In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to cooking more meals at home. Preparing meals and eating at home has many benefits. When cooking meals, you can select the ingredients and choose healthy recipes lower in saturated ... READ MORE
Kevin Athearn, UF/IFAS Extension: Regional Specialized Agent, Rural and Agribusiness Development
UF/IFAS Extension is collaborating with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to compile a list of farms, distributors, ... READ MORE
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 UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Make the pledge to Dine In on Tuesday, December 3rd. Dine In for better health – physical, social, and cultural.
Join families and communities across the country as they “Dine In” on December 3rd in celebration of home cooked meals. ... READ MORE
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. Check out this video for more information:
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You have your frozen turkey. Now what? Plan ahead to be sure your bird is safe and ready to cook. Do not thaw your frozen turkey on the counter. All parts of the turkey must be kept at a safe temperature during the thawing process and cooked ... READ MORE
It’s still the dog days of summer so it’s hard to believe that the first day of school is right around the corner. Soon, the kids will be wrapping up the lazy days of summer and the fun of summer camps and family vacations to prepare for ... READ MORE
For those of us who read food labels, grocery shopping can be a confusing maze of health claims enticing us to make what look like healthy choices. But, are these choices really healthy? When I noticed that my shampoo was gluten-free, I ... READ MORE
As a County Agent, when I travel to meetings and other events I often hear the same question; “How are things in Washington County?” One of my go-to responses is “Plugging along.” While I may generally over use the phrase, right ... READ MORE
By, Les Harrison
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.
Sassafras has many ... READ MORE