In this Issue:
  • What is an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?
  • Summer’s Bounty
  • Mushrooms Are Popping Up All Over!
  • America LOVES Ice Cream! Help Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
  • Summer Canning Methods with Your Children
  • WATERMELON – Red, Juicy, Sweet and Healthy…It is Oh So Good!
  • Start Your Day with Whole Grains
  • Building a Healthy Taco Using Local Produce
  • Dairy Does A Body Good
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Nutrition

    What is an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker?

    An Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is a small electronic multi-cooker appliance that can function as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and more. It is often referred to as an Instant Pot.  It is currently the hottest trend in home cooking.

    An Instant Pot Cooker can prepare just about any type of food …

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    Summer’s Bounty

    The pickin’ is plentiful and life is good. Now is the time to take advantage of summer’s bounty. Summer produce is colorful and healthy. It tastes amazing. And right now, it’s everywhere!

    Fruits and Veggies in Season

    Buying summer produce now means you get fruits and vegetables that taste their best.  See

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    Mushrooms Are Popping Up All Over!

    Here, there, and everywhere!

    With all the rain of late, there seems to be an interest in mycology.  You know, the fruiting body of fungi called mushrooms!  Edible mushrooms in particular.

    It is not unusual; our subtropical summer weather tends to make some fungi flourish!  Moreover, apparently, there is a bumper crop of fungi this …

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    America LOVES Ice Cream! Help Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

    In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July (July 15, 2018) as National Ice Cream Day! Essentially, the entire month of July is supposed to be celebrated with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” involving ice cream!  Ice cream is both nutritious and delicious – eaten in …

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    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/07/08/summer-canning-methods-with-your-children/

    WATERMELON – Red, Juicy, Sweet and Healthy…It is Oh So Good!

    We tend to think of watermelon as a summer fruit and that is because in Florida, you can find watermelons growing from late spring through mid-summer. “Fresh From Florida” watermelons are available in stores and roadside markets from April through July. Time is running out this summer to have a fresh Florida watermelon, so be …

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    Start Your Day with Whole Grains

    Don’t let the heat of the summer months deter your path to a healthy diet. Stay focused and take small steps that can make a difference in your health. Breakfast is an important part of a healthy diet. Most of us struggle with what to have on hand that is quick, healthy and gets us …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2018/06/23/start-your-day-with-whole-grains/

    Building a Healthy Taco Using Local Produce

    Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish with a mixture of various fillings on a flat bread tortilla. Having recently visited the Yucatan Peninsula and consumed tacos on a daily basis, it became evident that even in Mexico, different regions make their tacos with local available produce, meats, beans and rice. The American version can consist …

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    Dairy Does A Body Good

    There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support bone health can go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing osteoporosis later.

    One excellent way to promote bone strength is through …

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    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

    “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” are grandparents who are caregivers for their grandchildren.  They have obtained temporary custody or have adopted because the grandchildren’s biological parents often are either incarcerated for crimes related to drugs and/or alcohol addictions or the parents are deceased due to their lifestyles and addictions.  The UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension Expanded Food …

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