Make at Least Half of Your Grains Whole
January 17, 2017
One Choose MyPlate message for consumers is to make half of your plate whole grains. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.
Class Highlights the Finances Behind Landscape Installation
January 13, 2017
Penn State Extension of Allegheny County will host a two-day short course, “Estimating and Bidding for Landscape Installation,” February 8 & 9. This short course is a must for anyone bidding on landscape jobs. No matter what size your company, it pays to take a critical look at the business end of things. Do you know your actual costs? Are you covering your overhead? Are you making a reasonable profit?
Beans and Greens: Food Traditions for the New Year
January 13, 2017
Many cultures have customs and traditions centered on food. To celebrate health and well-being for the new year, beans and greens are symbolic menu items full of good taste and nutrition .
Mastering the Art and Science of Gardening
January 11, 2017
The newly updated Master Gardener Manual from Penn State Extension is no ordinary gardening book. It is a well-thought-through guide for home gardeners, students and professionals that takes a practical, methodical and easy-to-understand approach to the art and science of gardening. This big, nearly 800 pages, hefty 8.5-by-10-inch hardcover is a welcome addition to every gardening enthusiast's library.
Buying Winter Vegetables on a Budget
January 7, 2017
Buying vegetables in the winter months can be expensive. Often I hear people say “my food bill would go sky high if I bought all the vegetables that my family and I should eat in a day.” But with a few shopping tips it can be done in the winter months without breaking your budget.