Welcome Winter’s Chill With the Taste of Fresh Pears ………

Welcome Winter’s Chill With the Taste of Fresh Pears ………

(NewsUSA) – Winter is here. While thoughts of orchards hanging heavy with fruit may feel like a distant memory, fresh, U.S.-grown pears are at their prime. This year’s pear crop — as many as 10 varieties — are in stores now, and abundant throughout the winter months.   Eating nutrient-packed pears as a snack or […]

By February 10, 2016 Read More →
FOOD: Time-Saving Slow Cooking ……..

FOOD: Time-Saving Slow Cooking ……..

(NAPSI)—On those busy days when you don’t have much time, a slow cooker can be the solution to getting a hot, wholesome meal on the table. Simply add all the ingredients in the morning, turn on the device, and you get to come home to a wholesome, hot meal, especially good on chilly days. So […]

By February 3, 2016 Read More →
FOOD:Char-Grilled Florida Vegetables with Feta …….

FOOD:Char-Grilled Florida Vegetables with Feta …….

Something that is good and good for you. Courtesy of the Florida Department of Agriculture Ingredients: 1 large eggplant, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 2 zucchini, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 2 large yellow squash, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds 3 bell peppers, sliced large 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon seasoning blend (Greek, Italian or your […]

By January 20, 2016 Read More →
FOOD: Florida Stone Crab Claws with Key Lime Mustard Dipping Sauce ……….

FOOD: Florida Stone Crab Claws with Key Lime Mustard Dipping Sauce ……….

A special recipe that will delight your taste buds. Ingredients: 3 pounds stone crab claws, medium sized 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise 5 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard 4 Key limes (or two regular limes), juiced sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Crack claws using a wooden hammer or a seafood cracker; remove shell and […]

By January 13, 2016 Read More →
FOOD: Florida Squash and Tomato Gratin

FOOD: Florida Squash and Tomato Gratin

Try something fresh and tasty.   Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 shallots, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Florida basil, or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 2 medium Florida yellow squash, thinly sliced lengthwise 2 medium Florida zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise […]

By January 6, 2016 Read More →
FOOD: Time-Saving Slow Cooking

FOOD: Time-Saving Slow Cooking

(NAPSI)—On those busy days when you don’t have much time, a slow cooker can be the solution to getting a hot, wholesome meal on the table. Simply add all the ingredients in the morning, turn on the device, and you get to come home to a wholesome, hot meal, especially good on chilly days. So […]

By January 2, 2016 Read More →
All about Cranberries …….

All about Cranberries …….

Provided by IFAS/University of Florida Cranberries are well known for being the sweet, delicious accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey, but not much else is commonly known about this berry. They have a unique planting process, are versatile in recipes, and provide ample nutritional benefits. Cranberry Growth Cycle Cranberry is native to the U.S. and is mainly grown in the northeastern and […]

By November 25, 2015 Read More →
The Change Of Season Gets A Whole Lot Sweeter With Ambrosia™ Apples …….

The Change Of Season Gets A Whole Lot Sweeter With Ambrosia™ Apples …….

(NAPSI)—Nothing celebrates the changing of seasons more than the arrival of fresh, juicy apples. This year, more than 14 billion apples will be handpicked in Central Washington, the sweeping landscape where the Columbia River flows through the Cascade Mountains. With the sun shining more than 300 days of the year, conditions are perfect for apple […]

By November 14, 2015 Read More →
Essential Tips For Year-Round Grilling …….

Essential Tips For Year-Round Grilling …….

(NAPSI)—So many people are grilling outdoors year-round—even when temperatures dip below freezing—that Weber Grills, the company that launched the grilling revolution more than 60 years ago, has released its top tips for hearty grillers who simply won’t give up the distinctive flavors that only an outdoor grill can deliver. “More than half of grill owners […]

By November 4, 2015 Read More →
Crispy-Juicy Fried Turkey …….

Crispy-Juicy Fried Turkey …….

(NAPSI)—Peanut oil could be your secret to a crisp and juicy turkey this holiday season. Consider this: While turkey is the favorite holiday meal for most Americans, traditional roasting methods take hours and can result in a dry, tasteless bird. Frying your turkey in peanut oil, however, takes just minutes and results in crisp skin […]

By October 20, 2015 Read More →
FOOD: Be “Pro-pack-tive” And Send A Healthful Lunch

FOOD: Be “Pro-pack-tive” And Send A Healthful Lunch

(NAPSI)—Lunch is important to power kids through their school day, explains Dr. Kurt Hong of the Center for Human Nutrition and director of Huntington Medical Foundation. He recommends combining complex carbohydrates with lean protein—nonfat yogurt and granola, a lean turkey sandwich on whole grain bread, low-fat cottage cheese with fruits and vegetables—for a concentrated, long-lasting […]

By September 30, 2015 Read More →
FOOD: Grill Safely With These Tips

FOOD: Grill Safely With These Tips

(NAPSI)—According to the 26th annual Weber GrillWatch Survey, a whopping 80 percent of American grill owners feel that grilling is an important activity when entertaining guests in their home, with more than one-third saying it is extremely important (34 percent). With barbecues in full swing, it’s a good time to brush up on the essential […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →
Best-Selling Authors With Tasty Tips For Managing Diabetes …….

Best-Selling Authors With Tasty Tips For Managing Diabetes …….

(NAPSI)—There’s some delicious and healthful news for those with diabetes, whether they’re dining at home or on the go. Two new books from the American Diabetes Association offer recipes, menu ideas and tips from best-selling authors to help people manage their diabetes without feeling deprived. The first, “Guilt-Free Weeknight Favorites,” is by the experts at […]

By September 23, 2015 Read More →
FOOD: Battered Is Better

FOOD: Battered Is Better

(NAPSI)—To make your fried chicken one for the history books, chef Kevin Houston offers this advice: “Start with quality chicken,” says Houston, who is the “chief flavor officer” and lead chef for Church’s Chicken®. “Buy a whole bird but separate it into parts so everything cooks evenly.” Wings and breasts cook faster than legs and […]

By September 9, 2015 Read More →
Ask Karen: What foods are perishable? …………….

Ask Karen: What foods are perishable? …………….

Perishable foods are those likely to spoil, decay or become unsafe to consume if not kept refrigerated at 40 F° (4.4 °C) or below or frozen at 0 F° (-17.8 °C) or below. Examples of foods that must be kept refrigerated for safety include meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and all cooked leftovers.   Refrigeration […]

By September 2, 2015 Read More →
Ask Karen: USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline Celebrates 30 Years of Service ……….

Ask Karen: USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline Celebrates 30 Years of Service ……….

WASHINGTON   – Many millennials will turn 30 years old this year. Rather than lament this milestone, the experts of the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Hotline revel in the celebration. July marks the 30th anniversary of the hotline, and to commemorate, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is highlighting the Hotline’s accomplishments.   […]

By August 26, 2015 Read More →