles and place in 9″ pie plate.  Saute zucchini in margarine until soft – drain.  Mix eggs, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Pour over top of zucchini (in pie plate) and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.  Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

zucchini-pie

 

 

I am a big fan of Elise Bauer and her blog: SimplyRecipes.  They are easy, no fuss and good. I bring my lunch everyday so at least once a week I need to make something that has leftovers. This one looks like a bit of a pain, but it is easy and you can modify it to suit your needs. Don’t like beef? Use ground pork, turkey or tofu. Add what veggies you have in the fridge. Don’t want to make cornbread from scratch? Buy a box.  Top it all off with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. I feel warmer already.  – Amy, Research & Instruction Librarian

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/tamale_pie/

tamale-pie

 

 

An early release of 3pm has been declared and we will be closing the service desk by 4:30PM.  If you have any reserve books or equipment please return them to the library service desk by 4PM.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Does printing at the library sometimes get you down?  We understand your frustrations.  To show our support we’ve created a music video for you, “Used the Wrong Stapler”.

Enjoy!

Thanks to all who participated, especially our stars, Lee Replogle M’16 and Shiraz Ghanimian M’16. Also, congratulations to The Marians on their debut!

 

Used the Wrong Stapler – Music Video from Tufts HHSL on Vimeo.

 

The Hirsh Health Sciences Library would like to wish the Tufts community a safe and happy Halloween!  Remember that this evening we will be airing episodes of The Twilight Zone near the 4th floor library service desk.  We hope to see you there!

 

More Halloween Clip Art Illustrations at http://www.ClipartOf.com

 

 

There will be some construction within the 6th floor classroom the next three Saturdays from 6am-2pm.  There may be noise associated with the work that is being done so students will be advised to study in other areas if it becomes a disruption.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

Under construction

 

We’ll be posting a lot about open access this week (since it is International Open Access Week!!), but do you know how to find information about other aspects of sharing scholarly work?  For example…

How do I keep my rights as an author?
How can I use other people’s work in my teaching?
What are Tufts policies regarding the sharing of scholarly work?

Check out the Scholarly Communication at Tufts website for some great resources about fair use, copyright, and more!

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