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Egg-cellent Celebrations: Safeguarding Springtime Traditions with Egg Safety Tips


March 28, 2024

Springtime brings warmer weather and festive occasions like Easter, Passover, and graduations. And what's a spring celebration without eggs? From cooking all the traditional recipes to preparing for the annual egg hunt, it's important to handle ... READ MORE

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Easter Eggs, Egg Safety, Food Safety, Foodbourne Illness, Healthy Holiday, Salmonella

Keep It Fresh


March 25, 2024

Welcome to our guide on preserving the freshness of your fruits and vegetables! Whether you're a seasoned chef or a newbie in the kitchen, keeping your produce fresh and vibrant can sometimes be a challenge. However, with a few simple tips and ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Cooking, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Preservation, Food Waste Prevention, Fruits And Vegetables, Nutrition, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing


February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Ocextension, Strawberries
Cottage foods cookie baker Kathy Paiva preparing cookie dough at a communal kitchen.

The Raw Dough Dilemma: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Uncooked Delights


December 21, 2023

There's something inherently comforting about the aroma of freshly baked cookies or the anticipation of homemade bread rising in the oven. But what about the allure of raw cookie dough or bread dough? While indulging in these uncooked delights ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Baking, Cookie Dough, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Safety, Health And Wellness, Holiday Baking, Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Food Safety After A Natural Disaster


October 4, 2022

After a natural disaster such as a hurricane, it’s important to take steps to prevent illness from unsafe foods. Here are some tips to help keep your food safe. After a hurricane be sure to: Throw away perishable food that has not ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Resources, Food Assistance, Food Safety, Hurricane, Hurricane Recovery, Ocextension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Food Safety During Hurricane Season


September 23, 2022

With hurricane season well under way, it’s important to remember to plan ahead. When it comes to food, you want to be sure that it is stored safely in the event of a power outage. Here are some tips to help ensure that your food is properly ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Featured, Food And Nutrition, Food Safety, Hurricane Preparedness, Idalia, Storms

Easy Math – Can You Do It?


August 26, 2022

I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE

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Meet UF/IFAS Extension Orange County’s Newest Agent!


March 22, 2022

It’s Nice to Meet You!  My name is Hillary Ayers and I am excited to be your new Family and Consumer Sciences/Food Systems Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Orange County! I started my position at the beginning of March and now that I am all ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Systems, Health And Wellness, New Agent, Ocextension, Orange County

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