Salads are becoming more popular as the go-to side dish for dinner and the healthy lunch option. Building a healthy salad begins with selecting healthy ingredients.
Unit pricing tells you the cost per pound, quart, or other unit of weight or volume of a food package. It is usually posted on the shelf below the food. The shelf tag shows the total price (item price) and price per unit (unit price) for the food item. Can you save money by reading unit pricing? The answer is yes!
We know that the way to eat healthy and save money is to cook and eat at home. It’s important to plan ahead so set aside time each week to plan the coming week’s meals. Then you can use your freezer to help make healthy meals in a hurry during the week.
If you like to have fresh herbs at your fingertips then container gardening may be your best bet, and it is easy and fun.
It’s time to plant your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
It’s time to begin your vegetable garden now that the “last frost” has occurred in most parts of the country. The last frost date will vary depending on your location but it’s important to use it as a guideline. If the soil is too cold, germination (early growth of the seeds) is slowed; making the seeds vulnerable to fungus and other diseases.
Would you like to grow abundant fresh vegetables in a small space with less weeding, no tilling, no heavy digging, and less work? If so, I recommend you try square foot gardening.
With the growing number of "milks" on the market, it can be confusing when deciding which to select. How do you know which is best for you nutritionally as well as taste and cost? Find out how they compare.
A succulent is a plant that stores water in fleshy tissues to survive drought. There are over 60 plant families considered succulents. Some examples are sempervivums, sedums, aloes, kalanchoes and echeverias.
Gardening in the Poconos is fraught with problems, from rock-hard ground that is impossible to dig, to marauding deer that believe you planted a smorgasbord just for them. While lower elevations enjoy spring flowers, our winters drag on and on. Faced with these and other difficulties, why should you and I garden?
Penn State Extension has planned ten educational meetings for commercial tree fruit growers this spring, beginning April 14. It's time to choose your location!
New plants, whether new to you or new to the market, spice up your garden or containers. I’ve researched the best and hottest for 2016, all well suited to the Pocono landscape.
Looking to save some money on your food bill? Keep dinners on Monday meatless. However, it sounds easier than it is, especially if you tend to eat out on Mondays or don’t traditionally cook with beans, otherwise known as legumes!
Feel like you are throwing your grocery money away? If you find yourself throwing out food that you think isn’t safe to eat, you may be throwing money away.
Gather your family and friends, or co-workers to form teams of up to five people. Registered teams will take a virtual walk of a scenic route across Pennsylvania.
Last summer seemed particularly buggy. In fact, it was pretty hard to mow the lawn or even stay outside very long without being swarmed by gnats. And unlike other years, these "gnats" didn't go away in the summer heat. In fact, they got worse as summer wore on.
Pesticide Update Meeting for Farmers & Growers
Gardening presentations by Monroe and Pike County Master Gardeners on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Country Club of the Poconos Municipal Golf Course Club House, East Stroudsburg, PA. The cost if pre-registered and paid by April 6th is $20 per person.
If you haven't already ordered your seeds, the catalogs are out and it's time to get going.
This is the last of the series which update readers on the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines. We Americans love our salt. Salt is, in chemical terms, sodium chloride.