Virtual TGFS 2020 Recipe and Book Sharing

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Thank you to our 96 registrants for making Virtual TGFS fun! Staff Assembly enjoyed being able to connect with so many of you across our four events. It was a reminder how amazing our the UC Davis community is. You shared recipes and book suggestions, showed of the results of impressive DIY projects, and learned about how to tend to our gardens.

Below is information shared at our virtual events, including recommended recipes and books.

Cooking and Baking Event

Recipe Links

Recommended Cookbooks

UC Davis Resources


Puzzles and Books Event

Online Puzzle Resources

Book Recommendations

  • Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  • We are Legion by Dennis E. Taylor
  • Essential Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy
  • Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • If You Tell by Gregg Olsen
  • Embassy Town by China Mieville
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Radium Girls by Kate Moore
  • Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin
  • Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  • Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  • Bosch series by Michael Connelly
  • Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (previous Campus Book Project Book)
  • The Witcher series by Anrzej Sapkowski and Przemyslaw Truscinski

Children’s Book Recommendations

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  • Usborne Books and More-

Book and E-Reader Tips

UC Davis Resources

Gardening featuring Marlene the Plant Lady

Marlene Simon is a UC Davis staff member and local celebrity. Lovingly known as “The Plant Lady,” Marlene is a regular guest on Good Day Sacramento, writer for The Sacramento Bee, lecturer, podcaster (check out Flower Power Garden Hour!) and horticulturalist at the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory. She has been gardening since the age of six and educates experienced and new gardeners alike in all things green.

Podcast: “Flower Power Garden Hour” on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play