In this Issue:
  • Grill It Up!
  • What’s Hot: Reducing Food Waste at Home
  • Freezing: Nature’s Pause Button – March is National Frozen Food Month
  • What is in Your Pantry?
  • Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family
  • Selecting and Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic
  • Milk…..What’s in it for you?
  • September is Food Safety Month
  • Store it Right
  • Food Safety

    Grill It Up!

    Grill Out Safely This Summer

    Perhaps it’s the gentle climate with temperatures conducive to outdoor cooking for much of the year. Or it might be that an outdoor get-together with family, friends, and good food is a great way to celebrate the summer. Whatever the reasons, outdoor cookery is firmly established as a tradition in …

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    What’s Hot: Reducing Food Waste at Home

    A hot topic in kitchens and restaurants these days is food waste. Chefs, restaurant managers, and even consumers are looking for ways to save money and the environment by reducing the amount of food tossed in the trash.

    The United States Department of Agriculture estimates about 31% of food is lost at the retail and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/04/10/whats-hot-reducing-food-waste-at-home/

    Freezing: Nature’s Pause Button – March is National Frozen Food Month

    Based on information provided by the American Frozen Food Institute, on average, 40% of all food in the United States goes uneaten and wasted, which is an annual loss of $165 million. Fresh fruit and vegetable waste makes up nearly one-third of this number. With these discouraging numbers and financial losses, how can the …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/02/26/freezing-natures-pause-button-march-is-national-frozen-food-month/

    What is in Your Pantry?

    With fall around the corner and school starting back, it is time to take inventory of your pantry. You should really dig in and see what is lurking in the dark reaches of your back shelves. This task should be done on a regular basis to help keep foods rotated and use products that are …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/11/18/what-is-in-your-pantry/

    Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family

    With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish when we get home from …

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    Selecting and Cooking the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

    Remove the lid or foil for the last 30 to 45 minutes of roasting time to get that gorgeous golden-brown color. Add thick veggies such as carrots, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts to the roasting pan for additional flavor.

    According to the National Turkey Federation, 88% of American families eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That’s over 46 million turkeys! Served as the main dish, it is complemented by a variety of sweet and savory side dishes, many of which are family traditions made from recipes passed down through the generations.

    Why do we eat turkey …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/10/26/selecting-and-cooking-the-perfect-thanksgiving-turkey/

    Food Safety Tips for the Perfect Summer Picnic

    There are few things more iconic during summer than a picnic.  There’s just something fresh and fun about sharing a meal in the park or at the beach with family and friends.  But just because you’re enjoying the warm, gentle breeze doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind.  By following a few …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2017/06/27/food-safety-tips-for-the-perfect-summer-picnic/

    Milk…..What’s in it for you?

    June is National Dairy Month. National Dairy month was first celebrated in 1937 to encourage Americans to drink more milk.

    Milk and dairy products comprise a diverse group of foods from fluid milks, fermented milk products, and over 500 cheeses.

    Generations of American children have grown up hearing the same parental advice, “Drink your milk…..milk …

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    September is Food Safety Month

    September is National Food Safety Month. However, food safety should be practiced every day of the year and for every meal and/or snack. We live in a busy society. We are always in a rush to do and to go to whatever we have planned.

    When it comes to our food, we need to …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2016/08/28/september-is-food-safety-month/

    Store it Right

     

    Does lettuce turn brown and slimy in your refrigerator? Is that two-year-old frozen turkey still safe to eat?  Should you dispose of that slightly moldy cheese?  “When in doubt throw it out” is definitely a safe practice to follow.  However, throwing food out is like throwing money away.  A few simple guidelines …

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