Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap as many folks believe that they cause weight gain. Potatoes are considered a vegetable; however, because they are a starchy vegetable, it is recommended to eat only up to five cups a week based on a 2000 calorie diet. Every day we should strive to eat two and one half cups of vegetables.
A short presentation on plant disease followed by a plant clinic will be held on September 13, 2014. Pre-registration is required and limited to 16 participants. Please click on the link for further information and to register.
Do you enjoy gardening? Do you like to share gardening tips with your friends? Would you like to become a Penn State Master Gardener? The 2014-2015 Master Gardener training course for the Pocono District (Pike, Wayne, Monroe and Carbon) is scheduled for Thursday Evenings, 6:00PM to 8:30PM, at the Monroe County Extension Office, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, from October 2, 2014 through March 5, 2015. The application should be completed and returned by Friday, September 22, 2014.
Often one of the jobs of the kitchen helpers is to clear the table and put away any leftovers. Food storage containers can be great tools for kitchen helpers, or they can be a nightmare. Choosing the proper food storage containers is important both for food safety and food quality. Food safety experts warn not to reuse packaging materials such as paper, paperboard, and expanded foam containers, like foam cups and foam meat trays. These containers have air spaces that will store food particles and bacteria.
Rice is an economical food for family meals. It is a good source of energy, and can supply vitamins and minerals to the diet. It is generally classified as a grain, but in family meals it can be used as a cereal, as a substitute for potatoes, in soups, and as a dessert. The custom of throwing rice at weddings is a survival of the ancient Chinese religious belief that rice is the symbol of fertility.
Dimmick Memorial Library Pollinator Garden are working towards certifying their secret gardem as pollinator friendly. Even better, the Library would like to develop an educational program to teach children and the public about the role of pollinators in our food supply.
Summer is the season when vegetables are available. They are popping up at road side stands, farmers markets, maybe even your own backyard. It is a great time of year for enjoying vegetables and to introduce new vegetables to children.
Many families with different cultures have different eating habits and manners when eating together at the table.