In this Issue:
  • Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!
  • What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?
  • Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate
  • 8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day
  • Simplify Your Life
  • Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!
  • Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!
  • Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours
  • April-June 2017

    Harvesting Your Garden: What To Do With All Those Radishes!

    Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow in North Florida, and in the Spring, there is an abundance of radishes in our gardens. So, what do you do with all those radishes?

    Radishes are a fast growing vegetable that can grow from a seed to a plant in less than 30 days. Radishes are …

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    What in the World is a Watermelon Radish?

    The watermelon radish is a member of the mustard family, which includes arugula, broccoli, and turnips. It has an edible round white root with a green stem and leaves.  The inside flesh is rimmed in white with a dark pink circular pattern, resembling a watermelon, and is crisp and sweet, with a mild peppery taste.

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    Mother’s Day: Time to Reflect and Celebrate

    This will be my sixth Mother’s Day, so I am not an experienced mother by any stretch of the imagination. As a Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, I am fortunate to have plenty of coursework and some practical experience in working with children– but real life is different. Here are a few of the …

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    8 Important Questions To Ask Your Mother on Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017, and it is a great time for us to celebrate our hard-working mothers. It is also a good time to talk to your mother about her health history. Knowing your mother’s health history may help improve your own health.

    According to the Centers for …

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    Simplify Your Life

    Simplify your life. What an easy thing to say! Unfortunately, sometimes putting those words into action can be anything but easy. For so many of us, things just seem to accumulate until clutter becomes a way of life. In fact, most Americans only use 20% of what we own. The other …

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    Physical Activity is for YOU, at Any Age!

    It’s no secret that exercise is good for you and can improve your life in so many ways.  The idea of exercise can be daunting for some people, especially if you’ve never done it on a regular basis.  You don’t have to go to the gym and lift weights or run a half …

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    Earth Day; an issue of sustainability!

     

    Earth Day: an issue of sustainability!

    Have you ever thought about Earth Day, you know, that one day a year that falls on April 22nd?

    Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and sought to focus on the environment and how we can create healthy …

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    Spring Showers? Use Whole Grain Flours

    Wedding showers, baby showers, graduation parties – let’s face it, about half the celebration is based on the food that is served. Trays and plates of tasty morsels include a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and tastes. Why not include some healthy, whole grain options to join in on the fun?

    Whole grain foods …

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