Although not well-known outside of the South, okra is a staple in Louisiana’s famed Creole cooking. The green pods have a rigid skin and a tapered, oblong shape. When cooked, okra gives off a sticky… Read More
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Pumpkins are not vegetables they are fruits! Pumpkins, gourds, and other varieties of squash are all members of the Cucurbitaceae family. Pumpkins have been grown in the Americas for thousands of years. There was probably some kind… Read More
By: Kendra Zamojski and Laurie Osgood If you lost power or your home was damaged by flooding, the food or water in your home could make you and your family sick. Fridge and Freezer Food… Read More
Strictly speaking, corn is not a vegetable, but a grain native to the Americas. The sweet, or sugar, corn we enjoy today is a mutation of Indian field corn. Nothing is as American as corn-on-the-cob,… Read More
Mint is an easy herb to grow in the North Florida Garden. Learn the basics of plant care and culinary uses with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County’s Garden to Table series.
Lemongrass is an easy herb to grow in the North Florida Garden. Learn the basics of plant care and ideas for use in the kitchen with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.
The classic succulent vegetable of summer is ripe for your salads, sandwiches and salsa. Tomatoes can be used many ways to make good food with good nutrition. Uses & Preparation Unripe tomatoes take 3 to… Read More
Program Overview Let’s Walk Florida is a 10-week physical activity education program designed to promote physical wellness among Floridians. Participants may choose from two tracks, according to their goals and exercise background – health or… Read More
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More
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You can’t tell by looking if your food is done cooking. Using a food thermometer not only ensures your food is properly cooked to reduce the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also prevents overcooking…. Read More