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Too Much!

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

Remember last year—you know when you struggled to find room in your fridge for all the Thanksgiving leftovers? I do. In fact, I distinctly remember my cousin and I lamenting that we had nearly twice as much food as we needed for our Thanksgiving dinner. Now, I like leftovers, especially turkey sandwiches—but twice what was eaten? Nobody wants that! Food waste is a problem i...

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FALL is for…foraging?

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  We often think of springtime when we hear the word, foraging. But actually, fall is a great time to eat nature's bounty! Look around—fall is the harvest season. Trees bear fruit, grains yield seeds, and plants produce starchy tubers. Nature is providing food for the winter, not only to plants and animals but also to us---if we train our eyes. What is "out there"? Here are some...

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Pumpkins!

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

What is a sure sign of fall? You might think: leaves, bonfires, football? No! It's pumpkin spice! The flavoring is everywhere: cereals, cookies, tea, syrup and even cheese and dog treats! Just what is this mixture that America has fallen in love with? A combination of common spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. Sometimes it does not even include pumpkin! Now, I like pu...

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recipes for meals in the field

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

CINNAMON APPLES 1 tablespoon butter 4 apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup maple syrup Melt butter in large skillet. Add apples and cinnamon. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in syrup and heat through before serving. NUTRITION FACTS...

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Meals in the Field

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

Combines are beginning to roll and that means long hours and irregular mealtimes for farm families. For generations farm women have packed food into their cars and loaded up the children to share a meal with those working in the field. We must remember that just as we need to fuel and tune up the equipment, the same thing is true for our bodies. We want to make sure we are giving our bodies wha...

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Bring Summer Back this Winter!

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

  The days are beginning to shorten, I can hear the locusts calling –fall is in the air. Our gardens know it too. The plants are offering their last fruits before they succumb to frost. Will we be ants or grasshoppers? How will we prepare for the winter? Perhaps you have thought of preserving your harvest. You walked through the exhibit hall at your county fair and thought the canned go...

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Baking Cookies for Exhibit

Posted by Mary Liz Wright -

  Here are some tips: Read the recipe Assemble the ingredients Measure flour correctly—see the video: https://youtu.be/JFkwbuzthLU Stir dry ingredients together, no need to sift Butter and eggs should be room temperature, set them out 30-60 minutes prior to baking Use half butter...

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