Tag: wakulla

Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

edge of a round area rug

As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such… Read More

Keeping Cast Iron as Good as New

cast iron skillets

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools is my cast iron skillet. Actually, I have three cast iron skillets of different sizes, one to fit every need…. Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

reusable grocery bags

Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Demystifying Pressure Cooking

Pressure valve on pressure cooker

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Pressure cooking is a terrific way to cook delicious meals in half the time (or less!). Increasing the pressure inside the cooker increases the temperature faster, so… Read More

Baking Soda: A Pantry Powerhouse

label on box of baking soda

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences All hail the sodium bicarbonate! This amazing chemical – more commonly known as baking soda – is a virtual kitchen powerhouse. Not only is it vital to… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

close-up of fresh carrots

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

Sassafras-base-root-beer

By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More