In this Issue:
  • Wasting Food is SO Outdated
  • Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply
  • Summer Canning Methods with Your Children
  • 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
  • Food Safety

    Wasting Food is SO Outdated

    If your family is like most, grocery shopping is a dreaded weekly task.  Typical shoppers usually have an idea of what they plan to purchase based on a previously made shopping list.  Even then, it’s easy to go astray with impulse purchasing, bargain prices, and buy-one-get-one free opportunities that simply can’t be passed up!  Before …

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    Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply

    Gallon jug of water.

    Hurricane season is in full swing and will last through November 30. If you have not prepared your emergency supply kit, now is the time, BEFORE a hurricane is imminent.

    The most important item in your emergency supply kit is clean drinking water. Clean water is essential for drinking, cooking, and basic personal hygiene during …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/25/preparing-your-emergency-water-supply/

    Summer Canning Methods with Your Children

    At this point in the summer, many parents are at a loss for what to do to keep their children engaged and “off the couch.” How about a focus on healthy eating and food preservation? If you have a backyard garden be sure to pick the fruits and vegetables at their peak readiness. If you …

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    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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    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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    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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    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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