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The Nutrition Nosh

Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, shares Nutrition and Wellness information and recipes to make life healthier!
Seasonal Food Safety
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Summertime Food Safety Tips!

According to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster. As we kick off summer, enjoy your picnic or barbecue without any uninvited guests! Follow these guidelines for food safety for your next event. Preparing: Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running tap water before packing them in the c...

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Why test your pressure canner gauge each year?

It's food preservation season!  With all the work it takes to preserve garden foods, make sure you are off to successful canning season; get your pressure canner gauge tested. Reason for testing ; pressure canning is for low-acid foods. Low-acid foods include red meats, fish, poultry, and all vegetables, except for most tomatoes. Low-acid foods can suppo...

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Eggs are front and center this week!

Enjoy eggs this week! Eggs are so versatile; eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you are wondering what to make for dinner this week, University of Illinois Extension suggests something made with eggs. Turn your typical morning recipes into delicious, quick and easy dinners. Try an omelet with a twist; add feta cheese, spinach, and tomato slices. How about a delicious q...

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Summertime Food Safety

You don't want to invite this guest to your next BBQ – Bacteria. Bacteria love hot weather and summertime parties! Follow these grilling and food safety rules to ensure you stay food-safe this season. Here are some grilling and BBQ food safety tips! For grilling: Begin with a clean grill, clean grates with a scraper or wire brush...

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